Silica Sand

  • Tuna Silica Sand
  • January 01, 2019

What is Silica Sand?

Silica sand is quartz particles smaller than 2 mm formed as a result of the weathering of magmatic, metamorphic rocks rich in quartz. Silica Sand, the main element silicon (Si), is one of the mines found in the earth. Its atomic number (number of protons) is 14. Its density is 2.33 g / cm3. Silicon can be found in nature in the form of silicate acid (mSiO2.nH2O) and its salts in the form of sand, quartzite or quartz (SiO2). This diamagnetic (non-magnetic) element has high hardness. Silica ratios, chemical structures and hardness ratios vary according to the character structure of the mines and the regions. Silica sand is generally in yellow, gray, beige and white colors. Available in any color and size from 0-100 micron to 100-120 AFS to 10-15 AFS from 50 micron to 1mm. TS EN 12904 silica sand; It is also used as filter sand and beach sand.

Silica sand, one of the hardest mines in the world, is one of the most needed mines today. These sands, whose chemical formula is known as SiO2, are used in a wide variety of activities including glass, industry, pipe industry, heavy industry in our economy, industry, sports fields, entertainment areas.

After the mineral extracted naturally is passed through very special washes, it is cleaned from the clay and the shaft and made its purest form, then passes through the sieving phase, separating from 0.05 microns to 3mm and layers of 5mm 8mm 20-30 mm by means of hydrosizer, and it is dehumidified by giving it to the drying oven.

What is the Difference of Silica Sand from Quartz Sand?

Usually they ask how silica sand differs from quartz sand. There is no difference between natural quartz sand and silica sand, except for non-crushed quartz sand. According to the ratio of silicon dioxide and iron oxide in silica sand, its qualities increase or decrease.

Colors and Sizes of Silica Sand

Silica sands are generally in yellow, gray, beige and white colors. You can obtain silica sand, which is subjected to washing, sieving and drying processes in our modern technological facilities, from our company in any color and size ranging from 0-100 microns to 100-120 AFS to 10-15 AFS from 50 microns to 1mm.

Silica Sand contains a minimum of 98% SIO2. Silicon and O2 are among the most abundant elements in the world and together make up Silica, one of the three minerals found in rock form in the world. Silica exists in 3 main crystal forms. The most mineral is found in the form of Quartz. However, this ore is also in the form of cristobolite and tridymite. These ores are very resistant to temperature and chemical effects. Because of this feature, it is always used in different branches of industries.

Usage Areas

As the answer to the question of where silica sand is used, the usage areas of silica sand are very diverse. The most important limiting factor determining the industrial use and market of silica sand in different sectors is the iron and titanium content. Depending on the impurities and grain size of silica sand; It is used as a raw material in many areas of the industry, sandblasting, construction industry. In addition, Silica Sand is a mineral known for its versatile areas of use, in glass production, cement, detergent, plastic, ceramic, electronics, paint, casting and metallurgy industries, tile-ceramic adhesives, joint mortars, surface hardeners, glass wool production It is used in Reinforced Precast Manufacturing, industrial paints, road signs.

Properties of Silica Sand

Silicium dioxide is a compound that is pure as SiO2 and is found in nature quite abundantly as free quartz in the form of crumbled or uncrumbled form or combined with silicates. It is a colorless, tasteless and physiologically inert mineral. When thrown into water, it dissolves only in hydrogen fluoride and slowly in hot phosphorate acid, although it does not dissolve in sitte and alkali. Silica particles are very hard and have a hardness of 7 mohs, but they melt at 1600 degrees due to their transparent structure. In this way, it forms the cornerstone of the casting industry. Glass industry filling material, emery construction chemicals continue to be used as the cornerstone of the refining industry. Silica Sand has high abrasion, weather resistance and high chemical stability.

The Advantages Of Getting Silica Sand From Us

Tuna silica sands color, chemical purity (min. 99% SİO2) is analyzed in our laboratories and provides the production of products with the desired performance in the building industry. Our product conforms to TS EN 12904 in quality standards, is TSE certified, so it is Suitable for safe use in cuk Play Pools. We manufacture sand according to the desired qualities. All kinds of micron sand are produced. During the shipment phase, it is discharged into the customer's stock tanks with the help of air in big bags or in 25 kg packages or with silobas vehicles. During the production and shipment stages, it is continuously subjected to sieve, clay, moisture and silica analysis in the laboratory. Please contact us for silica sand price and ton price and supply.

Damages of Silica Sands

It consists of 1 Si and 4 O atoms and is arranged as a 3-dimensional 4-sided shape. The Si atom is at the center of this shape, but O is at the corners of this shape. Temperature, pressure and natural factors may cause this shape to distort and take other shapes. Its solubility in water changes at room temperature as 6-11 mg / cm3 (SiO2) and the factors affecting this property are;

  • Particle Number-Size-Shape
  • Solution Temperature
  • Viscosity
  • pH and other minerals in it and their properties.
  • Occupational exposure to silica dust can be a serious but often unavoidable health problem. Therefore, it is unfavorable to breathe silica dust without a mask without security measures.

    PRODUCT CODE S1-120-500S1-60-500 S1-50-300D
    SiO 2 97.80 ± 0.80 98.30 ± 0.25 98,00 min.
    Get 2 O 3 0.85 ± 0.20 0.65 ± 0.15 0.60 max.
    Fe 2 O 3 0.120 ± 0.030 0.057 ± 0.005 0.050 max.
    Ti0 2






    GRAIN SIZE (%)
    +1000 µ 0,0 0,0 0,0
    -1000 +500 µ 0,1 & # 160; max. 0,105max.
    -500 +300 µ

    5,0 max.
    -300 +106 µ

    -106 µ 20.0 max.
    20.0 max.
    2.0 max.
    RUTUBET (%) 6.0 max. 6,5 & # 160; max. 1.0 max.
    PACKAGING Bulk / Big-Bag Cast/Big-Bag Cast/Big-Bag