Bulk Density of Common Materials

Common MaterialDensity (lb/ft3) From/To
ABS resin, pellet45 –
Acetic acid, liquid66 –
Acetone49 –
Acrylic resin33 –
Adipic acid, powder45 –
Air – atmospheric pressure0.0749
Alcohol, methyl49 –
Alfalfa, ground16 –
Almonds, shelled30 – 35
Alum powder50 –
Alumina60 –
Aluminum hydrate18 –
Aluminum oxide60 – 100
Aluminum silicate35 – 45
Aluminum, powder45 – 80
Aluminum, shavings7 – 15
Ammonium nitrate, prill45 – 60
Ammonium sulphate40 – 58
Apple seed32 –
Asbestos fibers20 – 25
Ash, coal, damp45 – 50
Ash, coal, dry35 – 45
Asphalt, liquid65 –
Aviation fuel (jp-4)49 –
Bakalite, powder30 – 40
Baking powder40 – 45
Baking soda70 – 80
Ball clay25 –
Bagasse – exiting the final mill7.5 –
Bagasse – stacked to 2 metre height (moisture = 44%)11 –
Bark, wood refuse10 – 20
Barley, flour25 – 30
Barley, ground25 – 30
Barley, kernal35 – 40
Barley, malted31 –
Bauxite, crushed75 – 85
Beans, caster36 –
Beans, coffee22 – 40
Beans, lima45 –
Beans, navy48 –
Beans, soy45 – 47
Bentonite, lump25 – 40
Bentonite, powder50 – 60
Bicarbonate of soda41 –
Blood, dry35 – 45
Bone meal55 – 60
Borate of lime50 – 70
Borax50 – 70
Boric acid powder55 –
Bran, oat25 –
Bran, wheat15 – 20
Brewers grain27 –
Brewers grits33 –
Bronze chips30 – 50
Buckwheat34 – 42
Buckwheat flour40 –
Butter54 –
Buttermilk powder25 – 30
Cake mix30 – 40
Calcium carbide75 –
Calcium carbonate75 –
Calcium oxide27 –
Cane – whole stick, tangled and tamped down as in a cane transport vehicle12.5 –
Cane – whole stick, neatly bundled25 –
Cane – billetted22 –
Cane – whole stick tangled, but loosely tipped into cane carrier10 –
Cane – knifed18 –
Cane – shredded20 –
Carbide powder100 –
Carbon black powder4 – 25
Carbon black, pellet20 – 45
Carbon tetrachloride
Carbon, granulated, activated50 – 60
Carbon, graphite40 –
Casein powder35 – 40
Cashew nuts32 – 37
Caster beans36 –
Cat food20 – 25
Cellophane, flocking5 –
Cellulose acetate10 –
Cellulose, flocking1.5 – 3
Cement powder, portland85 – 95
Cement, clinker75 – 90
Cereal flake12 –
Chalk, fine70 – 75
Chalk, lump85 – 90
Charcoal15 – 30
Chromium ore135 –
Cinders, coal40 – 50
Citric acid55 –
Clay, attapulgus55 –
Clay, ball25 –
Clay, bentonite51 –
Clay, calcined80 –
Clay, dicalite20 – 50
Clay, kaoline20 – 60
Clay, sno-brite15 – 50
Clay, whitex15 – 50
Clinker, cement80 –
Clinker, coal80 – 90
Coal, ground40 –
Coal, lump45 – 55
Coconut, shredded20 – 22
Coffee bean, green32 – 45
Coffee bean, roasted22 – 30
Coffee, ground20 –
Coke, calcined, petrol35 – 45
Copper ore135 –
Concrete140 – 150
Copper oxide190 –
Cork, ground5 – 15
Corn bran13 –
Corn cob, ground35 –
Corn, cracked35 – 40
Corn, flaked6 –
Corn, gern21 –
Corn, gluten26 – 33
Corn, grits40 – 45
Corn, ground30 – 35
