Pumice Products

Techfil are one of the world’s largest suppliers of pumice based industrial products for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. Our products include pumice filtration media, pumice powder, pumice grains, pumice pellets, pumice aggregate and pumice odour control media. Techfil are now the world’s leading supplier of pumice filtration media for pre-treatment prior to seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) and desalination.


Our range of pumice filtration media, pumice powder and pumice grains are acknowledged to be one of the finest available on world markets. As well as producing filtration and cosmetic grades our modern manufacturing facility (opened February 2007) also enables the production of super fine pumice products for the paint and coatings industry.


Techfil are able to supply small and large end users alike, either by truck, LCL part loads or full containers. Specialist services are also available including express delivery and airfreight.

 

Pumice Production

All the pumice products supplied by Techfil are produced in accordance to the strictest guidelines. We operate to internationally acknowledged standards and issue certificates of analysis and conformity for every batch produced.


Additionally the pumice aggregate supplied is produced in accordance with BS EN 13055-1:2003 (Lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout).

 

Pumice Filtration Media

The use of our pumice filtration media in water filtration applications is increasing worldwide. Pumice filtration media is now recommended in potable water treatments, seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO), desalination and waste water treatments. Pumice filtration media is increasingly being specified for contracts involving pre-treatment prior to SWRO and desalination, in both new and refurbished plants. This is due to its extremely high particulate removal, low density and its versatility; it can be used in mono and multi-media filters in both pressure and rapid gravity filter designs.


All our pumice filtration media has British Standard approval (BS EN 12906-1999) – Products used for treatment of water intended for human consumption, European Standard approval EN 12901/ 12902:1999 and UK Drinking Water Inspectorate approval. Additionally our pumice filtration media meets all the chemical and physical testing requirements for AWWA B-100 and DIN EN 12906.


We are currently in the process of seeking full SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation) approval to further expand our Middle East Division.

 

Pumice Applications

Our pumice products are supplied into the following important industries: water filtration, odour control, cosmetics, construction, horticulture, koi filter media, printed circuit boards, metal finishing, glass treatments, dental polishes. Additionally pumice is a key component in industrial hand cleaners, polishing compounds and resin bonded systems.


We have an extensive range of cosmetic pumice and can offer irradiated pumice powder processed at 15-35kGy. This addition to our cosmetic pumice powder range was customer driven and has become increasingly sought after. We are also pleased to offer a new pumice powder specifically designed for exfoliant based applications.


Pumice aggregate is widely used to make lightweight concrete or insulating low-density concrete blocks. When used as an additive for cement, a fine-grained version of pumice called pozzolan is mixed with lime to form a light-weight, smooth, plaster-like concrete.


It is also used as an abrasive, especially in polishes, pencil erasers, cosmetic exfoliants and the production of printed circuit boards. "Pumice stones" are often used in beauty salons during the pedicure process to remove dry and excess skin from the bottom of the foot.


Finely ground pumice powder is added to some toothpastes and heavy-duty hand cleaners as a mild abrasive. Pumice powder is recommended for glass, mirror and crystal polishing. Pumice is a very effective tumbling media for industrial components, deodorant rollers, golf balls, plastic dice/toys, buttons & jewellery, silver cutlery, pewter mugs etc.


Both pumice powder and pumice grains are ideal compounds to remove stubborn stains and polish the surface. In car polish to remove old wax build-up and polish the painted surface pumice is proven. Also pumice powder is used widely as a filler and conditioner for rubber rollers.


Pumice aggregate is also used in oil well cements, due to its lightweight nature and mechanical strength.

 

Pumice Development

As a company we understand the importance of encouraging product development. Our customers must have access to the relevant physical and chemical data, MSDS, plus laboratory and working samples. The testing and approval of our products in formulations, processes and mechanical applications is our priority. Please contact us at info@techfil.co.uk or visit our main site www.techfil.co.uk for more details.


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