Kaolins & Bentonite  for Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals

Kaolin has long been associated with medicinal qualities, in particular the internal use of kaolin and morphine for diarrhoea & stomach upsets and the external use of kaolin preparations, as facemasks or poultices, to improve skin condition and reduce swellings.

Kaolin and morphine works by absorbing toxins from the gut and bulking faeces.

Facemasks absorb oil, dirt and toxins from pores in the skin and poultices provide localized heat and moisture to relieve pain and draw pus.

There are three grades of kaolin approved to British Pharmacopoeia: BP Light, BP Light Natural and BP Heavy.

100% PURE PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE  FOR MEDICINAL AND COSMETIC USE.

 

 specialists in exporting - from 20kg to full pallets.

Medicinal Applications

  • Absorbent properties for gastro-intestinal conditions
  • Carrier for active ingredients
  • Suspending agent and viscosity control in liquids
  • Filler
  • Infused bandages for better control of heavy bleeding. Kaolin activates the blood clotting system
  • Relief of mouth sores caused by radiation treatments.

Veterinary Applications

  • As for human medicinal products above
  • BPHK is widely used as a poultice to treat soreness and swellings on the legs of racehorses following the exertion of a race or training.
  • In marine fish farming BPLN encourages newly hatched fry to feed.

Cosmetic Applications

  • Soaps, gels, shampoos
  • Toothpaste
  • Face masks
  • Scrubs
  • Bath bombs

Crop Protection

  • Repels insects and deters egg laying when sprayed onto crops such as olives and citrus fruit.

Sales

SM&K Ltd can supply small lots of all three grades, BP Light Kaolin, BP Light Natural and BP Heavy Kaolin:

1, 5 and 10 Kg lots in plastic containers

20 or 25 Kg lots in 3 ply kraft paper sacks

880 to 1000 kg lots in kraft sacks, on pallets

Quality Control

All BP kaolin sold by SM&K Ltd is manufactured and approved by Goonvean Ltd, now part of Imerys Minerals.

Goonvean, who are accredited to ISO9001: 2008 and FEMAS, has been the world’s leading supplier for more than 20 years. The kaolin is sourced from extremely pure natural deposits in Cornwall, UK.

All lots are fully traceable & accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis.

Irradiation

SM&K Ltd can arrange for kaolin to be irradiated to ensure complete sterility prior to shipment.

 

 

Test

Loss on Drying

 

 

Coarse Particles

 

 

Fine Particles

 

 

Heavy Metals

 

 

Chloride

 

 

Arsenic

 

 

Soluble Matter

 

 

Calcium

 

 

Sulphates

 

 

Substances soluble in acid

 

 

Acidity / Alkalinity

 

 

Organic Impurities

 

 

Adsorption power

 

 

 

 

 

BP LIGHT KAOLIN

1.5% max

 

 

25mg max

 

 

70% min

 

 

20 ppm max

 

 

330 ppm

 

 

2 ppm

 

 

10 mg max

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

 

BP LIGHT NATURAL

1.5% max

 

 

25mg max

 

 

70% min

 

 

20 ppm max

 

 

330 ppm

 

 

2 ppm

 

 

10 mg max

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

 

BP HEAVY KAOLIN

2.0% max

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

25 ppm max

 

 

250ppm

 

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

250 ppm max

 

 

0.1% max

 

 

10 mg

 

 

Passes test

 

 

Passes test

 

 

Passes test

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Safety

MSDS are available on request.

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