Face scrubs. Countertops. Paint fillers. All of these seemingly unrelated things have something in common: they all use walnut shells in their applications. Why? This natural ingredient is incredibly versatile, lending itself to a variety of industries and products. Read on to learn why walnut shells could be the ideal material for your needs.
Walnut shells make your products eco-friendlier
In search of an eco-friendly ingredient? Meet walnut shell. This raw material can take the place of harsh chemicals in a number of applications. A soft abrasive, it can serve as a microbead alternative in skincare by exfoliating naturally without washing harmful plastics down the drain and into waterways. Asbestos-free, it can be used in water filtration to remove heavy metals and oil as well as suspended solids from refinery water streams. This biodegradable material is also popular in pet applications, both as a natural cage litter and as compostable pet bedding that’s grown and manufactured sustainably. Plus, it’s non-GMO, non-toxic, pesticide-free, and ASO and ECO certified.
Walnut shells help you save costs
The stable chemical properties of walnut shells make them one of the most efficient cost-saving media in use. Since they have extended durability, they frequently last longer than synthetic ingredients, saving you money in the long run. They’re also annually renewable, making them readily available and not subject to supply chain bottlenecks. This allows you to continue production without any interruptions or searches for alternative materials.
Walnut shells are adaptable to your applications
Different industries have different needs. At Eco-Shell, we customize sizes and grades according to applications. We offer smaller sizes for adhesives, plastics, and rubbers, as well as larger sizes for pin cushions, toys, and decorative plastics. Cosmetic-grade sizes come in various forms depending on the beauty application. If you need a custom size, we’ll work with you to ensure you have what you need.
Trusting Eco-Shell with your formulas
Since 1995, Eco-Shell has been supplying industries around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, with our eco-friendly raw material. We grow English walnuts on a family-owned walnut farm in California’s Sacramento Valley, then mill and process the shells using state-of-the-art equipment and green practices. And even as we’ve grown into one of the world’s premier suppliers of in-house walnut shell, we’ve maintained our dedication to personable customer service and our commitment to helping any industry get what they need when they need it. No matter the need, Eco-Shell can help.