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Perlite, an inorganic mineral of significant versatility, undergoes expansion to be extensively utilized worldwide for a myriad of applications. This naturally occurring mineral, in the form of siliceous rock, is globally available with the most prominent mines situated in North America, Greece, Turkey, China, and Northern Australia.

Upon heating the perlite ore within the temperature range of approximately 850⁰-900⁰C, it expands up to twenty times its original volume. This characteristic distinguishes it from many other volcanic glasses, rendering it ideal for use as perlite insulation. The expansion is attributed to the evaporation of water that has been trapped within the ore, which constitutes approximately 4% of the perlite ore’s content. This evaporation prompts the ore to expand to its specific size. The process bears resemblance to the preparation of popcorn in a microwave, albeit at a significantly higher temperature. During the expansion phase, the perlite ore transitions from dark shades of black and grey to fluorescent, pearly white hues.

Perlite, a form of volcanic glass, is highly valued in horticulture for its capacity to aerate soil and enhance drainage. It is often compared with another gardening staple, vermiculite. Despite their frequent interchangeable use, each possesses unique advantages and applications.

More Information:
Perlite: The Versatile Mineral
Perlite: The Mineral for Healthy Plants
The Role of Perlite in Hydroponic Culture
Perlite for Lawns and Gardens
Growing Orchids in Perlite
Perlite for Golf Course Greens
Gardens in the Sky
Gentle on the Roof Gardens
Perlite Grow Bags

PERLITE (2MM TO 4MM MEDIUM) 100 LITRE

$77.00

Please note this is a bulky product and extra shipping charges will apply. Once you have placed your order we will calculate freight costs and contact you. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us.

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PERLITE (2MM TO 4MM MEDIUM) 100 LITRE

$77.00

Please note this is a bulky product and extra shipping charges will apply. Once you have placed your order we will calculate freight costs and contact you. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us.

SKU: MEDPER015 Categories: ,

In stock

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SKU: MEDPER015 Categories: ,

Product Description

Perlite, an inorganic mineral of significant versatility, undergoes expansion to be extensively utilized worldwide for a myriad of applications. This naturally occurring mineral, in the form of siliceous rock, is globally available with the most prominent mines situated in North America, Greece, Turkey, China, and Northern Australia.

Upon heating the perlite ore within the temperature range of approximately 850⁰-900⁰C, it expands up to twenty times its original volume. This characteristic distinguishes it from many other volcanic glasses, rendering it ideal for use as perlite insulation. The expansion is attributed to the evaporation of water that has been trapped within the ore, which constitutes approximately 4% of the perlite ore’s content. This evaporation prompts the ore to expand to its specific size. The process bears resemblance to the preparation of popcorn in a microwave, albeit at a significantly higher temperature. During the expansion phase, the perlite ore transitions from dark shades of black and grey to fluorescent, pearly white hues.

Perlite, a form of volcanic glass, is highly valued in horticulture for its capacity to aerate soil and enhance drainage. It is often compared with another gardening staple, vermiculite. Despite their frequent interchangeable use, each possesses unique advantages and applications.

More Information:
Perlite: The Versatile Mineral
Perlite: The Mineral for Healthy Plants
The Role of Perlite in Hydroponic Culture
Perlite for Lawns and Gardens
Growing Orchids in Perlite
Perlite for Golf Course Greens
Gardens in the Sky
Gentle on the Roof Gardens
Perlite Grow Bags

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