April 9th, 2019
Pumice fine powder is being used increasingly in the paint and coatings industry, this is an alternative to traditional fillers due to its low density and unique particle morphology. Pumice powder provides Interior paints with Burnish resistance, flatting, low sheen and low film porosity. The use of Pumice in exterior paints and stains provides outstanding tint retention, mildew resistance acid resistant giving frost free surface and increased cracking and flaking resistance. Pumice powder can also be mixed into emulsion paints to change their colour or simply mixed with water to use as a wash. The hardness, chemical resistance, and abrasive qualities of pumice powder, also make it deal for floor and deck coatings. Pool deck coatings have been successfully formulated with pumice powder and in some cases pumice grains for a number of years.
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March 8th, 2019
As spring is nearly upon us, Techfil Europe have restocked the whole of our Koi Filter Media Range for the season ahead. Our Koi Filter Media is inert and rapidly colonises with beneficial bacteria which help cleanse the pollutants.
It is highly porous making it the ideal media for biological filters of all kinds. Efficient biological filtration depends on the media of choice having an adequate specific surface area (SSA), adequate voiding and water retention time. Our Pumice Koi Filter media has a massive surface area and is therefore ideal in this application. Our Koi Filter Media can be used as a direct replacement to other ceramic based filter media.
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February 26th, 2019
The challenge of disposal and processing the municipal gas wastes into the atmosphere from anaerobic digestion, which is a source of offensive odours and a problem to the local environment. Controlling the odours generated by landfill activities is a challenge facing the waste management industry today. Lava Rock Odour Control Media is becoming a popular choice to help with the off gasses. This is due to its key attributes including;
Low capital and installation costs
Low pressure drop during the life of the plant
Allows high bed depths and therefore small installation footprint
Low empty bed contact times
Good removal performance
Tolerance to variable and shock loads
Not seriously affected by extremes of temperature
Suitable for hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans alike
Equally suitable for industrial applications and VOC control
Lava Rock Odour Control Media is rapidly replacing the traditional biomass support systems of peat/heather, wood chip and mussel shells. Not actively participating in the biological process pumice is not “consumed” in the manner of the alternatives and therefore has a much longer life (typically greater than 15 years). It does not compact and retains its original low pressure drop and hence low running costs. For more information or if you require to speak to one of our Process Engineers, please Contact Us
February 12th, 2019
Pumice Powder is added to dental cleaning products where a gentle yet effective abrasive is require. Pumice is a product that originates from volcanic activity so is totally natural. Techfil have been supplying Pumice into the dental industry for many years and works closely with large distributors globally.
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January 3rd, 2019
Pumice Grains have been used in liquid, solid and gel abrasive hand soaps for decades. Today Pumice Powders and Grains are a natural alternative to plastic microbeads. Pumice is now widely used in foot scrubs, hand cleaners, body & shower gels, facial scrubs and even kitchen surface cleaners.
In soap, Pumice offers a light abrasive quality which easily removes almost any grease or grime. Because Pumice is a soft media and a natural mineral, it isn’t harsh or toxic to people or the environment.
Moderation and a light touch are key when applying any abrasive soap, cleaner or polish. Applying too much pressure while applying an abrasive cleaner can cause scratches or redness. Instead, use a very light application of a scrub and wash and dry the cleansed area thoroughly. If you are polishing a car remove any residue with a soft lint-free cloth. Always use circular motions when applying abrasive soap, scrubs, cleaner and polish to prevent “burning” an area from concentrated actions.
Today Pumice is used in more than just abrasive soap and its ability as a versatile mild abrasive additive is continually being developed in new markets.
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December 19th, 2018
From all the staff here at Techfil Europe, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!
December 6th, 2018
Many congratulations to all the staff at Techfil who raised over £380 for the Movemeber Foundation over the course of November. After much debate, our judicators came to the agreement that our Sales Director Steve Woodman was the winner.
Well done Steve!!!
November 28th, 2018
Choosing the most effective food grade calcium product in a formulation is a critical decision. Food grade calcium carbonate has the highest concentration of elemental calcium 40% by weight. Many studies have shown that calcium from calcium carbonate in food is readily absorbed by the body. Because of this calcium carbonate is more economical to use and the food additive provides the nutritional properties required by formulators. Typical food grade calcium carbonate applications include:
|o Breakfast Cereal/Nutritional Barso Baked Foodso Fortified Beverageso Cookies & Crackers
o Soups & Sauces
o Food Processing
o Vegan Products
Techfil supply food grade calcium carbonate which is a naturally mined, ultra-pure form with typical assays greater than 99% to meet demanding industry standards, and more specifically, your own high purity standards. Our food grade calcium carbonate grades meet the requirements specified by the Food Chemical Codex 4th Edition, EP & USP and can be used in the most critical applications. Techfil are one of the top food grade calcium carbonate suppliers and consider our products in your next calcium product formula.
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