Why We Should Choose Silica Sand for Business

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Industrial silica is used in a vast array of industries, the main ones being the glass, foundries, construction, ceramics, and the chemical industry. Anand Talc is one of the most reliable Silica Sand Manufacturer, Supplier in Rajasthan, India.
Silica in its finest form is also used as functional filler for paints, plastics, rubber, and silica sand is used in water filtration and agriculture.
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Why We Should Choose Silica Sand for Business

What is Silica Sand?

Silica Sand is quartz that over time, through the work of water and wind, has been broken down into

tiny granules. Silicon and oxygen are the earth's two most abundant elements and together they make

silica, one of the earth's three most common rock forming minerals.

Commercial Silica Sand is widely used as a proppant by companies involved in oil and natural gas

recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays. The resource is also used in industrial

processing to make everyday items such as glass, construction materials, personal care products,

electronics, and even renewable materials.

Industrial sand is a term normally applied to high purity silica sand products with closely controlled

sizing. It is a more precise product than common concrete and asphalt gravels.

Silica occurs in three main crystalline forms. The principal occurrence is as the mineral quartz but it also

occurs in other rarer mineral forms known as tridymite and cristobalite. It is a very durable mineral

resistant to heat and chemical attack and it is these properties that have made it industrially interesting

to man.

Silica (SiO2) is the name given to a group of minerals composed solely of silicon and oxygen. Found most

commonly in the crystalline state, it also occurs in an amorphous form resulting from weathering or

plankton fossilization.

Silica sand deposits are most commonly surface-mined in open pit operations, but dredging and

underground mining are also employed. Extracted ore undergoes considerable processing to increase

the silica content by reducing impurities. It is then dried and sized to produce the optimum particle size

distribution for the intended application.

For industrial and manufacturing applications, deposits of silica-yielding products of at least 95% SiO2

are preferred. Silica is hard and chemically inert and has a high melting point, attributable to the

strength of the bonds between the atoms. These are prized qualities in applications like foundries and

filtration systems. Industrial sand’s strength, silicon dioxide (SiO2) contribution, and non-reactive

properties make it an indispensable ingredient in the production of thousands of everyday products.


Uses of Silica Sand

Glassmaking: Silica sand is the primary component of all types of standard and specialty glass. It

provides the essential SiO2 component of glass formulation, and its chemical purity is the primary

determinant of colour, clarity, and strength. Industrial sand is used to produce flat glass for building and

automotive use, container glass for foods and beverages, and tableware. In its pulverized form, ground

silica is required for production of fibreglass insulation and reinforcing glass fibers. Specialty glass

applications include test tubes and other scientific tools, incandescent and fluorescent lamps, and

television and computer CRT monitors.

Foundry casting

Silica that has been ground to fine size is an ingredient of most clay bodies and is a major constituent of

ceramic glazes. Typical everyday products include tableware, sanitaryware, ornaments and wall and floor

tiles.

Silica has a high melting point, 1610 degrees C. This enables castings to be produced by pouring molten

metal into moulds made out of silica sand.


Chemical Production: Silicon-based chemicals are the foundation of thousands of everyday applications

ranging from food processing to soap and dye production. In this case, SiO2 is reduced to silicon metal

by coke in an arc furnace, to produce the Si precursor of other chemical processes. Industrial sand is the

main component in chemicals such as sodium silicate, silicon tetrachloride, and silicon gels. These

chemicals are used to produce household and industrial cleaners, to manufacture fiber optics, and to

remove impurities from cooking oil and brewed beverages.

Production of silica sand

High grade silica sand is usually found as unconsolidated deposits below thin layers of soil and

overburden. After quarrying, the sand often undergoes considerable processing before sale. The

processing may include washing and cleaning of the grains, sizing to remove coarse and very fine

fractions, and physical and chemical processes to remove iron, chromium and other deleterious

minerals. After processing, the sand may be dried and some applications require it to be ground in ball

mills to produce very fine material.

Industrial silica is used in a vast array of industries, the main ones being the glass, foundries,

construction, ceramics, and the chemical industry. Anand Talc is one of the most reliable Silica Sand

Manufacturer, Supplier in Rajasthan, India.

Silica in its finest form is also used as functional filler for paints, plastics, rubber, and silica sand is used in

water filtration and agriculture.

Crystalline silica is also irreplaceable in a series of high-tech applications, for example in optical data

transmission fibres and precision casting. It is also used in the metallurgical industry as the raw material

for silicon metal and ferrosilicon production. Another specialized application is in the oil extraction.

http://www.anandtalc.com/

91-88750-11114

sales@anandtalc.com

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