Specialized sodium activated bentonite designed for underground works where groundwater pressure is high.
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IBECO bentonite for civil engineering applications

The IBECO range proposes several grades to cover the various needs of tunnelling and earthwork projects. Whether it is about slurry shield tunnel boring machine operation, vertical drilling or diaphragm and cut-off walls, Imerys will study your exact needs to provide the right solution for your job site to run smoothly. Beyond products, our technical support at the job site to your crew allows us to deliver a complete solution.
IBECO Bentonite is supplied in bulk trucks, or in valve type bags, polypropylene (PP) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags. Paper or customized palletizing facilities are available to suit your requirements. 
We recommend users to mix with good quality water, use high shear mixers and to allow for adequate hydration time. Store in a dry and well-aerated space.

IBECO range products
IBECO range products

Key benefits

High cuttings suspension capability
Low depth of slurry penetration
Fast development of rheological properties (hydration)
Advanced lubrication ability
Creation of thin filtrate cake with low permeability
High water absorption
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