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Silica Sand suppliers

Egypt is one of the best places which you can find Highest and purist Quality Silica-sand,CairoMinerals offer Quality Product with Competitive Prices since 2004 but we are not only in market,you can find many companies in Egypt as well deal with white silica-sand.

Where to buy Silica Sand ?

On the North side of Suez Gulf in ABOU ZNIEMA or in Southern side of Suez Gulf in AL ZAFARANA  Along Red sea cost as well in north Sinai in AL AREASH AREA.

  • You can check our Products Page
  • Or visit our page on AliBaba
  • Also we are glad to help you with any information about Silica, don’t hesitate to  contact us
    you will find several ways to contact us any time .

Looking for quality and reliable Silica Sand suppliers !!!?

Let Cairo Minerals find the perfect solution!

The Purity of that Sand Exceeds 99.3%.its used for Manufacturing in different types of Glass, Float glass ,Glass Sheets, Glassware, tableware, Crystal ,Bottles and Container Glass.

The Highest Content of SIO2 and Lowest Iron Content is the main Element in Focusing and Comparison in Silica-sand.

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What is silica sand ?

Silica (SiO2) sand is generally the sand which you can get all over a beach and it also happens to be the most commonly used sand. It is most commonly composed by either crushing sandstone or else it is most commonly taken from natural occurring points or locations, such as beaches and river beds. The fusion point of purest form of silica is 1,760 °C (3,200 °F), however the sands which is used for extraction of silica exhibits a lower melting point due to impurities. For casting which requires high melting point, such as steels, at least 98% pure should be used; however for metals having lower melting points, like cast iron and non-ferrous metals, the sand have low purity can be used (between 94 and 98% pure).

Silica-sand happens to be the most commonly used sand because it is found in abundance, and thus it costs low (therein being its greatest advantage). However there are some disadvantages of sand as well. The disadvantages of silica are high thermal expansion, which can result in casting defects in metals having high melting point, and low thermal conductivity, which can very easily result in defective casting. Apart from there that, there comes some more barriers with it. It also cannot be used in sync with some of the basic metals because it will chemically react with the metal, resulting in surface defects. Finally, it releases silica particles during the pour, risking silicosis in foundry workers.

Silica Sand for Sale

Commercial Silica-Sand is most commonly used as a means of proppant by companies which deals in oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays. The resource is also utilized in industrial processing to manufacture regular use items such as glass, construction materials, personal care materials, electronics, and even renewable materials.

Industrial sand happens to be a word which normally refers to silica-sand-products having extremely high purity with closely controlled sizing. It generally happens to be a clearer product than common concrete and asphalt gravels.

The name Silica (SiO2) is provided to a handful of minerals solely made up of silicon and oxygen. Mostly it is found in the crystalline state. It is also found in an amorphous form which comes as a result of weathering or plankton fossilization

Silica-sand deposits are generally mined and dig out in open pit processes. Extracted ore is subjected a lot of processing to enhance the silica content by reducing impurities. After that it is dried and sized to manufacture the best sized particle size distribution for the intended application.

For applications related to industrialization and manufacturing, reserves of silica producing products of minimum 95% SiO2 are preferred. Silica happens to be hard and chemically inert with a high melting point, which gives it the strength of the bonds between the atoms. These qualities make silica apt in applications like foundries and filtration systems. Industrial sand’s forte, silicon dioxide (SiO2) contribution, and non-reactive properties transform it into a crucial component in the manufacture of thousands of daily goods.

What is History of Silica Sand?

Silica sand is one of the oldest materials on earth and is has been around since the earth came into existence, and SiO2 i.e Silicon Dioxide is one of the materials which supported life on earth and it came from sand. The earliest forms of life on earth, as just mentioned, would make their skeletons and basic frames from silicon dioxide, and apart from that prehistoric plants also used it as support structures for their existence. Later on after thousands of years, the ancient natives of Rome also used SiO2 in the form of sand to provide immense strength to concrete and to make the quartz crystals used in jewelry wore by those people. Approximately around the same time period Hindu Monks would make the use of silica as to create patterns which was an integral part of their religious ritual. These religious rituals were the signature of that era. The tradition of creating patterns from silica however continues even till today. The Venetians of Italy mastered the art of glass blowing and deployed the use of Silica and silica in glass making.

Who Did Discovery Silica Sand?

