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What is Dolomite Powder?

Dolomite powder is a common rock-forming mineral with a composition of calcium magnesium carbonate. Its chemical formula is denoted as CaMg(CO3)2.

Its whiteness and purity are two important factors that make it a raw material for the paint industry. Further, its hardness and density makes dolomite powder a vital ingredient in the construction industry.

Dolomite is the second most abundantly found carbonate mineral. It exists as the primary component of sedimentary and metamorphic rock. It is also commonly found in hydrothermal deposits.

Dolomite is the primary ore for magnesium metal and is quarried for building material, road stone, or refractory brick production.

Features and Specifications of Dolomite Powder

1. Less reactive

2. Dispersible

3. High specific gravity and bulk density to increase flow rates

4. Better acid resistance

5. Wettable and plasticize absorption

Properties of Dolomite Powder

Here is a detailed description of the physical, chemical, and electrical properties of dolomite powder supplied by the renowned paint industry mineral supplier.

  • Dolomite powder has a rough and abrasive texture.
  • It may appear pinkish, white, yellow, grey, colorless or even black/brown.
  • According to the dolomite manufacturer its luster may vary from vitreous to pearly to dull.
  • Also, this raw material for the paint industry and glass industry is opaque.
  • Its value on the hardness scale lies between 3.5 to 4 Mohs.
  • Further, it has both adsorption and absorption tendency towards moisture.
  • Dolomite powder disperses in the water but remains insoluble.
  • Its oil absorption capacity is low.
  • It is non-explosive and non-inflammable on combustion.
  • Lastly, it is a poor conductor of electricity.

Applications of Dolomite Powder

Dolomite powder has a wide range of industrial applications, including construction, building, ceramics, agriculture, and refractory uses.

A. Construction and Building Uses
  • Dolomite powder is an excellent choice for use in construction and building materials due to its durability and resistance to water and other corrosive elements. It also provides excellent thermal insulation, making it ideal for insulation in buildings and other areas where heat is a factor. Additionally, it is used as a flux in steel production to improve the strength and hardness of the material.
B. Ceramics
  • Dolomite powder is also often used in the production of ceramics and glass. Its low thermal expansion and lack of reactivity with other substances makes it a popular choice for adding strength and durability to ceramic items. Additionally, its ability to withstand high temperatures makes it an ideal material for use in the kiln during manufacturing.
C. Agriculture
  • Dolomite powder is often used in agriculture as a soil amendment, as it can improve soil fertility and help to neutralize soil acidity. It is also used as a replacement for lime, as it isn't as corrosive and can provide a much-needed boost to soil health.
D. Refractory Applications
  • Due to its high resistance to heat and excellent thermal properties, dolomite powder is one of the most popular minerals used for refractory products. Refractory materials are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure and are used in a variety of applications, including furnaces and kilns, vessels and pipes and tiles, and other components exposed to extreme temperatures.

Uses and Applications of Dolomite Powder

Soap Industries

Every dolomite manufacturer supplies dolomite powder to the soap and detergent industry. It is an ideal base filler for detergents and soaps to change their consistency. Further helps the soaps to disperse evenly and enhances their solubility.

Glass Industries

The calcium oxide and magnesium oxide present in dolomite improve the reaction time during the glass manufacturing process. The glass-making process requires a pure white mineral to produce clear transparent glass. So, white dolomite with minimum iron content, i.e., 0.05% is used. However, in colored glass making, 0.25% of iron containing dolomite powder is used.

Paint Industries

Our dolomite powder also serves as one of the primary raw materials for the paint industry. It is used as a filler in paint and serves as a white extender providing it with scrub resistance.


The magnesium content of dolomite powder makes it an excellent fertilizer for agricultural fields. Further, it is also used as a soil neutralizer to control soil acidity.

Building Material and Putty

Due to its ability to adsorb water, high-density ratio, and high surface hardness, it is used in building materials like cement or putty.

Rubber Industries

Dolomite from Bhagvati Minerals is also supplied to the rubber industry, which helps maintain the hardness and softness of rubber. Besides, it also increases the volume of rubber

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