Quartz for ferroalloys
Precise control for your ferro-silicon and steel alloys
Quartz is a useful additive for electrometallurgy applications, notably the production of ferroalloys and ferro-silicon for special steel alloys. Used as the main carrier for silicium, quartz pebbles offer high purity and their particle size distribution allows you to control the permeability of the mix during the fusion process. Their purity and consistency also boost production yield.
The role of quartz pebbles in the ferro-silicium process depends on its interaction with other components in the formulation where it has an influence on the following parameters:
- Gas Permeability
- Chemical composition - the presence of impurities
- Fine particle generation
We mine and process all our quartz from deposits in France for many industries, including the ceramics, building and decorative markets. Talk to our ceramics experts about your processes and needs, and we’ll find the right blend of quartz and other minerals to deliver results quickly and cost-effectively.