Corn, meal32 – 40
Corn, starch25 – 35
Corn, sugar, liquid88 –
Corn, sugar, powder31 –
Corn, whole kernel45 –
Cotton blossoms15 – 25
Cottonseed22 – 40
Cottonseed hulls12 –
Cottonseed meats40 –
Cottonseed oil58 –
Cottonseed, meal35 – 40
Cream powder38 –
Cullett, glass120 –
Dextrin50 – 55
Dextrose31 –
Diatomacaous earth11 – 14
Dicalcium phosphate43 –
Diesel fuel52 –
Dirt, dry65 – 80
Distillars grain30 –
Dog food, IAMS minichunk26 –
Dolomite, lump88 – 99
Dolomite, powdered45 –
Down, goose1 –
Ebonite, crushed65 – 70
Emery, crushed95 –
Epsom salt40 – 50
Ethanol56 –
Ethyl ether44 –
Ethylene glycol70 –
Expancel microsphere0.8 –
Farina44 –
Feathers, goose1 –
Feed pellets, animal32 – 38
Feldspar, ground65 – 70
Ferrous sulphate50 – 75
Fertilizer, phosphate60 –
Fish meal25 – 40
Flax seed40 – 45
Flour, barley25 – 30
Flour, corn30 – 34
Flour, patent20 –
Flour, wheat30 – 35
Flourospar90 –
Fluff, poly-fim floc1. 5 – 2
Fly ash35 – 45
Froot loops, kellogs8 –
Fullers earth35 – 45
Gasoline45 –
Gelatine, granulated32 –
Gilsonite37 –
Glass bead120 –
Glass cullett crushed120 –
Gluten, wheat30 – 35
Glycerine78 –
Golf tees15 –
Graphite, ground25 – 30
Grass seed10 – 35
Gravel75 – 85
Grits, corn40 – 45
Grits, rice42 – 45
Gun powder50 –
Gypsum, lump90 – 100
Gypsum, powder60 – 80
Hay5 – 24
HDPE, polethylene35 – 40
Hominey37 – 50
Hops35 –
Hops, spent dry35 –
Hydrochloric acid75 –
Ice, crushed55 –
Illmenite, ground120 –
Iron chips165 –
Iron ore150 –
Iron oxide180 –
Jet fuel, jp451 –
Kafir40 – 45
Kalsomine, powder32 –
Kaoline, crushed20 – 22
Kerosene51 –
Lactose32 –
LDPE, polyethylene35 –
Lead oxide30 – 150
Liginite40 – 55
Lima beans dry45 –
Lime, hydreated25 – 30
Lime, pebble55 – 65
Lime, quicklime25 – 30
Lime, slaked32 –
Limestone, crushed85 – 95
Limestone, dust68 –
Linseed oil58 –
Linseed, kernel25 –
Maize, kernel45 –
Malt sugar30 – 35
Malt, dry, whole30 – 35
Malt, ground, dry20 –
Malt, spent, damp55 – 65
Malt, spent, dry10 –
Maltodextrin powder35 –
Maple syrup85 –
Marble, crushed85 – 95
Menthol49 –
Metal dust50 – 120
Methanol49 –
Methyl alcohol49 –
Mica13 – 30
Milk powder15 – 20
Milk sugar32 –
Miller, ground35 –
Millet seed48 –
Mineral oil57 –
Mineral spirits49 –
Molybdenum, floc10 – 12
Monosodium phosphate50 –
Muriate of potash77 –
Mustard seed45 –
Naphthalene56 –
Napthalene flakes45 –
Navy beans, dry48 –
Nitrate of soda68 –
Nitric acid94 –
Nitrocellulose25 –
Nylon35 – 45
Oat flour30 – 35
Oat hulls8 – 12
Oat meal35 – 40
Oat middlings35 – 45
Oats25 – 35
Oats, bran25 –
Oats, ground25- 30
Oats, rolled24 –
Octane45 –
Oil, linseed58 –
Oil, olive57 –
Oil, petroleum, crude53 –
Oil, sperm whale57 –
Oil, transformer55 –
Oil, turpentine54 –
Oxalic acid, crystals60 –
Oyster shells, ground53 –
