Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is the name for a group of minerals composed of silicon and oxygen. It has been known since ancient times. Silica exists in nature in many crystalline forms of which quartz is by far the most common. Most of the Silica sold for industrial use are named Silica Sand in the form of quartz. Our Silica Sand grains are sub-angular to rounded-off and have an off-white colour.
Applications and markets
Depending on its physical, chemical and mechanical characteristics such as shape, color, size distribution and strength, Silica is used in the glass, pigment, ceramics, construction, foundry, plastics, oil drilling, abrasive, chemical and many other industries.
At Plomp Mineral Services, we focus on supplying customized Silica Sand, Silica Flour and Micronized Silica grades for the oil drilling industry, with the following general specification:
- Chemical: SiO2 minimum 99.6%
- Various sizes: 0 – 300 micron, 0 – 75 micron, 0 – 10 micron
Technical Data Sheets (TDS) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) will be sent on request.
Minerals like Silica do not have to be registered under REACH.
We supply our Silica in bulk, paper bags and big bags and can deliver by truck and container from our stocks.
Are you interested in our customized Silica’s? Please feel free to contact us!