Ashapura is India’s largest and one of the top five players in Bentonite globally. The Company has extensive reserves of high quality Sodium and Calcium Bentonite which are mined & processed carefully into several grades. These are in different forms such as dried & crushed lumps, granules, powder to micronized powder, catering to diverse needs of clients. Our Bentonite products cater to a wide range of industries starting from the conventional usage areas of Iron Ore Pelletisation, Drilling, Metal Casting, Construction, Pet Litter etc. to value added areas such as paper, detergents etc.

Bentonite is a highly colloidal clay mineral which gets its name from the place where its presence and usages were first discovered – Fort Benton, America. The multiple properties of bentonite namely hydration, swelling, water absorption, viscosity, thixotropy make it a multi-application product for diverse industries. Primarily two varieties of bentonite are available - sodium bentonite (high swelling, gelling and thermal durability) and calcium bentonite (more commonly available worldwide but with less swelling).

Key Points of Ashapura’s bentonite and its operations
   
Ashapura has extensive reserves of both types of Sodium & Calcium based bentonite in Kutch, Gujarat, India. However, predominantly, most of its reserves are high quality , high montmorrilonite based Sodium grades which gives Ashapura the opportunity to produce various quality bentonite products for diverse industry sectors
Over the years we have developed multiple bentonite processing facilities with substantial capacity additions on mechanical activation, grinding, granulation etc. We currently have a grinding capacity of more than 350,000 Mts to cater to the growing demands in India and abroad.
All our Bentonite processing is strictly controlled by our fully equipped laboratories at our processing facilities as well as our state-of- art R&D facility where the fundamental research on Bentonite is conducted, with the aim to provide consistent, better & new products to our clients.
 
Our main processing facility is close to Mundra port which is a deep water, all weather port, and can berth even up to cape sized vessels.
   
Bentonite - the clay with a 1000 uses

Bentonite is a highly versatile mineral. When processed carefully, it caters to a wide range of industries, from traditional usage areas such as metal casting, iron ore pelletizing, civil engineering, drilling, pet litter to speciality application areas such as paper, detergents, cosmetics etc.

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