Sands, materials with multiple uses
Sand is typically used in the cattle sector. This material is not very abrasive, so it reduces the damage to the hooves and the body of the animal, while improving the drainage of the stalls. It has low density. The one used in this sector is sand with granulometry 0-1 mm.
Paths for equestrian centres
Siliceous sands are the basic raw material for paths in general, including the construction of equestrian tracks of all kinds and for all weather. They help the cushioning of the horse and mixed with synthetic fibres it helps increase soil yield. For this use, the granulometry sands 0-1 mm are used.
Sand is used for concrete and mortar, with granulometries of 0-5 mm and 0-2 mm. In this sector, it is also used as filler. The sands used for this purpose are the granulometry sands 0-5, 6-12, 12-22 mm.
Environmental regenerations of beaches
Sands with various granulometries are used in this sector, such as mountain sand, granulometry sands 0-1 mm, 0-3 mm and breakwaters.
Dry sands and sands with varied granulometries are used in this sector such as, granulometry sand 0-2 mm.
Las arenas son utilizadas para la elaboración de piedras artificiales. Para este sector la arena de granulometría 0,1 y la blend 100 son las usadas.
Small size silica sand is the main way of filtration used by water industry to extract solids from wastewater. Sands used for this purpose are fundamentally those ranging from 0-3 and 3-6 mm.
Sands with various granulometries are used for foundry, such as granulometry sand 0-3 and 0-10 mm.
Silica is used in agriculture, commercial gardening, horticulture and forestry in applications such as soil conditioners or transport for fertilizers and feed additives. The most commonly used sands in this sector are gravels, granulometry sands 0-1, 0-6 and 6-12 mm.
Sand is the key of golf fields. Its absorption and the “playability” of the land depends on the selected grain. The most used for this purpose is sand with granulometry 0-1 mm.
Siliceous sands are present in products such as crockery, sanitary ware, ornaments and tiles and walls. Also high-tech ceramics contain sands that have previously been ground to fine sizes to form an important component of ceramic glazes. Crystalline silica is a major component in the production of refractory bricks and spoon coatings.
Sand is the main ingredient in virtually all types of glass. The main glass products include containers (bottles and jars), flat glass (windows, mirrors, vehicle glass), dishes (glasses, bowls, decanters), lighting glass (light bulbs, fluorescent tubes), tubes and TV screens ( even flat), screens, decorative optical glass, etc. Glass fibbers, mainly used for composite reinforcements or in decorative textiles, are made of silica sand. Various grain sizes defined by the final consumer are used.
The Construction industry is based on silica sand. There are a large number of specialized applications that include cement, silica and aerated concrete block manufacturing, tile and tile adhesives, and plaster compounds, white line markings, roof cladding, and cement and resin injection systems. They are also used in adjacent activities such as the blasting of facades and natural stone. Multiple granulometries are used, being the most usual 0-1, 1.2-2, 0-2, 0-5 mm…
Granulometries of silica sand that are thick in size and have spherical particles are pumped into the oil wells and into the oil-containing strata to improve the permeability and flow of oil to the well.
Cristobalite sand and high purity quartz are used to produce a range of silicon chemicals that include sodium silicate, silica gel, silicones, silicon tetrachloride, silanes and pure silicon. Pure silicon is used for silicon chips, the heart of the computer world. Silicone products are used in the production of detergents, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Quartz is the raw material for the production of metallic silicon and ferrosilicon. Silicon is used in the production of alloys based on aluminum, copper and nickel. Ferrosilicon is an important alloy ingredient for iron and steel. The metallic minerals are purified in the oven with silica sand that is transformed into metallic slag.