In metallurgy Bentonite is used in iron-ore pellets production. Natural-sodium bentonite should meet the following requirements:
|Montmorillonite content, not less||%||85|
|Swelling index, not less||ml/2g||28|
|Effective viscosity, not less||Mpa*s||40|
The largest customers of bentonite clay for iron-ore pellets production are “Lebedinskiy” and “Mikhaylovskiy” iron-ore plants.
Production technology of «AzRPI» JV is covered by patents.
Bentonite clay is shipped in bulk in gondolas from Gazakh station of Azerbaijan railway.