Known with the name “foam of the see” (Meerschaum) for its lightness and porosity, sepiolite is an hydrated magnesium silicate that for its structure is considered a phyllosilicate, like clay minerals, and derives from secondary myogenetic processes.


Power of absorption of liquids, humidity and smells

Absence of toxic substances

Anti-slip properties

High porosity

Chemical inertness

Mechanical strength

Thanks to these features sepiolite is used in workplaces to absorb or eliminate all situations of danger due to the escape of liquids as it is the only mineral capable of absorbing liquids such as fatty oil.


In zootechnics, at a technological level, it is used as a caking agent in feed production, while nutritionally slows intestinal transit of food by increasing digestibility and reduces disorders of the digestive tract.