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.


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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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Pumice Irradiation service for Cosmetic range

October 18th, 2017


Techfil (Europe) Ltd now are pleased to be offering a fully certificated irradiation service for cosmetic grades of Pumice. Both Pumice Powder and Pumice Grains can be treated in the UK to 15-35kg standards.

Cosmetic Mask

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Plastic Media for efficient paint removal

September 5th, 2017


Techfil has now added to its range of plastic sandblasting abrasives for paint stripping, coatings removal, pressure blasting, powder coating, deflashing, deburring, surface preparation and mold cleaning.  Our Plastic Media manufactured from 100% recycled materials in 3 grades of hardness: Type II Urea, Type III Melamine, Type V Acrylic. Commercial and Mil-Spec approved: MIL-P-85891A are both supplied.


Blasting with plastic media provides operators with the ability to remove paint and coatings from aluminium and steel, without warping, marring or pitting surfaces; or damaging mechanical functions, bearings or seals. Plastic media leaves surfaces stripped smooth for new paint and coating applications. Hard abrasives such as sand, steel shot and aluminum oxide can damage surfaces, however, plastic blast media offers excellent solutions for efficient paint removal without damaging even delicate surfaces when using recommended blast parameters.


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Calcium Carbonate in the Food Industry

August 25th, 2017


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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Brown Fused Alumina the perfect media for Shotblasting

August 10th, 2017


Sandblasting is the common name of propelling abrasives grits onto work pieces like metal parts, wood, ceramic etc. to cut, polish and remove surfaces. This includes removing dust, scratch, corrosion, oxidation and forming shiny or certain surface preparation. Brown Fused Aluminium Oxide powder or grits are ideal material for sandblasting media. We produce grades from F10-F220(Macro) to F240-F1200 (Micro). These fine grades can also be used for precision polishing.


Advantages of Brown Fused Aluminium Oxide for Sandblasting


– Mohs hardness rating of 9

– High strength for cutting and polishing durably

– Heat resistant (more than 2200 Degrees Celcius) proof of high temperature

– Sharp edges ideal for removal of scratches, corrosion etc.

– Reusable material to decrease total cost


BFA Blasting






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Recycled Glass Filtration Media range

July 26th, 2017


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.


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water filtration using crushed Glass

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