The versatility of milled minerals is so extensive that it is nearly impossible to categorize every one of them under a set number of applications. Many of the minerals we carry for a specific purpose, like the colouration of building materials or filtration of water, can be used in several other ways as well. Here you can find several materials that have miscellaneous applications and learn the ways in which each can be utilized.
Garnet, for example, is an effective water filtration media but is also widely used in sandblasting, waterjet cutting, powder coating, and denim blasting. The same physical properties that make it superior to silica as a filtration media make it perfect for these applications that require precise specifications. Our 100% recycled glass powder, useful in refractory production, is also used to make glass porcelain enamel.
African Pegmatite also carries a range of pigments that includes red, yellow, green, blue, amber, and black. These colourants are often used for glass containers and plate glass, but are also used around the world to colour leather, plastics, concrete, inks, paints, and many other materials. Iron pyrite, which is used to create that classic amber colour you see in many beverage and pharmaceutical containers, is used in the creation of brake pads, grinding wheels, and fillers, which is where they get their metallic sheen.
Customize your shipment size and delivery frequency to suit your production schedule or choose from the package sizes listed on each product’s page. We offer everything from small bags to multiple tons.