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