Chrome Flour

Glass Application

Chrome flour is primarily used by bottle manufacturers as a green glass pigment that increases brand awareness and improves packaging image and quality. Some shades even offer UV protection in glass container applications and are perfect for beverage and pharmaceutical bottling. African Pegmatite’s fine chrome flour produces a flawless end product and a striking variety of greens.

  • Deadleaf
  • Emerald
  • Georgia
  • Olive
  • Champagne
  • UV
  • Antique
Georgia green and Emerald green are achieved as an oxidised glass where all the other greens are achieved with a reduced glass. Most of this green reduced glass is achieved with Chrome Flour as well as Iron Pyrite to create darker green colours or Deadleaf colours from the amber colour from iron pyrite. Typically only amber glass offers UV protection however you can make a UV green glass by having both chrome flour and iron pyrite in your glass.


Our iron chromite naturally contains between 44% and 46% chrome, with a maximum 3% silica and the perfect chrome-to-iron ratio (1:1.5). The raw material is milled to an ultra-fine powder, 98% below 45 micron/ 325 mesh. This allows for better dispersal during your mixing processes and eliminates speckling.

General Information

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.


Choose the packaging and shipping arrangement that best suits your needs, from small packaging to bulk bags or custom sizes made just for you. We can accommodate virtually any size, from one metric ton to thousands.


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 glass page to see all the other glass 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.