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June 5, 2023

Watch: How it’s Made – Bentonite Sulfur Fertilizer.

Are you curious about how bentonite sulfur fertilizer is made? Want to see what sets the top-performing products apart? Let Daryl Schuster be your guide as we tour the Keg River plant.

Step 1: Start with the right ingredients.

Making an elemental sulfur fertilizer requires high-quality purified sulfur. Keg River sources our sulfur from oil and gas refineries, where it is removed as part of the emissions control process. We transform this sulfur into agricultural-grade fertilizer.

The central ingredient in our product is bentonite clay. We only use the best-quality clay, which facilitates the superior breakdown of the sulfur in the soil.

Learn the vital role clay plays in bentonite sulfur fertilizer. Download our free guide!

Step 2: Mixing.

Liquified elemental sulfur (molten sulfur) is combined with bentonite clay in a mixing tank at a ratio of either 90% S to 10% clay (for Keg 90S) or 85% S to 15% clay (for Keg85S). Ingredients are circulated and agitated before being transferred to another tank for further agitation.

Step 3: Pastille formation and cooling.

This uniform mixture is then pumped through spinning heads that produce pastilles onto a conveyor. We strive to obtain a hamburger bun shape that meets specific dimensions to make it more durable and less prone to chipping.

Next, the pastilles ride on a cooling belt which helps them solidify.

Step 4: Screening.

Once cool, pastilles are moved to another belt, where they are run through a screener. This removes any oversized or undersized pieces and fines.

Step 5: Transfer to storage bins.

Pastilles then proceed to the appropriate storage bin. There is one bin for products packaged in totes or fifty-pound bags and four bins for bulk shipping.

Step 6: Dust suppressant application and sampling.

Since bulk products involve extra handling, we apply a dust suppressant for added protection. Paddle augers ensure consistently uniform application. Samples are pulled for quality control, which we can reference if there is ever a performance-related issue.

Step 7: Shipping.

Keg River’s bentonite sulfur fertilizers are shipped to clients across North America by rail and truck. During the peak season, we’ll load 25-30 trucks daily and run production 24 hours a day.

A step that sets Keg River apart: Dust control.

Keg River uses proprietary processes at various stages of our manufacturing process to remove dust from the product we ship. This is a big reason why our products are among the safest and easiest to handle.

H2:    See for yourself!

As you can see, many steps go into making Keg River premium bentonite sulfur fertilizer. It’s more impressive to watch than to read about, so we encourage you to check out the video on Keg River TV!

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