Paper, shreaded5 – 12
Paraffin wax45 –
PC, polycarbonate34 – 36
Peanut shell refuse4 –
Peanuts, shelled35 – 45
Peanuts, unshelled15 – 24
Peas, dry45 – 50
Peat25 – 50
Perlite, expanded3 –
Perlite, expanded51 –
Phosphate rock, crushed60 – 80
Phosphate sand90 – 100
Plaster of Paris50 – 55
Plastic pellet34 – 48
Ployethylene, pellet34 – 36
Ployvinyl chloride, powder30 –
Polyethylene pellet35 – 37
Polypropylene powder25 –
Polypropylene, pellet34 – 36
Polystyrene, expanded beads1.5 –
Polystyrene, pellet34 – 36
Polyvinyl chloride, pellet48 – 52
Popcorn, popped2/3/2019
Popcorn, shelled45 – 50
Potash50 – 60
Potasium chloride2 – 3
Potassium carbonate45 – 50
Potassium chloride75 –
Potassium nitrate76 –
Potassium sulphate42 – 48
Potato flake12 –
Potato starch40 –
Pumice40 – 45
PVC polyvinyl chloride48 – 52
Quartz, sand80 – 100
Rape seed45 – 50
Rice45 – 50
Rice bran20 –
Rice flour30 –
Rice grits42 – 45
Rubber, ground25 – 50
Rye44 –
Rye, flour30 –
Salt, coarse crushed45 – 55
Salt, granulated70 – 80
Saltpeter75 –
Sand, damp100 –
Sand, dry80 – 100
Sand, loose90 –
Sand with gravel, dry108 –
Sand with gravel, wet125 –
Sand, rammed105 –
Sand, silica95 –
Sand, water filled120 –
Sand, wet120 –
Sand, wet, packed130 –
Sandstone, crushed80 – 95
Sawdust4 -12
Sea water64 –
Semolina35 – 40
Sesame seed27 – 37
Shellac powder30 – 35
Silica flour35 – 40
Silica gel30 – 45
Silica sand95 –
Slag, furnace60 –
Slakes lime32 –
Slate, crushed80 – 90
Soap powder20 – 25
Soda ash30 – 45
Sodium bicarbonate41 –
Sodium chloride70 –
Sodium hydroxide, flake47 –
Sodium nitrate68 – 80
Sodium sulphate80 –
Sorghum seed42 – 50
Soybean flour27 – 35
Soybean hulls6 –
Soybean meal36 – 50
Soybean, flakes18 – 25
Soybean, whole47 –
Soybeean, cracked35 –
Spelt flour25 – 30
Starch powder25 – 35
Steel, chips150 –
Sucrose – crystal99 –
Sucrose – amorphous94 –
Sugar, brown45 –
Sugar, dextrose, powder50 –
Sugar, granulated53 –
Sugar, milk32 –
Sugar, powdered50 – 60
Sugar, raw55 – 65
Sulfuric acid112 –
Sulphur, crushed55 – 70
Sunflower seed36 –
Talcum powder4 – 62
Tar72 –
Tea leaves12 –
Terephalic acid powder45 –
Timothy seed36 –
Tin oxide100 –
Titanium dioxide40 – 50
Tobacco, flake2 – 5
Toulene54 –
Transmission oil54 –
Trisodium phosphate50 – 60
Urea, prill34 – 42
Vermiculite ore80 –
Vermiculite, expanded17 –
Walnut meats25 –
Walnut shells, ground40 – 45
Water62 –
Wax15 – 20
Wheat bran12 –
Wheat gluten30 – 35
Wheat, craked35 – 45
Wheat, flaked7 – 10
Wheat, flour30 – 35
Wheat, ground40 –
Wheat, whole kernel45 – 55
Whey powder35 – 46
Wood chips20 – 30
Wood flour15 – 25
Wood shavings3 – 10
Xanthum gum48 –
Zinc ore125 –
Zinc oxide10 – 30
Zinc, calcined, crushed70 – 90
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