Material Bulk Density Guide

A full listing and chart of the bulk densities of various materials in lb/ft3 and kg/m3. Bulk density is an indicator of soil compaction. It is calculated as the dry weight of soil divided by its volume. This volume includes the volume of soil particles and the volume of pores among soil particles.

 Acetate Flakes21336
 Acrylic Fibres9144
 Acrylic Resin32513
 Activated Aluminium15240
 Activated Carbon20320
 Adipic Acid40641
 Alfalfa Leaf Meal15240
 Alfalfa Meal17272
 Alfalfa Meal, Fine Ground19304
 Alfalfa Pellets42673
 Alfalfa Seed46737
 Alumina Powder18288
 Alumina, Activated48769
 Alumina, Calcined.631009
 Alumina, Metal Grade671073
 Aluminium Flake1502403
 Aluminium Fluoride55881
 Aluminium Magnesium Silicate21336
 Aluminium Oxide801282
 Aluminium Powder44705
 Aluminium Silicate33529
 Aluminium Sulphate651041
 Ammonium Bromide761218
 Ammonium Chloride38609
 Ammonium Nitrate49785
 Ammonium Nitrate Pills38609
 Ammonium Perchloride62993
 Ammonium Phosphate55881
 Ammonium Sulphate691105
 Amorphous Silica11176
 Anthracite, Powdered35561
 Antimony Oxide44705
 Antioxidant (Granules)41657
 Antioxidant (Powder)28449
 Apple Slices Diced15240
 Arsenic Trioxide41657
 Asbestos Fibre20320
 Asbestos Powder28449
 Ascorbic Acid (Coarse)45721
 Ascorbic Acid (Fine)32513
 Ash, Ground1051682
 Ashes , Dry Loose38609
 Ashes , Wet Loose47753
 Baking Powder56897
 Barbasco Root33529
 Barium Carbonate55881
 Barium Oxide631009
 Barium Stearate13208
 Barium Sulphate60961
 Barley (Whole)40641
 Barley Meal28449
 Barley, Fine Ground46737
 Barley, Ground25400
 Barley, Malted30481
 Barley, Rolled23368
 Barley, Scoured41657
 Beans (Soya)46737
 Beans, White45721
 Beet Pulp18288
 Bicarbonate of Soda62993
 Bleach Compound60961
 Blood Flour30481
 Blood Meal38.5617
 Bone Meal Loose55881
 Bone, Ground Dry751202
 Boric Acid54865
 Brass Powder1001602
 Bread Crumbs96
 Brewers Grains (Dry)16256
 Bronze Powder781250
 Buckwheat (Whole)38609
 Buckwheat Bran16256
 Buckwheat Flour41657
 Buckwheat Hulls13208
 Buckwheat Middlings22352
 Buttermilk Dried31497
 Cake Mix44705
 Calcium Borate61977
 Calcium Carbide, Crushed801282
 Calcium Carbonate44705
 Calcium Chloride60961
 Calcium Fluoride1021634
 Calcium Hydroxide40641
 Calcium Phosphate48769
 Calcium Silicate10160
 Calcium Stearate20320
 Calcium Sulphate45721
 Cane Seed41657
 Carbon (Pelletised)42673
 Carbon Activated17272
 Carbon Black35561
 Carbon Black (Beads)19304
 Carbon Black (Pelletised)22352
 Carbon Black Graphite45721
 Carbon Crystallized58929
 Carbon Dust38609
 Carbon Granules59945
 Caustic Soda31497
 Cellulose Acetate10160
 Cement (Portland)941506
 Cement (Portland) Clinker951522
 Cement Dust50801
 Ceramic Compound851362
 Cereal Mix43689
 Charcoal (Powder)24384
 Chemco Burnishing Compound35561
 Chicory (Powder)30481
 Chilli Spice45721
 Chlorine Compound28449
