Chromite Sand

Chromite Sand is a naturally occurring spinel consisting primarily of the oxides of chrome and iron. It is a by-product of ferro-chrome production and is mainly used in foundry applications and in glass production.

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Chromite sand has the following physical and chemical properties:

  • Melting point of 2150°C
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Good resistance to thermal shock
  • Excellent resistance to metal penetration or burn-on
  • Resists slag attack
  • High dimensional stability
Chromite sand pile

Chromite sand standard grades

LKAB Minerals offer one standard grade of Chromite Sand. Get in touch with your sales representative using the contact form above to find out more.

Chromite sand packaging

Our refractory materials are available in 25kg paper sacks, 1000kg bulk bags or as bulk as standard.

The typical chemical composition of Chromite Sand is shown below:

Chemical properties of Chromite Sand


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Chromite sand mineral origin

LKAB Minerals Chromite Sand originates from South Africa.

Chromite toxicology

Non-toxic, non-hazardous stable mineral. You can download the Safety Data Sheet in the section on the right hand side for further information.

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