There are three important criteria in life, the production of food, the reduction of man made energy and the safety of human life. Mandoval Vermiculite plays a major role in all three. Going back over 45 years Mandoval Vermiculite was originally registered as a subsidiary of a well know mine in palabora, its purpose to establish markets for vermiculite. Vermiculite plays an important role throughout the economy particularly in the Agricultural, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing and Horticultural sectors. Vermiculite is a member of the phyllosilicate group of minerals, resembling mica in appearance. Vermiculite is hydrated phlogopite mica, which has the remarkable ability to expand many times its original volume when heated, a process known as exfoliation.
Although there are a number of other vermiculite sources worldwide. The vermiculite sold by Mandoval Vermiculite has a number of unique properties which differentiates it from other sources which are:
These unique properties make Mandoval ’s Vermiculite ideally suited for the following:
A growing medium
A carrier for animal nutritional products
A loose fill insulation material in roofs
A packing medium especially where dangerous goods are being transported
A safe alternative from asbestos in friction linning products
In fact the use of Mandovals Vermiculite expands more than the few mentioned above but are further detailed under our products and services. Click here to read more about Mandoval Vermiculite horticulture applications. On the health a safety side of Mandoval’s Vermiculite business this covers a comprehensive range of passive fire protection products which you can read about here.