Paper /ceramics/ Cosmetics
Bentonite is stabilizing fine-, heavy- and technical- ceramic
products. It is a used as antisettling agent in engobes and
glazes, as fluxing agent, and as plasticizer.
Bentonite is crucial to paper making, where it is used in pitch
control (i.e. absorption of wood resins that tend to obstruct the
machines), to improve the efficiency of the conversion of pulp
into paper, and to improve the quality of the paper. Bentonite
also offers useful de-inking properties for paper recycling. In
addition, acid activated bentonite is used as the active
component in the manufacture of carbonless copy paper.