RADIOLITE - DIATOMITE FILTER AID
The ore used to manufacture Radiolite® FILTER AID is a formation consisting of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a form of plankton that lives in lakes and oceans. These unicellular form of life develop cell walls, or frustules, from silica ingested in the process of absorbing nutrients from surrounding water. Accumulations of fossilized diatoms frustules form deposits of diatomite, the raw material from which Radiolite® products are processed.
Although occurence of diatomite is rather common worldwide, the size of deposit and its quality will determine viability; few deposits around the world are actually suited for FILTER AID processing. In the whole Asia-Pacific region, only three deposits located in various parts of Japan and one vast deposit in China's Jilin Province combine the requirement for size and purity, which insures long-term viability. Showa Chemical Industry is the only producer in Asia that offers diatomite products processed from both fresh-water and marine origin diatoms. The reserves where formed between 100 thousand to 10 million years ago, thus offering a wide range of raw material from which a broad range of products can be manufactured.
The major component of diatomite ore is silica, and Radiolite® products are refined by calcination at various temperature.
Keltech Energies Limited has been appointed by Showa Chemical Industry Company Limited, Japan as the sole distributer for Radiolite® - Diatomite Filter Aid for the Indian market and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan.