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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 Crystalline Silica
Materials Silica
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
Typecodes Silica/Quartz
Quartz is very abundant and there are many grades and name brands.
Oxides SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide, Silica
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