 Chlorine Powder36577
 Chocolate Drink Mix26417
 Chromic Acid Powder1001602
 Cinders, Blast Furnace57913
 Cinders, Coal, Ashes & Clinker40641
 Cinnamon Powder35561
 Citric Acid48769
 Clay (Bentonite)50801
 Clay (Calcined)30481
 Clay (Fine)62993
 Clay (Fines)701121
 Clay (Granite)32513
 Clay (Kaolin)48769
 Clinker Dust901442
 Clover Seed48769
 Coal (Granules)52833
 Coal (Pulverized)38561
 Coal Anthracite58929
 Coal Bituminous52641
 Coal Dust35561
 Coal Powder40641
 Cobalt Carbonate60961
 Cobalt Fines2564101
 Cocoa Flavouring55881
 Cocoa Shells30481
 Coconut Chips38609
 Coffee (Instant)19304
 Coffee, Green (Beans)38609
 Coffee, Roasted (Beans)23368
 Coke (Granules)52833
 Coke Dust15240
 Coke Fines39625
 Coke, Calcined (Course)56897
 Coke, Calcined (Fines)59945
 Coke, Calcined (Intermediate)59945
 Coke, Pulverised45721
 Copper (Fines)1011618
 Copper Hydroxide25400
 Copper Sulphate52833
 Copra Meal, Loose27433
 Cork, Solid15240
 Corn Bran13208
 Corn Flour51817
 Corn Germ Meal35561
 Corn Gluten Feed29465
 Corn Gluten Meal37593
 Corn Grits42673
 Corn Mash45721
 Corn Meal40641
 Corn Oil Meal34545
 Corn Starch42673
 Corn, (Whole shelled)45721
 Corn, Chops (Coarse)42673
 Corn, Chops (Fine)38609
 Corn, Chops (Medium)40641
 Corn, Cracked (Coarse)40641
 Corn, Ground35561
 Corn, Hominy Feed27433
 Corn, Kibbled21336
 Cottonseed Cake42673
 Cottonseed Delinted30481
 Cottonseed Flour56897
 Cottonseed Hulls12192
 Cottonseed Meats40641
 Detergent (Flake)32513
 Detergent (Powder)38609
 Diammonium Phosphate50801
 Diatomaceous Earth16256
 Dielectric Compound45721
 Distillers Grains18288
 Dolomite Lime46737
 Egg Yoke Powder23368
 Eggs (Powdered)22352
 Epoxy Powder49785
 Ferric Chloride43689
 Ferric Sulphate61977
 Ferro Silicate781250
 Ferro Silicon871394
 Ferrous Carbonate871394
 Filter Cake (Centrifuge)40641
 Fish meal38609
 Floc (Solka)144
 Flour (Barley Malt)45721
 Flour (Barley)38609
 Flour (Corn)39625
 Flour (Rye)42673
 Flour (Soy)44705
 Flour (Soya)40641
 Flour (Wheat)42673
 Fly Ash651041
 Fullers Earth35561
 Fumaric Acid40641
 Garlic (Flakes)22352
 Garlic (Powder)20320
 Glass (Ground)1031650
 Glass (Powder)1031650
 Glass Beads1001602
 Glass Microspheres62993
 Gold Powder53849
 Granite, Crushed971554
 Graphite (Flakes)42673
 Graphite (Granules)681089
 Graphite (Powder)35561
 Graphite (Pulverized)22352
 Grinding Compound991586
 Ground Bone50801
 Gum Base42673
 Gum Granules36577
 Gum Resin32513
 Gypsum (Calcined)55881
 Gypsum (Ground)42673
 Ice, Crushed40641
 Iron Chromite1141826
 Iron Fillings1802884
 Iron Ore1622595
 Iron Oxide801282
 Iron Oxide (Black)1612579
 Iron Oxide (Red)691105
 Iron Powder1752804
 Iron Sulphate801282
 Kaolin Clay50801
 Latex Powder891426
 Lead Arsenate901442
 Lead Carbonate811298
 Lead Chloride Crystals721153
 Lead Oxide631009
 Lead Stabilizer43689
 Ligno Sulfinate30481
 Lime (Dolomitic)42673