Jons Berzelius (1779-1848) discovered Silicon Dioxide SiO2 in 1824. He happened to be a Swedish chemist and the great scientist John Dalton was his mentor. He was well known for emerging with the theories of the ion and ionic compounds. He endeavored to sort accurate and precise quantitative measurements and made sure the purity of chemicals. He gave the exact fundamental components of many compounds and in 1826 he issued a table of atomic weights which is very much similar to the one we use today. In 1811 he presented the conventional system of chemical symbols where elements are abbreviated by single or a couple of letters from its Latin term. Jons Berzelius among others is known as the one of the fathers of chemistry.

Below Is Different Grades of White Silica Sand For Glass Manufacturing:

Applications Glassware & Crystal

  1. prcocessed from Abou zniema quarries
  2. stored and exported in Bulk shipment from port ABOU ZNIEMA PORT (red sea port)
  3. vessel of 5000-25000 M tons Max can enter the port draft
  4. for orders of 1000 tons or less can be packed in big bags of 1250kg-1500kg
  5. containres of 20 feet can be stuffed with 25-27 tons

Applications Float Glass. Container Glass. Glass sheets

  1. prcocessed from Abou zniema quarries
  2. stored and exported in Bulk shipment from port ABOU ZNIEMA PORT (red sea port)
  3. vessel of 5000-25000 M tons Max can enter the port draft
  4. for orders of 1000 tons or less can be packed in big bags of 1250kg-1500kg
  5. containres of 20 feet can be stuffed with 25-27 tons
  6. Silica-Sand 100MUL (ABOU ZENIMA)

 

Silica /Sand 150MUL (ABOU ZENIMA)

Silica Sand suppliers

Egypt is one of the best places which you can get the highest and purist Quality Silica-Sand. Cairo Minerals has offered Quality Product with Competitive Prices since 2004.  Furthermore, our presence is not only in market, but also you can find many companies in Egypt dealing with white silica-sand as well.

Where can you buy Silica Sand?

You can buy it from the north side of Suez Gulf in Abu Zenima, the southern side of Suez Gulf in Al Zafarana along Red sea cost in addition to Al Arish, North Sinai.

  1. You can check our Products Page
  2. Or visit our page on AliBaba.
  3. Also it would be our pleasure to help you with any information about Silica, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

There are several ways to contact us any time .!
Are you looking for quality and reliable Silica Sand suppliers!!!?
Let Cairo Minerals find the perfect solution!
On one hand, the purity of that sand exceeds 99.3%, that’s why it’s used for manufacturing variety of Glass, such as float glass ,glass sheets, glassware, tableware, crystal ,bottles and container glass.
On the other hand, the highest content of SIO2 and lowest one of Iron is the main element in concentration and arbitrage in Silica-sand.

What is silica sand?

Silica (SiO2) Sand is generally the sand which you can get all over a beach. It is also the most widespread used sand. It is prevalently composed by either crushing sandstone or else taken from natural occurring points and locations, such as beaches and river beds. The fusion point of purest form of silica is at 1,760 °C (3,200 °F), however the sand which is used for Silica extraction shows a lower melting point due to impurities. For casting which requires high melting point, such as steels, at least 98% pure should be used; although for metals with lower melting points, like cast iron and non-ferrous metals, the sand with low purity can be used (between 94 and 98% pure).
Silica-Sand is used on a wide scale as it is found in abundance, thus its expenditure is low (therein being its greatest merit). But there are some demerits of sand as well. First, it has high thermal expansion, which can cause casting defects in metals with high melting point, and low thermal conductivity, which can very easily result in defective casting. Second, it cannot be used in sync with some of the basic metals because it reacts chemically with the metal, causing surface defects. Finally, it releases silica particles during the pour, risking silicosis in foundry workers.

Silica Sand for Sale

Commercial Silica-Sand is most commonly used as a means of propellant by companies which handle with oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource fields. The resource is also utilized in industrial processing to manufacture regular use items such as glass, construction materials, personal care materials, electronics and even renewable materials.
Industrial Sand is a word which normally refers to silica-sand-products with extremely high purity and closely controlled sizing. It is to say that Industrial Sand is a clearer product than common concrete and asphalt gravels.

