Chromite Sand product uses
Its properties enable the material to be used in high duty grey iron and steel foundries as core and mould making sand. Its high thermal conductivity gives it good chilling properties, low thermal expansion gives rise to good dimensional stability. Its basicity being close to neutral allows the use of a wide range of resin bonding systems and inorganic binders, it has a high refractoriness and a broad sieve distribution.
In steel production, Chromite Sand is used as well filler for protection of the sliding gate in large steel holding ladles.
When ground to a fine flour, Chromite Sand is used for the production of green glass beverage containers.
Chromite Sand properties
- Melting point of 2150°C
- Good thermal conductivity
- Good resistance to thermal shock
- Excellent resistance to metal penetration or burn-on
- Resists slag attack
- High dimensional stability
The typical chemical composition of Chromite Sand is shown below:
Cr2O3 Fe2O3 Al2O3 MgO
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Chromite Sand grades
LKAB Minerals offer one standard grade of Chromite Sand. Get in touch with your sales representative using the contact form above to find out more.
Chromite Sand packaging
Our refractory materials are available in 25kg paper sacks, 1000kg bulk bags or as bulk as standard.
Chromite Sand origins
LKAB Minerals Chromite Sand originates from South Africa.
Chromite Sand toxicology
Non-toxic, non-hazardous stable mineral. You can download the Safety Data Sheet in the section on the right hand side for further information.
Please contact us for datasheets on a single grade or further information on our chromite sand product range. You can find our sales contact by choosing your country in the upper right expert box of this page.