Top Bentonite Manufacturers, Exporters & Suppliers in India
Ever since its inception in 2010, Copia Mining Pvt Ltd is committed to delivering high quality products to its valued clients across the globe. A reputed name among the bentonite exporters (Attapulgite clay) in India, Copia Mining Pvt Ltd produces and markets various grades of bentonite clay. Positioned as one of the leading bentonite manufacturers in India, the company also processes, exports and specialises in blending various grades of bentonite clay to meet the requirements of various clients. The company is a major bentonite clay supplier.
Bentonite, also known as Fuller’s Earth is formed from volcanic ash consisting of hydrated aluminium silicates that contain metal ions such as magnesium, sodium and calcium. It gets its name from the place where it was first mined – Fort Benton in the United States of America. Bentonite is primarily used in refining oils and fats of mineral and organic origin.
Owing to its unique properties, bentonite clay is used as the primary agent in the edible oil refining industry. Bentonite clay is made up of aged volcanic ash and is open cast mined. It is primarily composed of montmorillonite clay minerals.
Processed Bentonite clay is also known as activated bleaching earth or bleaching clays, and is used in the process that removes impurities from edible and mineral oils. Before vegetable oils can be safely consumed, they have to be processed in order to remove impurities, both for commercial and health purposes. A process known as bleaching involves the use of bleaching earths or clays. The term itself is misleading as colour removal is not the most important purpose of the bleaching process. Vegetable oils contain contaminants that adversely affect the performance, appearance and taste of the oil. In order for it to be used in edible applications, the oil must meet high quality standards that require the removal of various impurities.
Bentonite clay minerals act as absorbents, the bleaching ability of the clay is solely dependent on mineralogical structure and properties such as particle size distribution, porosity and surface activity.
The minerals have been formed over time due to the natural adaptation of volcanic ash.
Bentonite clay is a powerful agent against undesired odor, flavor and impurities in crude oils and fats.
Copia’s grades are made from naturally occurring, carefully selected bentonite clays of high adsorption capacity. Mined in a sustainable way, our natural products are developed to ensure high levels of performance when used in refineries in processing edible oils.
These natural and activated bleaching clays are able to gently remove pigments, gums and other substances that affect the appearance, taste, odor and shelf life of edible oils.
The global demand of bentonite clay is expected to be steady because of its growing use in various industrial applications. As one of the leading bentonite suppliers in India, Copia Mining Pvt. Ltd. also specialises in bulk supplies and is considered one of the leading bulk bentonite suppliers in India and is a trusted name in the logistics supply chain in the export of bentonite clay to South East Asia. The company has set a benchmark on quality driven bentonite clay products to its clients in various segments across the globe.