Monthly Archives: June 2023

Silica Mineral

Silica mineral, any of the forms of silicon dioxide (SiO2), including quartz, tridymite, cristobalite, coesite, stishovite, lechatelierite, and chalcedony. Various kinds of silica minerals have been produced synthetically; one is keatite. General considerationsSilica minerals make up approximately 26 percent of Earth’s crust by weight and are second only to the feldspars in mineral abundance. Free […]

Difference Between Soda Lime Glass and Borosilicate Glass

The key difference between soda lime glass and borosilicate glass is that the soda lime glass does not contain boron-derived constituents whereas the borosilicate glass contains boron trioxide as the main glass-forming constituent. Because of their chemical composition, the borosilicate glass is more resistant to thermal shock than the soda lime glass, which has a […]

Many Other Quartz Sand Uses

Quartz sand is used as a filler in the manufacture of rubber, paint, and putty. Screened and washed, carefully sized quartz grains are used as filter media and roofing granules. Quartz sands are used for traction in the railroad and mining industries. These sands are also used in recreation on golf courses, volleyball courts, baseball […]


Quartzite is a metamorphic rock derived from sandstone that is distinguished from sandstone by its fracture. Sandstone breaks along grain boundaries, whereas quartzite is so well indurated (hardened) that it breaks across constituent grains. The intense heat and pressure of metamorphism causes the quartz grains to compact and become tightly intergrown with each other, resulting […]

Advantages of Fused Quartz for Elevating Labware Fabrication in Scientific Research • QSI Quartz

For nearly 60 years, QSI has met the challenges of an ever changing semiconductor industry. Research labs, Universities, and a host of others also rely on us to meet their stringent requirements for purity, high temperature suitability, and dimensional integrity. Source link

What is the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite

The key difference between quartz and quartzite is that quartz used in countertop preparation is engineered stone that is molded and baked into slabs in a factory, whereas quartzite is about 90 – 99% natural. Quartz and quartzite are important mineral substances that we can use to prepare countertops. These are two high-end countertop materials […]


Also called silica sand or quartz sand, silica is silicon dioxide (SiO2). Silicon compounds are the most significant component of the Earth’s crust. Since sand is plentiful, easy to mine and relatively easy to process, it is the primary ore source of silicon. The metamorphic rock, quartzite, is another source. Silicon (Si) is a semi-metallic […]

Beveling of glass in the name of quality and convenience according to Bovone: the 251 and 252 models

The state of the art in beveling of glass was defined by Bovone in 1974, when the company introduced the first linear beveling machine to the market, thus revolutionizing the beveling of glass process, which, until then, was performed mainly in manual mode. Thanks to this innovation, Bovone reduced the time required to make the […]