Bentonite mining includes mining of bentonite clay that is used as externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath and, in skin care recipes.
The global bentonite mining market was valued at $1.08 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $0.41 billion or 37.76% of the global market. The USA was the largest country accounting for $0.21 billion or 19.09% of the global bentonite mining market.
Mining companies are using advanced geosynthetic clay liners to prevent leakage and corrosion in mining operations. GCLs are geotextile and bentonite composites used in environmental containment applications. Advanced GCLs have higher chemical compatibility, slope stability, composite construction, swelling capacity and lower permeability than conventional clay liners. Other benefits of GCL include easy installation, better hydraulic performance, and resistance to varying weather conditions. Major companies offering GCLs include CETCO, GSE, Elcoseal, Terrafix, and Tencate.
The companies covered are Wyo-Ben Inc, Huawei Bentonite, Amcol, Ashapura, and Cimbar.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The bentonite mining market is segmented into Sodium; Calcium; Others.
Sodium bentonite mining segment includes mining of bentonite used for large sealants and as natural sealant.
Calcium bentonite miningsegment includes mining of bentonite used for small castings.
Other Bentonite meaning segment includes mining other than Sodium and calcium bentonite