Bentonite is for cement, adhesives, ceramic bodies, and cat litter. Bentonite is also used as a binding agent in the making of taconite pellets as used in the steelmaking industry. Fuller’s earth, an ancient dry-cleaning substance, is finely ground bentonite. Typically used for purifying transformer oil. Bentonite, in small percentages, is an ingredient in commercially designed clay bodies and ceramic glazes. Bentonite clay is also used in pyrotechnics to make end plugs and rocket engine nozzles.
PDSCo Grout is a specially made sodium bentonite. PDSCo Grout is for drilled hole abandonment, water well grout, sealing monitoring well casing or as a geothermal grout.
Bentonite Plug is mainly used for sealing wells, borehole, and monitoring well construction. PDSCo Plug is poured in the hole dry, no mixing required. When wet it forms a flexible gel-like mass, which fills formation voids and prevents surface waste from reaching groundwater.
PDSCo Granular Seal is a high swelling and chemically unchanged granular sodium bentonite. It is uniformly sized (8 mesh) and contains no additives. When Granular Seal comes into contact with water, it forms a semi solid, gel-like mass. This mass fills formation voids and limits water movement within the hole. It also prevents surface water from following the bore hole to underground water supplies.
Super Mud Dry
PDSCo Super Mud Dry is an environmentally safe synthetic soil stabilizer in granular form. Designed as a replacement to bentonite as drilling fluid. Super Mud Dry has the ability to quickly impart a very high viscosity (100 plus Marsh Funnel Viscosity). This creates fish-eye structures within its body to assist in plugging the walls of the borehole, therefore reducing fluid loss.