The name Silica (SiO2) is provided to a number of minerals that is made up of silicon and oxygen. Mostly it is found in the crystalline state. It is also found in an amorphous form which comes as a result of weathering or plankton fossilization.
Silica-Sand deposits are usually mined and dig out in open pit processes. Then, extracted ore is subjected to a lot of processing to enhance the silica content by reducing impurities. After that, it is dried and sized to manufacture the best sized particle size distribution for the intended application.
For applications related to industrialization and manufacturing, reserves of silica producing products of minimum 95% SiO2 are preferred. Moreover, Silica is hard and chemically inert with a high melting point, which gives it strong bonds among the atoms. These qualities make silica appropriate for applications like foundries and filtration systems. Industrial Sand’s forte, Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) contribution, and non-reactive properties transform it into a crucial component in the manufacture of thousands of daily commodities.

What is the history of Silica Sand?

Silica sand is one of the most ancient materials on earth. It has been around since the earth came into existence. SiO2 i.e Silicon Dioxide is one of the materials that supported life on earth which came from sand. The earliest forms of life on earth, as mentioned above, would make their skeletons and basic frames from silicon dioxide, and apart from that prehistoric plants also used it as supported structures for their existence. Later, after thousands of years, the ancient natives of Rome also used SiO2 in an organise of sand to provide immense strength to concrete and to make the quartz crystals used in jewelry wore by those people. Approximately around the same time period Hindu, Monks would make the use of silica as to create patterns which was an integral part of their religious ritual. These religious rituals were the signature of that era. The tradition of creating patterns from Silica however continues even till today. The Venetians of Italy mastered the art of glass blowing and deployed the use of Silica and silica in glass making.

Who did discover Silica Sand?

Jones Berzelius (1779-1848) discovered Silicon Dioxide SiO2 in 1824. He was a Swedish chemist and the great scientist John Dalton was his mentor. He was well known for emerging with the theories of the ion and ionic compounds. He endeavored to set accurate and precise quantitative measurements and made sure of the purity of chemicals. He gave the exact fundamental components of many compounds and in 1826 he issued a table of atomic weights which is much similar to the one we use today. In 1811 he presented the conventional system of chemical symbols where elements are abbreviated by single or a couple of letters from its Latin term. Jones Berzelius is renowned as the one of the fathers of chemistry.

Below are different grades of white Silica Sand for glass manufacturing:
Applications Glassware & Crystal.

  • Processed from Abu Zenima quarries.
  • Stored and exported in bulk shipment from port Abu Zenima Port (red sea port).
  • Vessel of 5000-25000 M tons Max can enter the port draft.
  • For orders of 1000 tons or less can be packed in big bags of 1250kg-1500kg.
  • Containers of 20 feet can be stuffed with 25-27 tons.

Applications Float Glass. Container Glass. Glass sheets

  • Processed from Abu Zenima quarries.
  • Stored and exported in bulk shipment from port Abu Zenima PORT (Red Sea Port).
  • Vessel of 5000-25000 M tons Max can enter the port draft.
  • For orders of 1000 tons or less can be packed in big bags of 1250kg-1500kg.
  • Containers of 20 feet can be stuffed with 25-27 tons.
  • Silica-Sand 100MUL (Abu Zenima).

Silica /Sand 150MUL (ABOU ZENIMA)

Chemical analysis
Oxides %
SIO2 99.3-99.5%
FE2O3 0.0150
AL2O3 00.20-0.30
TIO2 0.02500
CR2O3 0.0020
Moisture 0.40

Characteristics

Color White
Grain Shape Semi round- Angular
Bulk Density (1400 – 1570 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity 2.2 – 2.5
Turbidity <100
Hardness 7 Moh
Attrition Loss below 1% in 100 hours backwashing
Acid Solubility below 2%  [24hours in 20% Hal]

Chemical analysis
+0.630MM 1% MAX
-0.125MM 3%MAX

 

Silica /Sand 250-300MUL (ABOU ZENIMA)

Chemical analysis
Oxides %
SIO2 99.3-99.5%
FE2O3 0.0150
AL2O3 00.20-0.30
TIO2 0.02500
CR2O3 0.0020
Moisture 0.40

Characteristics

Color White
Grain Shape Semi round- Angular
Bulk Density (1400 – 1570 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity 2.2 – 2.5
Turbidity <100
Hardness 7 Moh
Attrition Loss below 1% in 100 hours backwashing
Acid Solubility below 2%  [24hours in 20% Hal]

Chemical analysis
+0.630MM 1% MAX
-0.125MM 3%MAX

Also you can find River Sand for Construction River Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided in natural quarries and mineral particles

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