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Glass Sand

Alternate Names: Silicon dioxide, silica, quartz sand

Oxide Analysis Formula
SiO2 100.00% 678.87
Al2O3 0.25% 1.00
Oxide Weight 40,902.00
Formula Weight 40,902.00


Used in glass containers, flat glass, fiber glass insulation, frit production and a variety of other specialty glass products. We have included a token impurity just as a reminder that these products are not completely pure.

Related Information


Materials Edgar Glass Sand
Materials Silica
Silica, sold as a white powder, is pure quartz mineral. Quartz is pure SiO2 silicon dioxide. It is the most abundant mineral on earth and most used in ceramics.
Materials Crystalline Silica
Typecodes Silica/Quartz
Quartz is very abundant and there are many grades and name brands.
Quartz on WikiPedia
Crystalline silica in respirable airborne dusts at International Labour Organization
U.S. SILICA Website
Example of a glass sand MSDS
Oxides SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide, Silica
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