Silica sand- widely applied as raw material in industrial sector

Posted by dynamohi on July 23rd, 2015

In industrial sector, abrasives and refractories has a wider scope and used in various applications. Among all, quartz sand is the band sand, marine sand or weathered sand with high silica content. Due to the presence of high silica content, it is also known as silica sand. Other than silica, it contains mica, clay, ferric oxide and organic impurities besides its main composition i.e. silica.

This type of sand is generally applied as raw material in chemical industry, glass and ceramic industries, electronic industry or being widely used as fireproofing, fluxing medium in metallurgical industry. During the crushing phase, quartz sand is initially crushed by coarse crusher, transported by belt conveyor into fine crusher for secondary crushing.

As soon as the material is screened and selected by vibrating screen, the material fits the feeding size will be handed to sand maker and the remaining portion will be returned for secondary crushing. Around 25%-45% of the fed material becomes final product after crushing and washing and the rest will be handed and fed into sand maker again.

The production line of this sand is of low pollution, low operation cost, high capacity, high automation, easy maintenance, energy conservation and high crushing ratio. Make a note; the artificial sand manufactured by this line is up to the national construction sand standard with the features of even granule, fine shape and reasonable grain size distribution.

After all, silica is the most popular mineral which can be found in large quantity on the surface of earth. Minerals found on rocks contain silica as its main component. It can be present in many sources like huge hills, quartz crystals, sandstone, quartz sand (also known as silica sand), diatomite, quartzite, opal, Tripoli and flint etc.

When it comes to green silicon carbide, an extremely hard man-made mineral with Mohs 9.4/2600 Knoop possess high thermal conductivity and high strength at elevated temperatures (at 1000°C, SiC is 7.5 times stronger than Al2O3). It is an ideal option to be used in vitrified & resinoid grinding wheels, honing stones, blasting, compounds, lapping, polishing and many more applications. Not only this, it also serves great for high quality coated abrasives with FEPA standards.

Green silicon carbide is also being used in various applications including wear resistant seals/rings/nozzles, coatings, metal-matrix composites, kiln furniture, silicon carbide heating elements, body and vehicle armor and so forth. Whether you are in need of silica sand or green silicon carbide, always go with a credible manufacturer China.

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