Water Filtration Application

As a preferred substitute for silica sand in water filtration, Desolidex offers superior performance and many additional benefits, including an overall reduction in filtration costs.

  • Lasts up to five times longer than sand
  • Requires 16% less media compared to sand
  • More efficient backwashing
  • Reduces energy usage
  • 100% recycled, sustainable, and environmentally friendly
  • Won’t harbour contaminants
  • Doesn’t support the growth of algae and fungus
  • Filters down to a lower micron level than sand
  • Removes up to 30% more material
  • Won’t become saturated or form filter cake
  • Acidic solution will not cause shrinkage


Made of 100% recycled glass.

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General Information

Desolidex is an amorphous (non-crystalline) filter media that’s made of 100% crushed recycled glass. Lower density and smooth, microscopic glass surfaces make Desolidex a preferred replacement for common silica sand. The manufacturing of Desolidex is 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly with no intrusive mining involved. For these reasons, Desolidex is quickly becoming an industry favourite.


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 water filtration page to see all the other water filtration 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.