Our products utilize the unique properties of Sodium Bentonite for a wide verity of industrial and commercial applications. These properties include the ability to form viscous thixotropic fluids when mixed with fresh water. These properties are very beneficial in drilling applications. They have the ability to lift and remove drill cuttings, seal and prevent formation fluids from entering the hole , reduce friction of drill string against the drill hole and cool and clean the bit. Another aspect of sodium bentonite is its capacity to create very low permeability seals for construction of reservoirs, landfills, containment barriers and cutoff walls.

PRIME-GEL is an API certified, 200 mesh, 90 barrel yield, premium-grade sodium bentonite which complies with the current edition of API Specification 13A, section 9 requirements. PRIME-GEL functions as a viscosifier and filtrate reducer in freshwater drilling systems.

Hydraulic Barriers

  • Seepage Cut-Off Walls
  • Reservoirs
  • Landfills
  • Hazardous Material Containment

Drilling Fluids

  • Oil Well Drilling
  • Mineral Exploration Drilling
  • Water Well Drilling
  • Seismic Drilling
  • Caisson Drilling
  • Horizontal Drilling


Western Clay Company – Prime-Gel Data Sheet

SDS Western Clay Bentonite Products

SWELLCLAY-200 is typically used as a binder in various industries. This product is a good option for an all-purpose use clay powder.


  • Binder
  • Sealant
  • Filler

Swell Clay Spec Sheet

SDS Pondseal and Swell Clay

PONDSEAL is an all natural unaltered high swelling sodium bentonite. PONDSEAL’s high swelling properties makes it a preferred choice for all your compacted or pure layer water containment membranes.


  • Soil Sealant
  • Reservoirs
  • Municipal Landfills
  • Sanitation Lagoons
  • Hazardous Storage
  • Tailings Ponds
  • Leach Pads
  • Canals
  • Tank Farms
  • Ponds


Redmond Minerals – Pondseal Data Sheet

Pondseal and Swell Clay SDS