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Iron Silicate under the brand name of Granos

Iron silicate is a by-product produced during smelting when slag is quenched in water resulting in angular granules that are processed into abrasive.

What is iron silicate? Iron silicate is a by-product of a metal refining process (copper refining process). It is the slag that floats on top of the molten metal. When quenched in water the slag turns into granules which then gets further processed into iron silicate fines and iron silicate stone. The fine-grained and sharp-edged iron silicate is well suited for abrasive blasting also very well known as sandblasting. Thereby a stream of iron silicate gets pushed against a surface under very high pressure.

Iron silicate from Montanwerke Brixlegg - Iron silicate is a blasting abrasive used in construction, iron production and concrete manufacturing.

This results in the surface getting sanded which is common to remove surface contaminants. It is also possible to use abrasive blasting to smoothen surfaces with less pressure. Iron Silicate is also known as fayalite, Fe2SiO4 exists in nature as a component of the crystalline solid solution known as magnesium iron silicate (olivine). The high quality iron silicate made in Brixlegg is well known all over the world an can be used in wide range of industrial applications (construction, iron production and concrete manufacturing).

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