 Lime (Granular)801282
 Lime (Hydrated)40641
 Lime (Pebble)45721
 Lime (Pulverised Quick)60961
 Lime (Quick)55881
 Limestone (Ground)59945
 Limestone (Pulverised)681089
 Limestone Dust691105
 Limestone Filler631009
 Limestone Flour691105
 Linseed Meal25400
 Liquorice Powder28449
 Magnesite Light40641
 Magnesium Carbonate12192
 Magnesium Chips60961
 Magnesium Chloride12192
 Magnesium Hydroxide39625
 Magnesium Oxide651041
 Magnesium Silicate58929
 Magnesium Stearate21336
 Magnesium Sulphate52833
 Malted Barley Flour40641
 Malted Wheat Flour41657
 Manganese Dioxide701121
 Manganese Ore1101762
 Marble (Granular)801282
 Marble (Ground)931490
 Meat Meal37593
 Melamine Powder32513
 Metallic Flakes35561
 Metallic Powder1652643
 Mica (Flakes)10160
 Mica (Powder)41657
 Milk (Powdered Whole)35561
 Milk (Powdered)13208
 Milk (Whole)32513
 Milo, Ground34545
 Molasses Feed22352
 Molding Sand751202
 Molybdenum Disulfide44705
 Molybdenum Oxide981570
 Molybdi Oxide16256
 Monosodium Phosphate55881
 Naphthalene Flakes36577
 Nickel Oxide28449
 Nickel Powder751202
 Nuts (Almond)29465
 Nuts (Cashews)31497
 Nuts (Peanuts)33529
 Nylon Fibres10160
 Nylon Flakes32513
 Nylon Pellets (1/8")35561
 Nylon Powder39625
 Oat Flour33529
 Oat Middlings38609
 Oats (Ground)29465
 Oats (Rolled)22352
 Oats Groats (Whole)46.5745
 Oats, Hulls128
 Onions (Chopped)14224
 Onions (Minced)128
 Onions (Powdered)25400
 Oxalic Acid52833
 Oyster Shell (Ground, - 0.5")53849
 Peanut Brittle36577
 Peanut Meal28449
 Peanuts (Shelled)43689
 Peanuts (Unshelled)21336
 Peat Moss10160
 Peppermint Powder34545
 Peppers (Chopped)21336
 Peppers (Whole)16256
 Perlite filter Aid128
 Perlite Ore651041
 Petroleum Coke55881
 Petroleum Coke Dust25400
 Phenol Formaldehyde30481
 Phenolic Powder32513
 Phosphate Rock Crushed691105
 Phosphate Rock Dust901442
 Phosphate Rock ground701121
 Plaster Of Paris49785
 Plastic (Beads)46737
 Plastic (Cubes)38609
 Plastic (Flakes)48769
 Plastic (Pellets)45721
 Plastic Powder42673
 Plastic Resin40641
 Polyamide Resin31497
 Polycarbonate Resin44705
 Polyester Adhesive Powder30481
 Polyester Flakes27433
 Polyester Resin34545
 Polyethylene Beads42673
 Polyethylene Film128
 Polyethylene Flakes96
 Polyethylene Granular30481
 Polyethylene Pellets35561
 Polyethylene Powder35561
 Polyhedral Alcohol37593
 Polymer Reagent39625
 Polymer Resin38609
 Polypropylene Pellets32513
 Polypropylene Powder33529
 Polypropylene Flakes22352
 Polystyrene Beads40641
 Polystyrene Pellets38609
 Polystyrene Powder33529
 Polyurethane Pellets45721
 Polyvinyl Acetate39625
 Polyvinyl Alcohol39625
 Polyvinyl Chloride41657
 Polyvinyl Chloride Pellets39625
 Potassium Bromide (5%Moist)1141826
 Potassium Carbonate (Potash)741185
 Potassium Chloride60961
 Potassium Iodate1292067
 Potassium Muriate661057
 Potassium Sulphate901442
 Potatoes (Flakes)13208
 Potatoes (Powdered)48769
