Latest Products http://www.akjminchem.co.in Latest Products Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:10:12 +0530 en-us http://www.akjminchem.co.in Talc Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/talc-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/talc-powder.htm Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Talc is the softest mineral (occupying place 1 in the Mohs` hardness scale) known on our planet earth. It is lamellar, platy, organophilic, water repellent with special thermal and mechanical properties. It has a high capacity for absorbing organic substances. It is also acid & alkali-resistant, chemically inert and non-toxic. Talc has neither aroma nor taste. This makes it a very essential mineral in our day-to-day life. Talc is a hydrated magnesium silicate [chemical formula is Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. Also known as Steatite. It is the main component of soapstone. Its crystals usually develop massive, leafy aggregates with laminar particles. Its silicate layers lie on top of one another without having a chemical bond but are bound to each other by weak Vander Waals forces. This structure gives talc the platy appearance and its characteristic greasy or soapy feeling hence the name soapstone. Industrial   Applications: Paper : Gives smoothness, brightness to paper & partially replaces TiO2. Also acts as pitch absorber. Paints : Highly recommended for wood finishes, primers, putties, undercoateds, architectural finishes, water based coatings. Its laminar structure helps in better corrosion protection and also improves exterior durability of paints. Recommended for expoxy and exterior paints. Ceramics : Talc improves resistance to thermal shocks and gives superior electrical properties. It gives greater toughness to speak plugs and switch boards. It also improves dry pressing resistance of ceramic bodies. Foundries : Used in mould making and for final finish. Plastic & Rubber : Used in variety of application as filler. Cosmetics : Super fine talc powder is used in cosmetic for its smooth silky finish. Apart from above grades we develop tailor made talc to meet the specific requirement of our clients. Our R&D is also working on ultra-fine Talc powders to develop many new products with exciting possibilities. Calcium Carbonate http://www.akjminchem.co.in/calcium-carbonate.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/calcium-carbonate.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Calcium Carbonate (GCC) as Chalk has been used as a writing tool for over 10,000 years and is a fine, microcrystalline material. As limestone, calcium carbonate is a biogenic rock, and is more compacted than chalk. As marble, calcium carbonate is a coarse-crystalline, metamorphic rock, which is formed when chalk or limestone is re-crystallized under conditions of high temperature and pressure. Industrial Applications, Calcium carbonate, as it is used for industrial purposes, is Calcium Carbonate, or GCC. GCC, as the name implies, involves crushing and processing limestone to create a powdery-like form graded by size and other properties for many different industrial and day-to-day life applications. Calcium carbonate is also known as calcite and Ground Calcium Carbonate.   Industrial Applications :                   Calcium carbonate, as it is used for industrial purposes : Is Calcium Carbonate, or GCC. GCC, as the name implies, involves crushing and processing limestone to create a powdery-like form graded by size and other properties for many different industrial and day-to-day life applications.  Paper, Plastics, Paints, and Coatings : Calcium carbonate is the most widely used mineral, both as a filler and due to its special white color - as a coating pigment. In the paper industry it is valued worldwide for its high brightness and light scattering characteristics, and is used as an inexpensive filler to make bright opaque paper. As an extender, calcium carbonate can represent as much as 30% by weight in paints Calcium carbonate also is used widely as a filler in adhesives, and sealants.    Pharmaceuticals and Food industry : Calcium carbonate is used widely as an effective dietary calcium supplement, antacid, phosphate binder, or base material for medicinal tablets. In products such as baking powder, toothpaste, dry-mix dessert mixes, dough, and wine. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is used in animal feed. Building Materials and Construction : Calcium carbonate is critical to the construction industry, both as a building material in its own right (e.g. marble), and as an ingredient of cement. It contributes to the making of mortar used in bonding bricks, concrete blocks, stones, roofing shingles, rubber compounds, and tiles. Calcium carbonate decomposes to form carbon dioxide and lime, an important material in making steel, glass, and paper. Misc. Applications : Used in pollution control, neutralizing chemicals for acid wash, source of calcium salt. Applications of this is also in bulk like cement, steel and other industries.  Pulverized limestone and marble are often used as a dietary supplement in animal feed. Chickens that produce eggs and cattle that produce milk need to consume a calcium-rich diet. Small amounts of calcium carbonate are often added to their feeds to enhance their calcium intake. We ensure the highest grade & uniform particle size product for the industries like Plastics & paints. Quartz Crystal http://www.akjminchem.co.in/quartz-crystal.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/quartz-crystal.