Dry Bulk

The Many Modern Uses of Industrial Clay

Posted by on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Dry Bulk, News

For centuries, clay has been the medium of choice for potters and artists alike. Dry clay can be either a very fine powder or a hard solid. When mixed with water, it becomes a silky and malleable compound that can be shaped into many useful items or create works of art. The wet clay can then be fired to form a porous ceramic.

Clay isn’t just used as a sculpting or potting medium. In fact, for as long as people have made pots with it they have also used it as medicine for both internal and external ailments. Ancient civilizations would utilize bentonite clay, montmorillonite clay, or fuller’s earth for their medicinal properties.

In addition, clay is also an excellent sealant and is used in a variety of ways across many industries. Some examples of uses include:

  • Oil drilling lubricant
  • Concrete making
  • Construction
  • Brick manufacturing
  • Cosmetics
  • Lining man-made ponds
  • Flood barriers
  • Absorbing agents

Because of its natural sealing properties clay is a popular material to use when a seal is needed, such as within dams. It is also mixed with sand to act as a binder for sand casting molds.

With all of these uses, you can imagine how many pounds of clay are used daily, with many more being mined and transported. At CCC Transport, we handle bulk dry material trucking quickly and safely. Our dedicated fleet is ready to handle your clay or other dry bulk transportation needs. If you would like to know more about the transportation of bulk clay, we welcome you to explore our website and submit a quote request.

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