Glass & Optics
With the development of glass industry in our country, the consumption of raw materials used in this field has increased to a great extent. The most important inputs used in glass production are sand, soda, dolomite, quartz. As our country is rich in these resources, 98% of the Turkish glass industry uses domestic raw materials.
Silica Sand or Quartz Sand: Quartz (SiO2) grains formed as a result of decomposition of quartz-rich magmatic, metamorphic rocks with grain sizes ranging from 2.00-0.05 mm. Quartz sands are white and the color of sands containing iron oxide varies from pink to red or brown. Silica quartz sand may contain small amounts of clay, feldspar, iron oxides and carbonates.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Uses: Glass, Glass Fiber