GeoBond® is made from all-natural Miocene Diatomaceous Clay that was discovered and developed in a small area of eastern Virginia in the early 1980s.

Improved Performance

GeoBond® is mined, crushed, dried and heat-treated by an exclusive wood burning process. Mechanical re-crushing and environmental processes render this product as a grey, odorless, granular material with a density of about 40 pounds per cubic foot.

GeoBond® absorbs up to 120% of its own weight in moisture and improves conditioning, pelleting, and flow-through performance in feed mills. A university study demonstrated that GeoBond® has a higher pellet durability index than a competing product while providing considerable cost savings.

All-Natural and Safe

GeoBond® does not bind vitamins or minerals and contains safe levels of chemical elements. When assessed for its toxic equivalence factor using the World Health Organization scheme, GeoBond® tested negative for any dioxin and furan pollutants. GeoBond® is OMRI-listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) natural diatomaceous clay consisting of roughly 45% diatomite and 55% montmorillonite. Both substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA under CFR 573.340 and 581.1 respectively.

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Natural Miocene Diatomaceous Clay Montmorillonite; Exclusive preparation methods result in unique large surface area for effective adsorption of toxins.

Cost Effective

A North Carolina State University feed manufacturing trial showed a 7% increase in pellet output (pounds per hour) when GeoBond® was used as a pelleting aid over one higher-priced additive and an increase in output (pounds per hour) when compared to another higher-priced additive.

University trials have also shown multifunctional performance benefits of improving feed handling and consistency to reduce feed-related stress, without interfering in the bioavailability of dietary nutrients to the animal.

Better than Bentonite

GeoBond® has been proven to be more effective solution than sodium bentonite; GeoBond® has a bipolar charge which allows it a broader spectrum approach when dealing with safe feed challenges. Since GeoBond® is non-swelling clay it does not bind vitamins and minerals. GeoBond® also is very cost effective when comparing it to bentonite.

GeoBond® Versus Bentonite

 GeoBond®Bentonite
AbsorbentXX
SwellingX
Binds VitaminsX
Binds MineralsX
Polar ChargeX
Bipolar ChargeX
Pelleting AidX
Multiple BinderX
Single BinderX

Analysis

Trace mineral chemical analysis by the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources.

Product Description: Clay fines from discharge

Method of Mineralogy Analysis: Product sample mixed with water, spread on x-ray slide, dried at 80 degrees C for 16 hours, and elemental chemistry determined with x-ray fractometer.

Mineralogy Analysis: Quartz/Illite

Method of Chemistry Analysis: Product sample mixed with water, spread on x-ray slide, dried at 80 degrees C for 16 hours, and elemental chemistry determined with x-ray fractometer.

Chemistry Analysis

 MEAN % MEAN %
SiO275.29Na2O0.14
AI2O39.25K2O1.57
FeO32.90TiO20.55
MgO1.65P2O50.45
CaO1.86LoI6.33

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GeoBond® Is Pure And Safe

 Maximum Tolerable Level
(ppm)
Level in treated feed at 2% inclusion
(ppm)
Cadmium.5.06
Mercury20
Selenium20
Cobalt10.08
Molybdenum10.69
Vanadium101.53
Barium201.92
Tungsten20.03
Copper25.29
Lead30.26
Arsenic50.23
Nickel50.49
Iodine50.03
Antimony70.03
Boron1501.04
Aluminum200*
Bromine2001.53
Zinc3001.94
Bismuth400.01
Manganese4001.24
Chromium10001.51

*Maximum tolerable level for aluminum refers to highly bioavailable soluble aluminum salts. The aluminum in GeoBond® is a natural and innocuous aluminum compound that is not highly bioavailable.