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Perlite P10 B

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Chemical Properties

Perlite P10 is an aluminium silicate. Typical composition is:

CompoundPercentage
Silicon73%
Aluminium15%
Iron (Fe2O3)2%
Sodium (Na2O)3%
Potassium (K2O)5%
Calcium (CaO) + Magnesium (MgO)1%
Others1%
pH6.5 - 7.5
Organic Matternil
Moisture Content (when packed)nil

Physical Properties

Expanded Perlite P10 is white with a nominal particle size of 0.015 - 2.0 mm.

Refractive Index1.5
Free Moisture (max)0.5%
pH of Water Slurry6.5 - 8.0
Softening Point890 - 1100oC
Fushion Point1280 - 1350oC
Specific Heat837 j Kg -1K-1
Thermal Condcuctivity (loose poured)0.05 W m-1 K-1
Bulk Density (Loose Poured) 80 - 100 kg M-3

Grading Specification

The bulk density of Perlite P10 is 80 - 100 kg/m3.

Sieve Size% by weight passing Cumulative Retatiner (%)
3.350 100 0 - Trace
2.360 60 - 100 0 -10
1.700 50 - 90 0 - 20
1.180 40 - 80 5 -40
0.600 40 - 60 30 - 70
0.300 20 - 30 60 - 100

Note: Nominal particle size indicates the 80% band i.e. up to 10% above of below the specified range