Vermiculite - Unique Features & Uses

UNIQUE FEATURES OF EXFOLIATED VERMICULITE

  • Feather Light
  • Low Thermal conductivity
  • Non-conductivity of electricity
  • Fire resistant
  • Echo Proof (Acoustical insulation)
  • Termite resistant
  • Optimum compatibility with cement

USES

In Building Activities (Grade I, II & III)

  • Recommended as best thermal insulator and an ideal substitute than any other weathering course material
  • Cold face insulator as insulation bricks in furnaces
  • Plaster aggregates as fire proof material in structures
  • Water leakage arrestor
  • Insulation fill for homes

    Advantages:

    • Low electricity cost
    • Less load on structures
    • Cost effective
    • Fuel conservation

In Horticultural / Agricultural Activities (Grade IV)

  • Booster to soil health
  • Light weight compound for terrace gardens

    Advantages:

    • Requires less watering
    • Retains moisture and nutrients
    • Improves soil aeration
    • Needs no additional feeding
    • Eliminates damping off
    • Improves drought tolerance
    • Helps in faster seed germinations
    • Facilitates soil conditioning


    In Bio-Technological Activities (Grade V)

  • Carrier material of microbial inoculation for seed treatment
  • Medium for tissue culture

    Advantages:

    • Reduces usage of chemical fertilizers
    • Reduces bulk density in soil
    • Increases hydraulic conductivity in soil
    • Increases porosity in soil
    • Maximum yield
    • Healthier crops
    • More revenue

NEW APPLICATIONS

  • Compressed false ceiling sheets for roof insulation
  • Clay mineral barrier in canal lining to eliminate seepage loss
  • Polluted waste water remediation (Dye effluent / tannery effluent treatments)
  • Waste land developments enriching with nutrient
 
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