bleaching clay


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bleaching clay

[′blēch·iŋ ‚klā]
(materials)
Absorbent clay contacted with petroleum and vegetable and other oils to make decolorized products.
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Seed crushers remove the green from the oil with bleaching clays, which produce an added expense and pose an environmental problem.
Cat's Pride(R) cat litter, Jonny Cat(R) cat litter, Agsorb(R) agricultural carriers, Pro's Choice(R) sports field products, Flo-Fre(R) processing aids, ConditionAde(R) pellet binder and Pure-Flo(R) bleaching clays are all trademarks of Oil-Dri Corporation of America.
Sales of Pure-Flo(R) bleaching clays and the other fluids purification products were approximately equal to those of a year ago.
Sales of fluids purification products, Pure-Flo(R) bleaching clays and Ultra-Clear(R) clarification aids, were down 3% in the quarter.
Domestic usage rate of bleaching clays were down considerably due to the high quality of crude oils being refined.