Australian Attapulgite

Attapulgite clay is a valuable clay belonging to the Fuller's Earth group. The high absoprtion capacity of this mineral clay comes from its compound structure known as hydrated magnesium aluminium silicate, which consists of invisible tiny channels that absorb liquids. The structure of Attapulgite is characterized by 3-layer strips that joined at the corners. This results in a unique checkerboard structure of natural voids that can absorb or be filled with liquid.

History of Attapulgite

Attapulgite was used in combination with indigo dyes derived from the leaves of anil (indigofera suffruiticosa) by the Maya people of Central America to produce a bright blue colour, called Maya Blue. The vibrant colour can be seen on pottery, murals and other artifacts produced centuries ago. The unusual and durable pigment remains vibrant today long after other colours have faded away (Source: )

Illustration of Attapulgite clay structure

HUDSON has access to the only known highest purity and quality of Australian Attapulgite (Fullers Earth) from Western Australia. Our Australian Attapulgite is 

  • 100% natural

  • 100% free from mineral acid

  • Light Weight

  • High natural porosity

  • Good flow ability

  • Superior liquid absorption and adsorption capacity

  • Superior natural odour absorption capability

Hudson's Attapulgite (Fullers Earth) Product Application

Green Fields

Agriculture & Horticulture

All natural carrier to Increase Nutrient holding capacity, crop protection, water retention and soil conditioning


Cat Care

All natural cat care absorbent


Chemical & Fragrance

High-performance carrier for chemical formulations and fragrance  


Jet Fuel Clarification

Jet fuel clarification used in MEROX Technology

Facial Oil

Oil Regeneration

All natural solution for regenerating used hydraulic, transformer and other oils


High quality adsorption capabilities used in anti-diarrhea table formulation

Free Range Poultry Farm

Poultry Litter Extender

Reduces microbial load in poultry litter and improve the chicken health and environment

Spilling Green Slime

Spill Absorbent

All purpose natural spill containment management product