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Illite is a new type of mineral, which has a development and utilization history of only over twenty years. But it is only in the past ten years that Illite has been explored, developed and used on a large scale as a clay resource in China.
Used in potash production, and advanced coatings and fillers, ceramic accessories, cosmetics, soil modifier, poultry feed additives and ingredients of high-rise building's skeleton and cement ingredients, the nuclear industry's pollution purification and environmental protection. which trace elements can be made to the outer coating of the space shuttle. In particular, the three major sectors of the paper, cosmetics, ceramics, illite has a great value.
Colour: white, but often appears yellow, green, brown and other colors due to impurities.
Holmes Hardness: 1-2
Specific Gravity: 2.6 to 2.9.
With potassium-rich, high alumina, low iron, and smooth, bright, delicate, heat, excellent chemical and physical properties.