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Fullers Earth

Fuller's Earth is a natural material with a high absorption capacity, consisting mainly of attapulgite. Refers to the bleaching and purifying clay species. Fuller's earth has wide range of usage in different spheres: сosmetics production, chemistry, industry. Mainly this material is widely used for oil purification.
Fuller's Earth Features
Origin
Fuller's earth (also called Montmorillonite or Bentonite) is represented by clays of montmorillonite composition or siliceous rocks (diatomite, trapezoid, flask). Montmorillonite is a typical product of aluminosilicate weathering. It is one of the main minerals in many soils, the main component of bentonite.
Color
White or gray, in the presence of impurities, brown, red, greenish, with a pink or gray-blue hue.
Chemical properties

SiO2

66.1%

Al2O3

12.6%

Fe2O3

5.1%

MgO

9.8%

CaO

1.4%

K2O

1.3%

TiO2

1.0%

Other

2.7%