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Quartz crystals are comprised of silicon dioxide and they form in a wide variety of different colors and types. Many are transparent or translucent and they are configured in many different ways, and in a range of attractive colors.   Many of the stones made from quartz have powerful healing qualities. Their attributes are quite diverse and many have potent vibrations. Quartz has many excellent qualities including being able to be programmed, and this makes it a powerful stone to use to assist you to manifest those things you desire.   Quartz is used by industry because of its piezoelectric qualities and its amplification properties. It is this specific quality that makes these stones very powerful for metaphysical purposes, and creates strong healing attributes within the stones.   Pure quartz, traditionally called rock crystal or clear quartz, is colorless and transparent or translucent, and has often been used for hardstone carvings, such as the Lothair Crystal. Common colored varieties include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others. Amethyest : Amethyst is a popular form of quartz that ranges from a bright to dark or dull purple color.  Sometimes amethyst and citrine are found growing in the same crystal. It is then referred to as ametrine. An amethyst is formed when there is iron in the area where it was formed. Citrine : Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. However, a heat-treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to a natural citrine's cloudy or smokey appearance. It is nearly impossible to differentiate between cut citrine and yellow topaz visually, but they differ in hardness. Milky Quartz : Milk quartz or milky quartz is the most common variety of crystalline quartz. The white color is caused by minute fluid inclusions of gas, liquid, or both, trapped during crystal formation,[citation needed] making it of little value for optical and quality gemstone applications. Smoky Quartz : Smoky quartz is a gray, translucent version of quartz. It ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray crystal that is almost opaque. Some can also be black. Rose Quartz : Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the massive material. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produces an asterism in transmitted light. Additionally, there is a rare type of pink quartz (also frequently called crystalline rose quartz) with color that is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in crystals is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading 6 Sided Pencil Quartz/clear Quartz : These are 6-sided Clear Quartz Pencil Crystals from India that would be great to use in healing sessions and in Grid sets. Clear Quartz can be "programmed" with your intent and you can use it to support any intention or goal you may have throughout the day.Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is known as the "Master Healer" of the mineral kingdom, with its very high vibration, and is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Quartz is said to be the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is also known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz is believed to protect against negativity, attune to your higher self, and relieve pain. Quartz crystals are very programmable and have a tendency to hold a program much longer than other minerals. Green Quartz Or Vermarine : Green Quartz is type of quartzthat containsinclusion of bothchromium or chloriteinterspersed within the quartz's crystalline matrix to give a solid green appearance.Green Quartz has a healing effect when worn or carried.  Use Green Quartz to help transmute negative energies into positive ones. Green Quartz is also known to attract prosperity and success and to stimulate one’s creativity. Carrying Green Quartz will help to activate the Heart Chakra, and impart a sense of wholeness to the owner. By opening, activating and/or stabilizing the Heart Chakra, Green Quartz can help one to feel empathy and universal love for others, and as such, is a great stone for people who are overly selfish or controlling.  Green Quartz has a pleasant vibe and can have a positive effect on the environment if placed strategically in a room. Energy healing can be enhanced with Green Quartz by laying this stone on the Heart Chakra. Quartz Grains http://www.akjminchem.co.in/quartz-grains.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/quartz-grains.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is a chemical compound that is a dioxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO2. It has been known since ancient times. Silica is most commonly found in nature as quartz, as well as in various living organisms. Silica is one of the most complex and most abundant families of materials, existing both as several minerals and being produced synthetically. Notable examples include fused quartz, crystal, fumed silica, silica gel, and aero gels. Applications range from structural materials to microelectronics to components used in the food industry.Silicon dioxide is obtained by mining and purification of the resulting mineral. Quartz comprises more than 10% by mass of the earth's crust. Commercial silicon dioxide is also produced, almost always via the processing of quartz, synthetically on a very large scale.An estimated 95% of silicon dioxide produced is consumed in the construction industry, e.g. for the production of cement.Silica is used primarily in the production of