Iron Ore Pelletisation

Grade: Ashcoll

Product Description: ASHCOLL is high quality specially designed sodium Bentonite with high montmorillonite consisting of micronized particles selectively produced for Iron ore Pelletization. ASHCOLL is produced keeping in mind the complex & hanging needs of the IOP industry

Grade: Polygel SP-200

Product Description: Reduction in bentonite dosage up to 30 % to achieve similar. pellets properties compared to regular Bentonite



  • Low Silica (48 -50 % SiO2) resulting in lesser impurities in the final pellets
  • Designed for substantial reduction of Bentonite consumption thereby reducing the Si02 content in the pellet chemistry
  • High % of Iron Oxide (up to 15%), ideal for iron ore pelletizing.
  • High montmorillonite content, resulting in lower bentonite consumption rate.
  • Excellent water absorption rate resulting in maximum bonding with filtercake.
  • Excellent Green Ball Drop Properties.


  • Higher GCS, DCS & Drop Number at lower Bentonite dosage.
  • Less slag formation due to less silica from Bentonite.
  • Better air permeability during firing.
  • POLYGEL also helps in faster pellet growth rate.



Domain Leadership

  • World’s 3rd largest producer of Bentonite
  • World’s 3rd largest Bleaching Clay producer
  • India's largest producer of refractory material
  • India's largest producer of proppants


Ashapura Minechem Limited (Bentonite Division)

278, Jeeven Udyog Building, Dr D. N. Road, Fort, Mumbai, India - 400 001

Tel: +91 22 6665 1700


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