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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 applications

  • glass production, glass industry

    Chromite Sand in the glass industry

    When ground to a fine flour, Chromite Sand is used for the production of green glass beverage containers.

  • Chromite Sand in the foundry industry

    Its properties enable the material to be used in high duty grey iron and steel foundries as core and mould making sand. Its high thermal conductivity gives it good chilling properties, low thermal expansion gives rise to good dimensional stability. Its basicity being close to neutral allows the use of a wide range of resin bonding systems and inorganic binders, it has a high refractoriness and a broad sieve distribution.

  • Molten metal pouring from crucible

    Chromite Sand in the steel industry

    In steel production, Chromite Sand is used as well filler for protection of the sliding gate in large steel holding ladles.

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

Cr2O3 45.24
Fe2O3 29.64
Al2O3 15.04


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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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My name is Martin Meese and I'm a Chromite Sand product expert located in United Kingdom.

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