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Uses of American Colloid Company’s Industrial Specialty Clays

There are literally a thousand uses for American Colloid Company’s smectite clays: Hectorites, Magnesium Aluminum Silicates and Bentonites. These clays are typically used in water based systems for emulsion stabilizing, gelling, suspending, binding, bodying and disintegrating.  The Industrial Specialties Group of American Colloid Company offers five main product lines.

Product lines:

  • Hectabrite® (Water-washed hectorites)
  • Hectalite® (Dry processed hectorites)
  • Magnabrite® (Water-washed magnesium aluminum silicates)
  • Polargel® (Water-washed white sodium bentonites)
  • Volclay® (Dry processed sodium and calcium bentonites)


Select an application below to read more and to access specific product details and technical information.

And Much More. . .

These are some of the many applications that American Colloid Company’s products are used for. For additional information, please contact the Industrial Specialties Group of American Colloid Company.

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