 Potting Soil16256
 Poultry Meal36577
 Powdered Sugar35561
 Pumice Powder39625
 PVC Chips54865
 PVC Resin32513
 Raisins (Moist)38609
 Red Lead1652643
 Red Oxide Pigment721153
 Rice (Puffed)96
 Rice Bran26417
 Rock Salt681089
 Rubber (Granules)28449
 Rubber Composition Powder34545
 Rubber Compound38609
 Rubber Crumb22352
 Rubber Foam (Chopped)48
 Rubber Powder33529
 Rye Bran18288
 Rye Feed33529
 Rye, Malted32513
 Rye, Middlings42673
 Rye, Shorts33529
 Rye, Whole44705
 Salt, Fine Table861378
 Salt, Granulated801282
 Sand (Dry)1101762
 Sand (Fine)1252002
 Sand (Foundry)1001602
 Sand (Moist)1302083
 Sand (Molding)781250
 Sand Foundry, Coarse961538
 Sand Foundry, Fine1041666
 Sawdust (Coarse)25400
 Sawdust (Fine)18288
 Sawdust (Moist)28449
 Seed (Grass)40641
 Shellac Resin811298
 Silica Flour801282
 Silica Gel42673
 Silica Sand811298
 Silicon Carbide45721
 Silicon Dioxide48
 Silver (Powder)691105
 Slate (Crushed)1001602
 Soap Flakes29465
 Soap Powder36577
 Soda Ash54865
 Soda Ash-Iron Chromite771234
 Sodium Aluminate61977
 Sodium Benzoate47753
 Sodium Bicarbonate50801
 Sodium Bisulphate901442
 Sodium Borate771234
 Sodium Caseinate21336
 Sodium Chloride801282
 Sodium Chloride831330
 Sodium Hydrosulphate701121
 Sodium Hydrosulphite731169
 Sodium Hydroxide60961
 Sodium Metasilicafe701121
 Sodium Naptholine Sulph.27433
 Sodium Nitrate841346
 Sodium Perborate53849
 Sodium Pyrophosphate631009
 Sodium Silicate32513
 Sodium Sulphate851362
 Sodium Sulphite1021634
 Sodium Thiosulfate55881
 Sodium Tripolyphosphate60961
 Soybean Flakes36577
 Soybean Hulls25400
 Soybean Meal40641
 Starch (Corn)43689
 Stearic Acid (Flakes)32513
 Stearic Acid (Powder)36577
 Styrene Beads45721
 Sucrose Octoacetate33529
 Sugar (Beet)50801
 Sugar (Dextrose)39625
 Sugar (Granulated)44705
 Sugar (Powdered)35561
 Sulphur (Granular)701121
 Sunflower Seed38609
 Talcum Powder55881
 Tantalum Powder40641
 Tea (Flakes)24384
 Tea (Powdered)27433
 Teflon (Fibre)30481
 Teflon (Granules)36577
 Teflon (Powdered)29465
 Teflon Pellets60961
 Terepthalic Acid30481
 Thorium Oxide62993
 Titanium Dioxide48769
 Tobacco (Cigarette)12192
 Tobacco (Powdered)28449
 Tricalcium Phosphate35561
 Trichicrocyanuric Acid50801
 Trisodium Phosphate50801
 Tumaric (Acid Fines)51817
 Tungsten Carbide2504005
 Uranium (Compound)1913060
 Uranium (Granules)1842948
 Uranium Oxide1081730
 Urea Formaldehyde36577
 Urea Powder39625
 Urea Prills45721
 Vinyl Acetate36577
 Vinyl Chips (Irregular)20320
 Vinyl Compound36577
 Vinyl Powder34545
 Vinyl Resin36577
 Wax (Flake)50801
 Wax (Powder)38609
 Wheat (Hulls)44705
 Wheat (Shaved)34545
 Wheat Flour30481
 Wheat Gluten43689
 Wheat Middling15240
 Wheat, Cracked35561
 Wheat, Whole49785
 White Lead851362
 Wood Chips30481
 Wood Flour20320
 Wood Shavings10160
 Zinc Ammonium Chloride661057
 Zinc Carbonate35561
 Zinc Oxide55881
 Zinc Powder2103364