Silica Sand

Silica sand is a granular material that contains quartz and minute amounts of coal, clay and other minerals. It is also known as quartz sand and industrial sand, and is largely used in several construction applications.

Silica is another name for silicon dioxide, of which quartz is a specific latticed structure. So, silica sand is quartz that over the years , through the work of water and wind , has been broken down into tiny granules.

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.

From water filtration, to glass manufacture, to industrial casting, to sand blasting, to producing concrete, to adding texture to slick roads, silica sandimpacts every aspect of daily life.

Product Silica sand
Standards BS/ASTM/IS
Monthly capacity 50,000 tons
Shipping mode Containerized or Bulk
Packing 1.4 tons jumbo bags, 50/40kg bags as per client requirement

Uses of silica sand

  • Used in making concrete mix as a partial replacement of fine aggregate.
  • Used in manufacturing bricks.
  • Used in industrial processing, to make glass, as fill, in castings, synthetic foundry moldingcatalysts.
  • In water filtration.
  • In adding texture to slick roads.
  • In beaches.
  • In sand blasting.
  • Used for acid heat resistant ceramics, refractories, pottery glaze, enamel etc.
  • Used in sawing stone, grinding and surfacing glass.
  • Used as a filter in paints.
  • The presence of silica sand on metal materials can be a source of crevice corrosion on those metals
  • Used for abrasive blasting.
  • Used in hydraulic fracturing of oil wells.
  • In sports.

Whole Grain Silica

Whole Grain Silica products range in size, distributions, grain shapes, and chemical purity. Whole grain silica is used in the oil and gas industry, in the manufacture of glass products, including architectural and solar glass applications, as well as in the foundry industry and building products industry.

Ground Silica

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.

Chemical Test :

1 Silica as Sio2 % >99.20
2 Alumina as A12O3 % 0.30-0.40
3 Iron as Fe2O3, % <0.03
4 Moisture. % 4-5

Physical Screening Test :

1 +30 MESH, % <5.0
2 -120 MESH, % 2-3


Sr No Parametrs Unit Test Limits
1 Silica as SiO2 % 98.7 to 99.2
2 Iron as Fe2O3 % 0.05 to 0.07
3 Aluminia as AL2O3 % 0.25 to 0.35
4 Fraction retained on 52 mesh % 0.2-0.3
5 Fraction retained on 120 mesh % 99.5 -99.8
6 Fraction retained on 200 mesh % 0.05-0.10
7 AFS % 65-70
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