Diatomaceous Earth - (Contact shop to request actual ship cost for multi items)

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Diatomaceous Earth.

This is a naturally occuring, lightweight powder that can be used as a filler for resins and as a paint additive. The particles are extremely small and are very porous siliceous structures. 25 or 50 grams doesn't sound like much but 25 grams of this is equivalent to about 150 grams of micro glass beads. It will lighten resin castings (although not as much as microballoons, because diatoms break easily) and will act as a "flattening" additive for paints (makes a paint have a matte, non-shiny surface). As a flattening agent it can replace very fluffy fumed or colloidal silica which can sometimes be challenging to mix in unless it's compacted. I got this from Douglas & Sturgess here:
http://www.douglasandsturgess.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DAS&Product_Code=FM-1007B&Category_Code=
Here's what they have to say about it:
"Millions of years ago the ocean was full of diatoms and not much else. When these little guys died, their skeletons fell to the bottom of the sea and formed huge deposits. Nowadays we mine this material and use it for a variety of things, and we offer it here. We use it mostly as a flatting agent for acrylic paints, but it works well as an inert filler for everything from resin to glue."
The Wiki article on it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth
That article cites the many uses of this material (filtering media, abrasive, fertilizer, pest control, Catalyst support, and so on).
If you've never seen them before you owe yourself a peek at the electron microscope pictures that are easy to find. They're like unique sub-microscopic sculptures, here's a source:
https://www.google.com/search?q=electron+microscope+of+diatoms&biw=1367&bih=1084&tbm=isch&imgil=fvkKldb_3ol9GM%253A%253Bx-nypS9udzhsGM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F24910604159199983%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=fvkKldb_3ol9GM%253A%252Cx-nypS9udzhsGM%252C_&usg=__lzXdasU4ROCiMW9SAE0S50iwGzI%3D&dpr=0.9&ved=0ahUKEwiqs8_P2L_PAhXC4IMKHRUACVwQyjcILg&ei=0tzyV6qCAsLBjwSVgKTgBQ#imgrc=fvkKldb_3ol9GM%3A
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Shipping cost will be reduced when buying multiple items that are small & light weight. To see total cost with actual shipping, mark the items you want as favorites, then message me with a request for actual shipping of your favorited items. Or, list your items in a message, requesting ship cost. I'll send you the cost & if you approve I'll make a reserved listing.
Or, just buy the items in your cart. I will do a refund for the ship overage as soon as I see your order. (Don't want to message me? I automatically check for ship overages, & will make a refund if applicable).
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I'm sorry, but at this time we do not ship internationally.

If you would like a smaller or larger quantity of a raw material, click the "Request a custom order" button and tell us how much you would like. Or just contact us and let us know what you'd like. We'll get back to you ASAP.

This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.

I'm sorry, but at this time we do not ship internationally.

If you would like a smaller or larger quantity of a raw material, click the "Request a custom order" button and tell us how much you would like. Or just contact us and let us know what you'd like. We'll get back to you ASAP.

This problem usually occurs with multiple items. Where possible, we're converting to calculated shipping. We originally didn't provide it because we sell so many dissimilar items (size, weight, etc), that it would not be possible to do it accurately. If your shipping cost is high, you can do one of the following: If you see "Request a Custom Order", "Contact", or "Ask a Question" on an item's page, you may use it to request a reserved listing. You may copy and paste a list of the items in your cart, send a screen shot of your items, or simply favorite them, and request a "reserved" or "custom" order. Or you may do nothing. We will see your multiple items & will always refund excess shipping charges before shipping your items.

If you have a technical question about an item we've listed, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy helping people out with a material or a process. We give anecdotal information in our listings if we have any. If you disagree with it or think we're being inaccurate or misleading please let us know that, too. If there are discrepancies in any of our listings let us know, we make mistakes like everybody and we'd like to be set straight and get those mistakes corrected.



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