Suppliers of Oshenite® renewable performance mineral

Oshenite® - reinventing plastics

There has never been a material like Oshenite® because no known mineral gives you the performance and the ability to add such high percentages to plastic products until now.

U.S. Aragonite, supplier of Oshenite®, which is a naturally precipitated form of calcium carbonate, has unmatched purity and a unique crystalline structure. This has resulted in literally a new plastics material which has been run in manufactured extrusion applications at up to 50% levels.

 

See Material ConneXion's Dr. Andrew Dent in a video explaining Oshenite® and its fascinating creation as a renewable resource
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Oshenite Science and Technology

This section presents Oshenite mineral profiling, sustainability research and the latest tech tests on Oshenite® applications.

 

Oshenite Carbon Sequestration Report

 

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Certifications | Data Sheets | Content Analysis

 

Oshenite® Heat Deflection
 
Heat Deflection indicates strengths for freezer to microwave application
Testing Results get info >
Fusionite™ and Oshenite® Dispersion
 
Dispersion improved with addition of Fusionite™
Evaluation Report of Oshenite® treated with CMS Technology's Fusionite™ in Resin improves dispersion and overall quality of plastics. get info >
Physical Properties
 
Oshenite® Oolitic Aragonite compared to Mined Calcium Carbonate
Oshenite® is a precipitated form of calcium carbonate completely unique to mined calcium carbonate. The Oshenite® mineral properties exhibit much higher zeta potential, crystallinity and micro porosity properties which are key to Oshenite's unique bonding and absorption potential in applications. get info >
Anti-Microbial Technology
 
U.S. Aragonite employs patented copper sulfate technology to produce new Oshenite® product with anti-microbial properties
Oshenite® MC with microbial controlling properties inhibits bacteria that cause food borne illnesses, odors, mold, mildew and algae in food and non-food applications get info >
Applications Testing  
Oshenite blended with COPP at up to 50% variation in injection molding part testing

Melt flow, density, tensile strength and other Oshenite® properties identified at 10%, 20%, and 50% blend with COPP. Extruded sample tests show comparable gloss levels to 100% COPP

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A Blown Film comparison testing indicates adding Oshenite® at 20% or more reduces energy required to process

Preliminary results from 3rd party independent research indicates strong potential to use Oshenite® at up to 40% and documents product enhancement levels

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Environmental Sustainability Research  
USDA Lab tests confirm that oolitic aragonite Oshenite® is a renewable resource

Standard test for renewable sources determines 62% of Oshenite was formed in the last 3-5 years, proving that it is being constantly renewed in the shallow waters of the Bahamas

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Calculation of regional and temporal distribution and longevity of whitings (suspended calcium carbonate, i.e., Oshenite's source) on the Great Bahama Bank  

[ Research Abstract: authors L.L. Robbins, Y. Tao, C.A.Evans ] scientific study tracking tonnage, consistency and re-occurring cycle of oolitic aragonite calcium carbonate formation

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Oshenite® Oolitic Aragonite Certifications  
Oshenite Renewable Resource Certificate of Analysis
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FDA compliant  

FDA relevant regulations and approval of Oshenite® for use in food products

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Oshenite® Data Sheets  
 

MSDS sheets

Oshenite® Product Data Sheets

Oshenite® Oolitic Aragonite Mineral Profiles  
 

Aragonite Content Analysis

Aragonite Calcium Carbonate Content