Benefits of using Pumice Lightweight Aggregate in Construction

August 2nd, 2019

 

Pumice Aggregate is seen as a preferred choice to other materials in construction due to its lightweight. Where the pumice is a third lighter than other materials, it is easily and cheaply transported by either men on site or by haulage. When the pumice is used in a concrete mix, it increases the elasticity of the product, providing a more flexible compound. This is beneficial for high rise buildings which have to cope with additional natural elements like wind or storm natural forces. Pumice Aggregate is a user friendly product for the workforce when completing tasks such as drilling or sawing. Also being a volcanic rock Pumice in a concrete compound delivers a higher fire rating protection compared to other replacement aggregates.

 

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Calcium Carbonate in the Food Industry

July 10th, 2019


Calcium is an essential mineral that can be found naturally in foods such as dairy products, soy milk, or as a dietary supplement like calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Calcium Carbonate is a natural mineral, derived from the earth’s limestone, marble or sedimentation of crushed marine shells. Food grade calcium carbonate is usually added to many foods like ready-to-eat breakfast cereals and cereal bars, milk alternatives such as soy or almond milk, and some baked goods. Selecting foods fortified with Calcium Carbonate can help you reach your daily requirements for calcium. Techfil supply Food Grade Calcium Carbonate offering high purity and high whiteness.

 

Milk - Calcium Carbonate

 

Our Calcium Carbonate does not contain harmful heavy metals and meets international food safety tests including REGULATION (EU) N. 231/2012 (E 170). E170 Food grade calcium carbonate is mostly used as food additives, such as alkaline agent in food processing, nutritional supplements, dough regulator, curing agent, yeast nutrients, anti-caking agent, bulking agent, additives and modifiers of gum confection. Our products also can be added in calcium fortified food, gum confection, leavening agent, flour products, cereals, biscuits, dairy products, soft capsules and other products, and is an ideal raw material of organic calcium salt for high purity pharmaceutical grade calcium citrate, calcium lactate, calcium citrate-malate and calcium gluconate etc.

 

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Pumice Powders and Pumice Grains – A Organic Cosmetic Exfoliant

June 25th, 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.

 

pumice stone cosmetics

 

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Techfil Glass Blast Grit

June 12th, 2019

Techfil Recycled Blast Grit is produced at our plant by using 100% recycled glass, the feedstock originally comes from bottle glass and windscreens. Recycled Glass Media is extremely popular because of its;

 

 

Low Carbon Footprint

Delivers an Even finish

Low Cost

Removes Rust

Safe to Use

 

Glass Blast Media

 

We offer our Recycled Glass Blast Media in a variation of sizes for all projects with packaging in either 25kg polyethene sacks or 1mt (1000kg) IBC Bulk bags.

 

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Expanded Clay Odour Control Media

May 16th, 2019

 

Techfil Europe now produces a specific Expanded Clay media grade that assists with pollution control. Our Expanded Clay works as a fantastic product to be used at odour control treatment Sewage Plants to purify the air. Expanded Clay is also commonly used in slurry tanks due to the product being easy to install, cost effective and able to achieve great results.

 

Slurry Tank

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Pumice Filtration Media in Desalinisation RO – Oman

May 3rd, 2019


 

Techfil has successfully completed the supply of 240m3 of our Pumice Filtration Media to Oman. The client specified Pumice Filtration Media No.6 for technical reasons including the extended filter run times and reduced backwash costs due to its lower density. Pumice Filtration Media is now the market leading media for pre-treatment in BWRO, SWRO and RO desalination systems.

 

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Fine Pumice Powder used within the Paint Industry

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.

 

Pumice Paints

 

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Recycled Glass filtration Media

March 21st, 2019


 

Due to the high demand for recycled materials, Techfil Europe now produces Recycled Crushed Glass specified for Water Filtration. Our media has been tested and approved by the Drinking Water Inspectorate under Reg31 for portable water for human consumption. Not only is the Recycled Crushed Glass is cost effective, it is more environmentally friendly. The 3 main grades available in our range are:

 

Fine 0.5–1.0mm

Medium 1.0–3.0mm

Coarse 3.0 – 6.0mm

 

Please note we can produce specific grades to replace the current products you use if required. For more information on the products or if you would like a free sample, please click on one of the following links: Technical Specification, Contact Us

 

water filtration using crushed glass

 

Koi Carp Season – 2019

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.

 

Pumice Filtration Media

 

 

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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Lava Rock the preferred Odour Media for Anaerobic Digestion

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

 

Mossel Bay Desanilisation Plant

 

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

 
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