Formed from volcanic ash and having an exceptionally high percentage of montmorillonite in its structure, bentonite is characterized by high sorption capacity, high plasticity and binding power, and ability to swell internally after contact with water. Mainly mixed with water, it is consumed construction, medicine, food, ceramic industries, and a lot more. Bentonite widely utilized plasticizing, bonding and suspending. It is also used as a fire retardant material, oil decolorizer and an emulsion stabilizer. The material is available in the two types: calcium and sodium bentonite.
The USA holds the leading position on the market in terms of production volumes and exports. Over the last few years, the bentonite demand has shown an increase by almost 5%.
The Catalogue offers research reports devoted to the bentonite market. The reports contain comprehensive analyses of the current market situation; assess export and import volumes, production and consumption. Data on industry blue chips; future market outlook; news digest are contained in the research reports too.
International Trade in Bentonite: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global bentonite market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including bentonite global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.