Middle East SWRO Tender – Pumice Filtration Media

May 16th, 2018


Techfil (Europe) Ltd have been awarded the contract (April 18) for the supply of Pumice Filtration Media for a prestigious SWRO desalination plant  in the Middle East. The material was produced & shipped within the strict timeframe set by the client. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for October 2018.


Calcium Food Suppliment produced by Techfil Europe

May 4th, 2018


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.


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.


Calcitec Puro pH


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Lava Rock the preferred Odour Media for Anaerobic Digestion

April 26th, 2018


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


Recycled Crushed Glass Filtration Media Range

February 21st, 2018


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


Plastic Microbeads Banned

January 15th, 2018


Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect on Tuesday. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July.


Thousands of tonnes of plastic microbeads from products such as exfoliating face scrubs and toothpastes wash into the sea every year, where they harm wildlife and can ultimately be eaten by people. The UK government first pledged to ban plastic microbeads in September 2016, following a US ban in 2015.


Pumice Grains and Powders are natural microbead replacement. These products are used in a variety of exfoliating and cleaning products, shower and body gels, facial and foot scrubs, heavy duty hand cleaners etc. Our Pumice is naturally occurring product neutral in pH, chemically inert, hard enough to exfoliate yet soft enough to not damage skin. Pumice-based scrubs and soaps exfoliate in a gentle with the microscopic surfaces of the pumice doing the hard work.





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Pumice as a Catalyst Support Media

December 6th, 2017


Supported catalysts are extremely useful in virtually all areas of petroleum refining and chemical processing. The advantages include: separability, cost, catalyst activity and catalyst selectivity. Pumice typically is used in axial or radial flow beds and multitubular reactors.


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Calcium-Based Antacid Tablets Made With Calcium Carbonate

November 21st, 2017


While a number of inorganic salts, calcium, magnesium and aluminum compounds have been used to formulate antacid tablets, calcium-based antacid tablets have become the norm. In addition to being effective acid neutralizers, calcium antacids also serve as a source of calcium, giving them a dual purpose. They are most commonly made in the form of chewable tablets, but swallowable or effervescent types can also be found. Tableted antacids are popular for occasional heartburn; they are handy to carry around, easy to take, and moderate in cost.


Calcium carbonate is the usual form of calcium used in these antacid tablets, and for a variety of good reasons: calcium carbonate is an effective neutralizing alkali, has a low purchase price making it economical, and provides a highly concentrated, highly bioavailable source of elemental calcium to help prevent osteoporosis. Techfil offers a high purity pharmaceutical grade calcium carbonate which has the ideal particle size.


Calcium Carbonate



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Pumice Powders and Pumice Grains – A natural alternative

November 13th, 2017


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.


For more information please click on the following links: Pumice Powders, Pumice Grains, Contact Us


High Purity Food Grade Calcium Carbonate

November 8th, 2017


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 Foods

o    Fortified Beverages

o    Cookies & Crackers

o    Soups & Sauces

o    Food Processing


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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Pumice Odour Control Media (Biological Scrubbers)

November 2nd, 2017


Pumice odour control media (lava rock) has now been supplied successfully for over 15 years into every municipal water company in the UK. We have seen a tremendous growth in the use of biological scrubbers to treat odours both in the UK and overseas during this period.


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