Quartz (silica,SiO2) is the core mineral within the Sibelco group and can be found in a broad number of applications, such as glass, ceramics and polymers.
Quartz can be characterised by:
- Relatively high Mohs hardness of 7
- Low electrical conductivity
- Easy to wet
- High inertness in various media
- Shape (depending on the source, quartz particles can have an angular or more rounded shape)
Note when using quartz: depending on the particle size distribution of the product, it can be labelled (STOT RE 2 or STOT RE 1). For more detailed information, visit www.safesilica.eu.
|Colour (D65/ 10°) L*||93 – 96||[-]|
Production Location: Dessel (BE), Maastricht (NL), San I (TW)
Application: Silica has good electrical insulating properties and heat conductive properties. It can also lower the viscosity of the compound.