More about Halloysite........
Photomicrograph magnified 20,000 times. Showing tubular clay crystals
Halloysite, a naturally occurring aluminosilicate nanotube, has been under utilized by many industries.
Halloysite (AlSi2O5(OH)4•2H2O) is a two-layered aluminosilicate, with many unique properties and with a predominantly hollow tubular structure in the submicron range and chemically similar to kaolin. Halloysite is an economically viable material that can be mined as a raw mineral. As with most natural materials there is variation. The size of halloysite particles varies between 1-15 microns of length and .0 1-.15 microns inner diameter. It has been classified as Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is listed on the inert chemicals list by EPA.
TUBULAR HALLOYSITE IS A NON-TOXIC NATURALLY OCCURRING MATERIAL THAT HAS RECEIVED U.S. GOVERNMENT FDA APPROVAL FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF USES.
TUBULAR HALLOYSITE CAN BE UTILIZED TO MAKE PRODUCTS BETTER IN:
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS (COSMETICS, SKINCARE AND COSMECEUTICALS)
Time-controlled release of fragrances, stabilization of pigmentation, and provides moisture retention
Time-controlled release of active ingredients; Edible kaolin is used in Chinese herbal medicine (Chi Shi Zhi)
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