Chrome Sand

Foundry Casting Application

Chrome Sand is often used in the moulds for automotive castings, like engine blocks and camshafts, but it is preferred for many other foundry uses because of its resilient characteristics. Chrome Sand is also used as a primary material in the production of green glass, in well fillers, and to augment the refractory fire brick technology in cement manufacturing.

  • Used in a variety of casting moulds with impressive results
  • High heat tolerance makes Chrome Sand perfect for many foundry uses
  • Minimises the chance of mould penetration
  • Resists slag attack
  • Can be used with resin bonding systems and inorganic binders
  • Compatible with castings that require fast cooling


  • Melting point of 2150°C
  • High refractoriness
  • High dimensional stability
  • High heat intensity
  • Resistant to thermal shock
  • Low thermal expansion
  • Low basicity
  • Enhanced thermal conductivity

Data Sheets

Foundry Grade AFS 60-80

Foundry Grade AFS 45-55

Refractory Grade AFS 45-55

African Pegmatites chrome is trivalent chromium (Chrome 3) and not hexavlent (Chrome 6). Hexavelnt chrome is hazerdous and a carcinogen while also being heavily regulated. African Pegmatites chrome is environmentally friendly which is a trivalent chromium.

General Information

Chrome Sand is a blend of chrome and iron oxide that was first used in sword plating and is widely used today in the production of stainless steel. Outside the manufacture of stainless steel, Chrome Sand has an impressive range of foundry applications.


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We maintain competitive pricing in an effort to win and retain your business for as long as you need us. Our goal is to meet the needs of every customer, including those with special requests and demanding production schedules.

A 15-day general turnaround for manufacturing allows us to get your compounds to you as quickly as possible, so you can keep up with the demands of your business. Contact us to get in touch with a distributor in your area if you don’t have time to wait for materials.

We currently ship to 44 countries across the world and we’re happy to ship to yours, too. The dependable and professional logistics channels we have in place make it easy to offer great pricing and service regardless of your location.

African Pegmatite

With 48 years as professionals in mining and manufacturing, we have the insight, network, and experience to offer you the very best in quality, service, and efficiency. We’ve been accredited by the ISO 9001 since 2002 and have most recently met the 2015 standard.

We aim to provide the very best materials available to our customers, and become your one-stop shop for colourants, minerals, compounds, and more. Take a look at our general foundry page to see all the other foundry and supplementary products we have available.

If you’d like to become a distributor of African Pegmatite products, get in touch with us and we’ll customise an arrangement with you.