Canadian Clay Products, Inc.

Canada's Major Bentonite Producer


What is Bentonite?

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What is it?

  • Canapell is a sodium bentonite found in Southern Saskatchewan, originating from the same volcanic eruptions as the sodium bentonite found in South Dakota and Wyoming.
  • Canapell is composed of at least 70% Montmorillonite and therefore compares with the world's highest quality Bentonites.
  • Canapell contains exchangeable sodium cations. When dispersed in water, it breaks down into small plate-like particles negatively charged on the edges. This unique phenomenon of ion capacity is responsible for the binding action which takes place. Canapell's small plate-like particles provide a tremendous potential surface area. When water is added a unique, plastic, lubricant-like paste, which acts like liquid ball bearings, is formed. Upon drying the pellet, the feed particles will be bonded together by the adhesive platelets.

Available Sizes

  • powder - 80% 200 mesh minus
  • granular - 20 mesh minus
  • coarse granular - 1/8" to 3/8"

Canapell Works

Bentonite clays have been used for over 40 years as a binder in pelletizing animal feeds. Tests on animals fed with feed grains pelletized using sodium bentonite as a binder have produced the following beneficial results.

  • Generally improved the health of the animals
  • Maintenance of milk-fat percentage when low roughage, high concentrate rations are fed to dairy cattle
  • Helps ruminants use nitrogen better
  • Increased cage layer caloric efficiency

Other benefits include

  • Feed grains pelletized using Canapell as a binder produce a stronger, more durable pellet with fewer fines, thereby reducing reprocessing.
  • Canapell is a free-flowing, non-hygroscopic, non-irritating, non-corrosive material which will not set up in bulk or bag.
  • Canapell's lubricity results in a higher production rate with lower energy costs.
  • Canapell's efficiency provides increased flexibility in computerized least-cost formulations, usually lowering the cost of finished feeds.
  • Controlled experiments and mill runs have demonstrated that 2% Canapell will replace 4% or more calcium type Bentonite.
  • At a recommended dosage rate of 1 1/2% to 2% of the total weight of feed, Canapell will cost less than lignin Sulphonates.
  • Canapell does not measurably affect the palatability of a ration.

Beef Cattle

  • Canapell brings ruminants to full feed faster by easing adjustment from a high roughage to high concentrate ration.
  • Canapell reduces dirt eating and scouring in new cattle.
  • Canapell reduces the chance of acidosis, by acting as a buffer.
  • Canapell enhances nitrogen utilization by ruminants.


  • Canapell helps lambs reach full feed faster and stay on feed better.
  • Canapell prevents excess production of rumen ammonia which increases nitrogen utilization, resulting in improved daily gains and feed efficiency.
  • Canapell reduces the chance of acidosis, by acting as a buffer.


  • Canapell improves rate of gain in hogs by slowing down feed movement through the digestive system.
  • Canapell lowers fecal moisture, thus reducing chance of scouring.
  • Canapell helps give better binding to high fat or high moisture rations.


  • Canapell slows feed passage rate, which improves energy and protein retention.
  • Canapell definitely promotes drier, more compact droppings, resulting in easier clean-up and a better environment for poultry production.
  • Canapell improves egg production, increases egg weight and body weight.

Dairy Cattle

  • Canapell slows passage of nutrients through the digestive system, resulting in increased feed efficiency and better B fat retention (promotes higher acetic acid levels.)
  • Canapell binds high fiber rations exceptionally well at rates as low as 1 to 1 1/2 % of ration.
  • Canapell improves nitrogen retention which improves protein utilization.
  • Canapell affects nitrogen utilization by preventing excess production of ammonia.

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Wilcox, Saskatchewan S0G 5E0
Phone: (306)732-2085
Fax: (306)732-2100
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