Silica most commonly exists in the form of quartz - the second most common mineral on the earth’s surface. It is hard, chemically inert and has a high melting point. These are prized qualities for many industrial applications. Silica for industry is supplied in the form of sand, which closely resembles that found on the beaches of our coastline. Silica sand is an essential raw material that contributes so much to modern society. Wherever you go, you’re always close to products made from silica sand. Without silica sand, there would be no glass, no ceramics (tableware, sanitary ware), no houses, no hospitals, no schools, no roads, cars or trains, no computers or televisions… We could not even return to the Stone Age, because silica is abundant in rocks!
Silica sand is a raw material that is used in tyre production to make tyres last longer and improve their performance Silica sand is used in football pitches and golf courses. Root zone sands ensure good drainage and stability while top dressings and sports turf sands improve the quality and durability of the playing surface
We produce specialist and Industrial Sands for a range of uses from foundry to grout and drainage systems.