Silica Sand is quartz that over time, through the work of water and wind, has been broken down into tiny granules. Commercial Silica Sand is widely used as a proppant by oil and gas companies as well as in industrial processing to make everyday items such as glass, construction materials, personal care products, electronics, and even renewable materials.
Whole Grain and Ground Silica products range in size, distributions, grain shapes, and chemical purity. Whole grain silica is used in the oil and gas industry as well as in glass products, architectural and solar glass applications, and the foundry and building products industry. Ground Silica, depending on size, is used in plastics, rubber, polishes, cleansers, paints, glazes, textile fibreglass, precision castings, premium paints, specialty coatings, sealants, silicone rubber, and epoxies.
The special properties of commercial silica – chemistry, purity, grain size, colour, inertness, hardness, and resistance to high temperatures – make it critical to a variety of industries. Due to the unique properties of commercial silica, it is an economically irreplaceable raw material in a wide range of industrial applications. Our major end markets include Industrial & Specialty Products and the Oil & Gas Market.
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