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Functional Minerals

Bentonite based products from food to foundry

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Due to its high surface area and strong binding properties, Bentonite is a true all-rounder that enhances a wide range of products and processes in various industries from food to foundry.

As a leading provider of specialty products based on Bentonite, the business unit Functional Minerals defines the entire value chain: from exploration, mining, processing and refinement to tailored industry and customer specific solutions.

Our global network of mines, secure supply, efficient logistics and unparalleled application service is ready for your needs on 24 production sites worldwide – and looks back on over 100 years of experience.

Clariant’s sustainability approach is an increasingly important aspect for our customers across the globe. Sustainability is a strategic pillar of Clariant's business strategy. And it doesn't stop with our products. We are committed to re-naturalizing our bentonite mines, even with a higher level of biodiversity.

Our solutions

  • Oil Purification

    TONSIL® bleaching clays for efficient purification. more

  • Foundry Additives

    GEKO™ and ECOSIL™ molding sand additives ensure superior quality precision castings and highest foundry productivity. more

  • Cargo & Device Protection

    Silica gel Desiccants, Cargo Desiccants CONTAINER DRI® II, Bentonite Desiccants DESI PAK®, and Oxygen Absorbers Oxy-Guard™ protection against moisture and oxidation. more

  • Filtration & Separation Solutions

    Mining and general applications: INVOQUE® more

  • Civil Engineering

    Natural BENTONIL® and MONTIGEL® drilling additives allow civil engineers to put the most daring tunneling and foundation projects into practice. more

  • Waste Water Treatment

    Das hocheffiziente Fällungsmittel SÜDFLOCK® K2 ermöglicht kommunalen und industriellen Kläranlagen auch die strengsten Umweltauflagen zu erfüllen. more

  • Clay Specialties

    Bentonite-based specialized solutions increase quality and productivity of a wide range industries, from pharmaceuticals and beverages to ceramics. more

  • Paper Additives

    OPAZIL® retention aids and PITCHBENT® pitch control agents improve the reliability and productivity of state-of-the-art paper making equipment. more

  • Detergent Additives

    LAUNDROSIL®, LAUNDROCLIN® and LAUNDROBRIGHT® additives considerably enhance formulation and production flexibility for the ever-more demanding detergent industry. more

  • PVC Stabilizers

    SORBACID® hydrotalcites enable sustainable and environmentally friendly heavy metal free PVC stabilizer formulations. more

  • BTX Catalysts

    Olefin Removal in Aromatic Complexes with TONSIL ® APT and TONSIL ® CO catalysts more

  • Kerosene and Jet Fuel Purification

    TONSIL ® Jet Supreme adsorbents have been establishing an outstanding status around the world. more

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February 28, 2020

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