Bentonite is a clay mineral predominantly consisting of mineral Montmorillonite mixed with some related minerals like Nontronite and Beidellite. These are three layered Aluminosilicate with molecules of water between layers. For natural Sodium Bentonite, exchangeable sodium cations are predominant, rather than other cations like calcium, magnesium etc. Similarly in Calcium Bentonite, calcium cations are predominant. In fact in all Bentonite available in the world, the sodium variety has high swelling and gelling properties along with good viscosity and liquid limit.
The Bentonite found in the Kutch region of India is of igneous origin. It was formed millions of years ago, possibly from the volcanic ash falling in stagnant saline water in semi-arid conditions. Due to the natural characteristics of these particular volcanic ashes, the chemical composition of this Bentonite is somewhat different from the Bentonite available in the rest of the world. Most of these deposits are of natural sodium Bentonite with higher iron content which gives them their darker colour. Due to very fine particle size, this Bentonite shows extra-ordinary swelling capacity and bonding powers. These differences mean that the Bentonite finds the most number of uses in various industries throughout the world.
SUPERBONDTM is unique blending of Sodium and Calcium based Bentonite. SUPERBONDTM is extraordinary solution for foundry sand binding and it can also withstand higher temperature since it contain more percentages of metallic i.e.: Alumina and Ferrous contain. The foundry is able to maintain active clay levels with reduced additions of bentonite since SUPERBONDTM is having high Mont values. It also offers more superior thermal durability . This feature makes SUPERBONDTM ideal for applications that require high heat loads or high melt temperatures. Besides cost savings from lower bentonite adding one additional benefit is that there will be less waste fines to discard so disposal costs will be reduced..
SUPERBOND™-IOP is unique Sodium based Bentonite. SUPERBONDTM-IOP is extraordinary solution for Iron Ore Pellet binding and it can also withstand higher temperature since it contains more percentages of metal. The grade is also having higher natural percentage of Iron which is ideal in isolating ore pellets with the maximum percentages of Iron. The Iron Ore Pelletization plant can able to maintain active clay levels with reduced additions of Bentonite since SUPERBONDTM-IOP is having high Mont values. It also offers more superior thermal durability. This features makes SUPERBONDTM-IOP ideal for applications that require high heat loads or high melt temperatures.
Well Drilling remains one of the largest volume market for Bentonite. The important characteristics of this type of Bentonite are Mud yield, Gel Strength and wall building properties. The specification of drilling mud is given as per American Petroleum Institute ( API ) and as per Oil Companies Materials Association (OCMA). Manek Group offers well knows brand as “NATURAL PLUS-XL” and “NATURAL PLUS-30”. Tailor made products can be offered upon request.
Manek Group offers premium quality Speciality Bentonite for Civil Engineering application. NATURAL PLUS – 40TM ( Well known as “NP-40”) Grade Speciality Bentonite is best solution for Civil Engineering Applications. NATURAL PLUS – 40TM is in house certified for excellent Thixotropy properties, Super Viscosifier, Best suspension agent, Good Filtration control and High yield in water. This grade is also available as per tailor made specification. NATURAL PLUS Series of Speciality Benonite is being offered in Diaphragm, cut off and retaining wall construction, Piling-caisson sinking, Grouting, Tunneling, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipe Jacking, Cement Concrete additives. We also offers Attapulgite “MegaGel Series” and Synthetic Polymer “ManPoly Series” of products for the same application.
Bentonite is widely accepted for the purpose of improving ground conductance in electrical earthing. Manek Bentonite “ Natural Plus-EL” is best suitable for Electrical Earthing. Natural Plus-EL enhances the connection between earth rod and ground.
Manek Group offers premium quality Speciality Bentonite for Water Proofing application. NATURAL PLUS – 40TM ( Well known as “NP-40”) Grade and NATURAL PLUS-XL Speciality Bentonite is best solution for Water Proofing Applications. NATURAL PLUS Series of products are in house certified for excellent Thixotropy properties, Super Viscosifier, Best suspension agent, Good Filtration control and High yield in water. This grade is available in Powder and Granules with tailor made specifications.
Manek Group offers AGRONITE series of products for agricultural application. AGRONITE series of grades are well knows in many countries i.e. Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Manek Group offers Series of products for pesticide in Powder and Granules form.
Manek Group offers series of Brands for Animal Feed ( Pellet Binder, Binder of Micro Nutrients and Toxin Binders – Ready to mix with feed) through following Brands: MontGelTM, MegaGelTM, HSCASTM, Vet-O-NiteTM, ToxiLoc-80TM and AQUAPURE-160TM are registered brands of Manek Group. This grades are also available up-on tailor made specifications.
Manek Group offers number of choice in CAT LITTER. Bentonite, Attapulgite, Diatomite and Silica Based cat litter are available. The group also offers OEM services with various flavour and grain sizes.
Manek Group offer Pure Montmorillonite, Magnesium Silicate and Alumino silicates under various brand name. A separate facility is installed apart from other industrial minerals to ensure hygienic manufacturing condition.
Manek Group offer pure form of Bentonite for Paper application. The performance of Manek Paper grade Bentonite has very large surface area ( 700 to 800 M2 /g) when fully dispersed. Manek paper offers excellent adsorption, flocculation and Dewatering.
Manek Group offer mainly two grade of Speciality Bentonite for Water and Solvent based paint. The group also offer rheological modified Organo clays.
Manek Group offer high bonding strength, Low Shrinkage and Brighter color.
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