Industrial minerals are geological minerals that are mined for their commercial value. These minerals are not used for fuel and are not sources of metals. Typical examples of industrial minerals include limestone, clays, sand, gravel, diatomite, kaolin, bentonite, silica, gypsum and talc. Industrial minerals are often used in their natural state and after beneficiation are either used as raw materials or as additives in a wide range of applications, including construction, ceramics, paints, electronics, filtration, plastics, glass, detergents, paper and more.
Products made possible by industrial minerals are not only valuable, but are essential to everyday life. This is why the evaluation of industrial minerals is so important and requires precise processing. McLanahan Corporation provides custom engineered solutions that crush, sample, size, wash, and classify industrial minerals. Our equipment has the capability to take industrial minerals and process them so they can be used in everything from car parts to pharmaceuticals.