Pumice Powders and Pumice Grains – A Organic Cosmetic Exfoliant for Hand Scrubs

March 31st, 2020

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

 

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

 

Expanded Clay increase in production for 2020

March 6th, 2020

Due to high demand for our Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate, we have increased production for 2020. We now have more stock available on the ground ready for larger projects. We have increased volumes of production for all of our grades to satisfy our current and new customer needs.

Geotechnical-Fill ExClay

 

For more information please click on the following links: Expanded Clay, Contact Us

 

 

Expanded Perlite Filter Aid

February 20th, 2020

 

Expanded Perlite is an extremely lightweight product and is created by putting raw perlite into a furnace, which ultimately changes the chemical composition. In filter systems especially in the beverage industry, Expanded Perlite Filter Aid makes a filtering layer (cake) that transfers the filtered product from the septum/wall. If the septum has no expanded perlite filter aid, the filtrate would not be clear, in fact the liquid would be dirty, muddy and murky. Also, it is worth mentioning without using Perlite Filter Aid the solid particles in the liquid will gather together, decrease the filtering surface area, lose optimum quality and eventually block the septum.

 

 

 

The Perlite Filter Aid adds no taste or odour to the liquids that have been filtered. The material is also insoluble in mineral and organic acids at all temperatures. Another benefit of perlite filter aid is when is when it comes to the end of the filter cycle, the filter cakes remain through the liquid and prevents impurities passing.

 

filteraid cake Diagram

 

 

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Lava Rock the preferred Odour Media for Anaerobic Digestion

February 5th, 2020

 

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

 

Calcium Carbonate in the Food Industry

January 16th, 2020

 

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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Seasons Greetings and all the best in 2020 from us at Techfil !!!

December 17th, 2019

From all of our staff here at Techfil Europe, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

 

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Fine Pumice Powder used within the Paint Industry

December 4th, 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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Expanded Clay Slurry Tank Media

November 13th, 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

 

For more information please click on the following links: Technical Specification,  Contact Us

 

Expanded Clay, The Best Support Media for Green Walls

November 5th, 2019

 

Techfil Europe has recent supplied our Expanded Clay Media for a large Green Wall project at an international airport in Brazil. Not only the Green Walls look aesthetically great, it also offers insulation to save on heating costs and produces Oxygen to promote a healthier communal space. Our Expanded Clay is also widely used within the Green Roof industry for the same reasons.

 

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Techfil Recycled Glass Blast Media

October 31st, 2019

 

Techfil Recycled Blast Media is produced at our plant by using 100% recycled glass cullet, our 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.

 

For a quotation please Contact Us

 
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