API 13A Section 9

VAN-BENT MINERALS API Bentonite is pure sodium based Bentonite. It is processed from selected ore with high montmorollinite content.

VAN-BENT MINERALS API Bentonite contains more than 85 % smectite, the active clay content as determined by colloid and x-ray diffraction.

VAN-BENT MINERALS API Bentonite is used as a viscosifier and Fluid Loss reducing agent. It is most effective in the fresh water. Pre hydrated VAN-BENT MINERALS API Bentonite can be used in brackish and salt water.

Typical performance of VAN-BENT MINERALS API 13A section 9 Bentonite when tested as per API method is as follows:



No. Physical Properties Specification
1. Viscometer Dial reading at 600 rpm 30 Min
2. Yield point / plastic viscosity ratio 3 Max
3. Filtrate volume (in cc) 15 Max
4. Residue greater than 75 micron (200 mesh) wet analysis 4.0 % Max


50 kgs HDPE Bags
1000 kgs Jumbo Bags

VAN-BENT MINERALS API Bentonite does not contain any fermentable product and is environmentally acceptable.