Our Activated Bleaching Earth products ensure an optimized result in the edible and non-edible oil refining process.
Decades of experience procuring & processing montmorillonite bentonite clays for different industrial needs.
What Is Bentonite?
This type of clay rock was named in about 1890 after an area called Benton Shale near Rock River, Wyoming in the United States, thus the name of Bentonite retains until today. The mineral is formed with time from weathering of volcanic ash, consisting predominantly of smectite minerals, usually montmorillonite. Smectites are clay minerals that consist of multiple layers of clay minerals, two of tetrahedral layers and one octahedral layer. Depending on the industrial needs, bentonites can contain a variety of minerals in addition to montmorillonite that can be further enhanced or changed accordingly.
Bentonite deposits are usually acquired by mining, as they are not visible and situated under the top layers of the earth; after stripping the topsoil layers, then deposits can be extracted. Although this type of clay already comes with certain natural properties, it is important to understand that by processing it further will help to rid off its impurities and enhance its capabilities at the same time. By proper mining and minerals processing, PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA ensures that all of the clients will be able to use these products efficiently.
There are two common types of montmorillonite bentonite clays, one belongs to the calcium type of family that inherits non-swelling property and high content of Ca, used largely as an adsorbent/bleaching agent. The other belongs to the sodium type, where it has swelling property with high content of Na, it is known that this type of clay can expand up to 18 times than its original size when wetted by water. With proper process, the clay can be modified for further uses, from binder agent, sealant, to soil remedy.
Established in 1978 and incorporated in 1982, PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA is one of the oldest and largest Bentonite manufacturers in the country. With more than three decades of experience in procuring & manufacturing bentonites, the Company thrives and offers multi-bentonite applications for different industrial needs.
Our bentonite mining operations and reserves are strategically located in the west of Java province to support our two well-planned manufacturing facilities in the region. We are fully integrated from mining to production facilities; we provide full traceability of all of our products from their origins to finish goods.
For the past few decades, the Company has extended its boundary and presence internationally. PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA builds strong relationship and partnership with all of our clients, from small-medium industries to fortune 500 clients. Our products and brands have global acceptance and recognition for their high quality and consistency.
To date PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA is the leading bentonite manufacturer in the country with up to 100,000 metric tons production output annually for various different applications.
Our Fundamental Values
Founded as a traditional family-owned industry, PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA has grown to be one of the formidable & leading bentonite industries in the country. However, being a prominent global industry and professionally managed doesnâ€™t sway us from our fundamental values - our guidance that created us in the past, now and for the future.
We always emphasize on the quality of being trusted and believed in, by providing accurate and clear information to build sustainable partnership;
We strive to keep up with new ideas and process that may give new or better solutions;
It is our best intention to provide the best quality products and services for all of our partners;
Products & Support
Activated Bleaching Earth
Commonly used as an adsorbent or refining agent in the process of refining edible oils & fats, the calcium based montmorillonite clays are quarried and produced under stringent process controls.
Quarried from the best clay mines in the regions, these clays are first tested for their performance and consistency before delivered and produced in our facility.
Sodium Montmorillonite Bentonite Clays
Since early 2004 PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA has introduced different sodium bentonite clay applications for many industries in addition to our Activated Bleaching Earth products. Every raw sodium clay undergoes stringent control prior entering our warehouse and processing line, as the result we have created reliable and sustainable products for all of our clients.
Technical Support & Advisory
For many years, our Company affiliates with experts and professionals who have been veteran in the CPO downstream industries. We are here to advise you how to take full benefits of our products, which would give optimum bleaching performance in your refinery lines. Let us know should you have any inquiries for our technical supports while using our products, and most importantly it is free.
PT. BENTONIT ALAM INDONESIA sees that conserving our environment is as equally important as maintaining an optimum productivity and efficiency. We always try to minimize our carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impacts by regulating its effluent water as well as gas emissions. Every semester the company reports to the environmental government agency in the region and practices internal improvements to ensure our effluent and emissions are within the regulated limits.
PT. Bentonit Alam Indonesia is strategically located in the heart of Indonesia. With 3 operational sites, each is located near prominent seaports and established road access (with future planned sites), we are well-placed to extend our product services domestically and globally.