Exfoliators are the leaders in hydroponic supplies, manufacturing Premium Perlite, Premium Vermiculite and Passive Fire Protection products. These are used in a large range of applications such as lightweight plasters. Our brand has dispersed the various misconceptions about ‘What is Perlite’ and ‘What is Vermiculite’ and how efficient its usage is.
In the early years of Exfoliators we manufactured Vermiculite for the horticulture market and passive fire protection, but since 1998 we have expanded into many areas of business and distribute our products all over Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Exfoliators has been in existence since 1959, manufacturing Vermiculite, products for horticulture and Passive Fire Protection products. In 1998 we increased manufacturing by introducing Perlite – popular now for its use in hydroponics and horticulture, as well as a lightweight filler in plasters, concrete and paint.
We have built Exfoliators on close relationships with our customers and on providing the best quality Premium Perlite and Premium Vermiculite available in Australia.
What is Vermiculite?
Versatile in its use, vermiculite is commonly used in five main industries; horticulture, viticulture, agriculture, industrial, and construction. Ultimately, vermiculite is a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral and when heated, can undergo significant expansion.
The process of exfoliation occurs when the mineral is heated and the effect is routinely produced in commercial furnaces. Through the weathering or hydrothermal alteration of biotite or phlogopite, vermiculite is formed.
What is Perlite?
Perlite is a natural occurring mineral in the form of siliceous rocks. Perlite, along with sufficiently expanding when heated, is an extremely versatile inorganic mineral that once expanded, is used extensively world wide for many different applications.