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A Showcase of our products by Application
Why Perlite Works

How Perlite Works
Physical Proprties

Physical Characteristics 

Water Holding

Water Holding Proprerty

Perlite Garden

Gardens In the Sky

Perlite The Mineral

For Healthy Plants

Perlite Origin and Characteristics

Perlite is a naturally-occurring siliceous rock. The distinguishing feature that sets perlite apart from other volcanic glasses is that when heated to a suitable point in its softening range, it expands from four to twenty times its original volume.

While the crude rock may range from transparent light gray to glossy black:







the color of expanded perlite ranges from snowy white to grayish white.

Why Perlite Works

Expanded perlite particles are clusters of minute, lightweight, insulating, glass bubbles. Its unique internal structure, together with a large exterior irregular surface composed of broken bubbles and surface openings provide for water and air holding capacity.



Its internal structure resists thermal transmission, and crushed particles present a maze of microscopic pathways that can be used to filter and clean a wide array of liquids

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Norcal Metal Test Analysis 

The Test Analysts results on

metallic content for our

perlite Products

The Expansion Process



This expansion is due to the presence of two to six percent combined water in the crude perlite rock. Expanded perlite can be manufactured to weigh as little as 2 pounds per cubic foot (32kg/m3), making it adaptable for numerous applications.












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show of France expanding perlite


This expansion process also creates one of perlite's most distinguishing characteristics: its white color.


Because perlite is a form of natural glass, it is classified as chemically inert and has a pH of approximately 7All of our perlite is OMRI and CDFA Organic input material Certified.

Expanded Perlite:


The expanded product in various grades, with white snowy characteristic

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