Diatomite Fines: <0.6mm

Our diatomite fines is the perfect product for stock feed supplementation. This food grade product has been used for many years by the poultry industry. Diatomite fines has also had a long and successful history of use with cattle, sheep, goats and alpacas as well as cats and dogs.

While there is little scientific data regarding the efficacy or appropriate dosing regimens of diatomaceous earth, anecdotal evidence and empirical observations indicate that a dosage rate of around 2% by weight of the feed ration given over a period of 1 to 2 weeks at a time can have a significant beneficial effect on parasitic load and animal nutrition.

Fine diatomite can be used as a filler, particularly where a light-weight inert filler is required. It is frequently added to paints, varnishes, lacquers, paper, insecticides, plastics asphalt, fertilizers, welding rods, printing inks, sealing compounds, explosives and matches.

The finer diatomite grades are as good as or even more absorbent than Kleensorb. Fine diatomite absorbs more than 200% its weight of water

The low thermal conductivity of diatomite makes it one of the best insulators over a wide range of temperatures. It is also used as a mild abrasive . As a powder, paste or suspension, it is employed in metal and car finish polishes, toothpastes, powders, soaps, scouring compounds and match heads.

Diatomite is used in the manufacture of alkaline earth silicates and is also important in the making of pigments, ceramic glazes and as a pozzolanic component in concrete.

An important use of diatomite is as a support or carrier for catalysts, as a promoter of reactions, in emulsion breaking, in settling out processes, and in foundry operations.

Diatomite has a growing use in agriculture. For a long time it has been used as an addition to ammonium nitrate fertilizers to prevent caking and ensure even spreading. It is important as a carrier for other agricultural products, particularly fertilizers. Our own manufactured product, Molodri is an example of the effectiveness of diatomite in this capacity. The use of diatomite in combination with other biogenic combinations is a key to its future uses as a beneficial for both plants and animals.

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