At IDEAL, we have been importing premium quality vermiculite for over two decades. Over these years, we have established long-standing, mutually valuable relationships with mines, creating a streamlined and effective supply chain for this product. Being a company that strives to serve our customers’ varied requirements, we focus on procuring different grades of vermiculite and processing them in our state-of-the-art exfoliation facility based on your specific requirement or application.
Crude vermiculite consists of thin, flat flakes carefully classified into five grades, each with a specified range of particle sizes. The coarsest grade comprises particles ranging between 5 mm and 8 mm, while the finest grade consists of particles between 2 mm and 4 mm in size. The ore granules are then exfoliated using a high-temperature furnace before being processed further for the intended application.
Exfoliated vermiculite, with its water-wicking, lightweight and thermal-resistant properties, is used in a variety of applications and products across an array of industries such as construction, insulation, automotive, packaging, refractory, construction, horticulture and farming. IDEAL understands the requirements unique to each industry and helps our customers meet their vermiculite procurement challenges efficiently.