Pumice Powder

Pumice powder is used as a mild abrasive in glass treatments, electronic circuit board scrubbing, dental pastes and industrial hand cleaners. It is also extensively used as a cosmetic exfoliant in facial scrubs and foot scrubs. The pumice particles provide an excellent exfoliating medium which gently removes rough skin leaving it fresh and revitalised. Our pumice products are widely used in the paint and coatings industry as an alternative to traditional fillers such as nepheline syenite, calcium carbonate and silica.

 Technical Data Sheet

1. Product Name / Reference

Pumice Powder

2. Main Intended Use

Cosmetic scrubs, textured paints, circuit board preparation, dental pastes, industrial cleaners

3. Chemical Description

This media contains no free silica

Compound Element Chemical Formula Typical Content
Silicon Dioxide SiO2 74.55%
Aluminium Oxide Al203 12.45%
Potassium Oxide K2O 4.50%
Sodium Oxide Na2O 4.00%
Ferric Oxide Fe2O <2.00%
Calcium Oxide CaO <2.00%
Magnesium Oxide MgO <2.00%
Titanium Dioxide TiO2 <2.00%
Sulphur Trioxide SO3 0.20%
Manganese Oxide MnO 0.10%
Carbon Dioxide CO2 0.10%
Ferrous Oxide FeO 0.06%
Phosphorous Pentoxide P2O5 0.005%
Combined Water H2O+ 4.35%

Determined by FAAS

4. Physical Properties

a. Bulk Density 0.55 – 0.76g/cm3
b. Melting Point 1200 oC
c. pH Value 7.0 – 8.0
d. Specific Gravity 2.40 g/cm3
e. Hardness 5.5 Mohs

5. Sizes Available

Grade Size
NB005 4 – 6 microns (800 mesh)
NB012 9 – 14 microns (500 mesh)
FFF 5 – 74 microns (300 mesh)
FF 10 – 88 microns (240 mesh)
3/0 10 – 177 microns (120 mesh)
2/0 25 – 250 microns (90 mesh)
1/0 40 – 297 microns (60 mesh)
0-3/4 44 – 250 microns (80 mesh)

6. Packaging

Packed in 22.68kg paper valve sacks and 500kg IBC big bags.

Water Filtration No
Odour Control No
Green Roof Systems No
Cosmetics Scrubs Yes
Dental Treatments Yes
PCB Scrubbing Yes
Glass Treatments Yes
Metal Finishing Yes
Lightweight Precast Concrete No
Odour Treatment No
Seawater Reverse Osmosis No
Automotive Polish Yes
Effluent Treatment No
Horticulture No
Construction No
Hand Cleaner Yes
Paints & Coatings Yes
Lightweight Plasters Yes