Glass / Recycled Glass Powder

It takes a lot of minerals, energy, and water to make glass from raw materials. Fortunately, glass can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality. With the abundance of recycled glass, the demand for finely ground glass powder is rapidly increasing in the construction industry. Recycled glass can be turned into countertops,…

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Graphite

Graphite is crystalline allotrope of carbon that comes in an amorphous, flake-like, or platelet shape. It is found naturally as a mineral but a synthetic version can also be created through the heat-treatment of petroleum products. There are various uses of graphite, such as use in battery anodes, which are commonly used in the lithium-ion…

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Talc Milling

Talc is a clay mineral made of hydrated magnesium silicate.  Talc is formed from metamorphic reaction of minerals in aqueous conditions.  Talc is one of the softest minerals on earth, with a Mohs hardness of 1.0 (defining mineral).  However, some abrasive impurities (such as quartz or sand) may be present in the mined talc.  It…

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Ground Calcium Carbonate / Limestone

  Limestone, which is primarily calcium carbonate, is a sedimentary rock made from the minerals calcite or aragonite.  A large portion of limestone is made from the skeletal remains of sea creatures and organisms.  Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) differs from Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) in that the GCC is formed directly from grinding limestone rock…

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Bauxite

Bauxite is heterogeneous mineral containing aluminum hydroxide minerals such as gibbsite, boehmite and disapore.  It is a sedimentary rock mixed with kaolinite clay that might have some iron oxide minerals mixed in.  Bauxite is used as a source of Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) which is used in ceramics or as an abrasive (or for abrasion resistance). …

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Talc Compaction

Compaction of Talc: Talc is used in diverse sectors. Among those diverse sectors, the plastics industry plays a major roll with using talc as an additive for polypropylene. Those polypropylenes are applied in the automotive industry for improving the mechanical properties of bumpers, for improving the shape accuracy of the interior and for extending the…

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