Feldspar

Feldspar is the mineral name given to a group of minerals distinguished by the presence of aluminum (Al) and silica (SiO4) in their chemistry. LKAB Minerals' Feldspar is a plagioclase feldspar (Sodium Feldspar).

The minerals form in a variety of thermal environments, during the crystallization of liquid rock (magma), by metamorphism of rocks deep in the earth, and in sedimentary processes.

Feldspar product uses

Glass

Feldspar is a valuable ingredient in glass sand batch making up around 10 to 15% of the batch. The main reasons that sodium feldspar is used in this application is due to the alumina content and the minerals ability to act as a flux.

LKAB Minerals Feldspar is utilised in the production of flint glass

The alumina content of sodium feldspar is over 19%; this provides the glass with impact and thermal shock resistance.  Feldspar as a fluxing agent enables the glass manufacturer to reduce the melting temperature of the quartz in the sand batch enabling control of the glass' viscosity.

Paints & Coatings

Furthermore feldspar can be used in paints, plastics, ceramic flooring, fritz and glazes.

Feldspar properties

The typical chemical composition of Feldspar is shown below:

Al2O3 19.88
SiO2 66.89
Na2O 10.85
P2O5 0.20

For further information or to request a datasheet, please speak to your local sales representative using the contact form above.

Feldspar standard grades

LKAB Minerals Feldspar is available in the following as standard:

PREM600
KS63

Other grades may be available on request.Contact us to find out more.

Feldspar packaging

Feldspar available in 25kg paper sacks, 1000kg bulk bags or as bulk as standard.

Feldspar origins

LKAB Minerals Feldspar is mined in Turkey.

Feldspar toxicology

Feldpar is a non-toxic, non-hazardous stable mineral. You can download the Material 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 Feldspar product range. You can find our sales contact by choosing your country in the upper right expert box of this page.

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