glass for windows, drinking glasses, beverage bottles, and many other uses. The majority of optical fibers for telecommunication are also made from silica. It is a primary raw material for many ceramics such as earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain.Silicon dioxide is also used to produce elemental silicon. The process involves carbothermic reduction in an electric arc furnace.A silica-based aero gel was used in the Stardust spacecraft to collect extraterrestrial particles. Silica is also used in the extraction of DNA and RNA due to its ability to bind to the nucleic acids under the presence of chaotropic. As hydrophobic silica it is used as a defoamer component. In hydrated form, it is used in toothpaste as a hard abrasive to remove tooth plaque.In its capacity as a refractory, it is useful in fiber form as a high-temperature thermal protection fabric. In cosmetics, it is useful for its light-diffusing properties and natural absorbency. It is also used as a thermal enhancement compound in ground source heat pump industry.Industrial Applications :            Glass & Pottery : Silica is used in bulk in glass industry, Ferro silicon, Ferro alloys, welding rods, pottery industries. It is also used in making silica Ferro manganese alloys.           Paints : In wood finish, primers, undercoats, water based paints, distemper, chemical resistance coating, floor coatings etc. It is recommended for texture coating and exterior finishes and .            Plastic & Rubber : Silica is used as a filler in plastic industry.            Construction : Silica is also used in construction of Cement and chemicals for spray plasters.            Food and pharmaceutical : Silica is a common additive in the production of foods, where it is used primarily as a flow agent in powdered foods, or to absorb water in hygroscopic applications. It is the primary component of diatomaceous earth. Colloidal silica is also used as a wine, beer, and juice fining agent. In pharmaceutical products, silica aids powder flow when tablets are formed. Dolomite Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/dolomite-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/dolomite-powder.htm Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Dolomite is a common rock-forming mineral. It is a calcium magnesium carbonate with a chemical composition of CaMg(CO3)2. It is the primary component of the sedimentary rock known as dolostone and the metamorphic rock known as dolomitic marble. Limestone that contains some dolomite is known as dolomitic limestone. Dolomite is rarely found in modern sedimentary environments but dolostones are very common in the rock record. They can be geographically extensive and hundreds to thousands of feet thick. Most rocks that are rich in dolomite were originally deposited as calcium carbonate muds that were post-depositionally altered by magnesium-rich pore water to form dolomite. Dolomite has a Mohs hardness of 3 1/2 to 4 and is sometimes found in rhombohedral crystals with curved faces. Dolomite produces a very weak reaction to cold, dilute hydrochloric acid; however, if the acid is warm or if the dolomite is powdered a much stronger acid reaction will be observed. (Powdered dolomite can easily be produced by scratching it on a streak plate.). Dolomite is very similar to the mineral calcite. Calcite is composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) while dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate (CaMg(CO3)2). These two minerals are one of the most common pairs to present a mineral identification challenge in the field or classroom. The best way to tell these minerals apart is to consider their hardness and acid reaction. Calcite has a hardness of 3 while dolomite is slightly harder at 3 1/2 to 4. Calcite is also strongly reactive with cold hydrochloric acid, while dolomite will effervesce weakly with cold hydrochloric acid. Dolomite has an enormous number of uses, like -        The most common use for dolomite is in the construction industry. It is crushed and sized for use as a road base material, an aggregate in concrete and asphalt, railroad ballast, rip-rap or fill. It is also calcined in the production of cement and cut into blocks of specific size known as "dimension stone".       Dolomite's reaction with acid also makes it useful. It is used for acid neutralization in the chemical industry, in stream restoration projects and as a soil conditioner.     Dolomite is used as a source of magnesia (MgO), a feed additive for livestock, a sintering agent and flux in metal processing and as an ingredient in the production of glass, bricks and ceramics.    Dolomite serves as the host rock for many lead, zinc and copper deposits. These deposits form when hot, acidic hydrothermal solutions move upward from depth through a fracture system that encounters a dolomitic rock unit. These solutions react with the dolomite which causes a drop in pH that triggers the precipitation of metals from solution.     Dolomite also serves as an oil and gas reservoir rock. During the conversion of calcite to dolomite a volume reduction occurs. This can produce pore spaces in the rock that can be filled with oil or natural gas that migrate in as they are released from other rock units. This makes the dolomite a reservoir rock and a target of oil and gas drilling.     Industrial Applications :                  Paints : Used widely in cement paints, exterior paints, primers, putties, powder coatings and industrial finishes.            Plastic : Used in PVC footwear, PVC pipes, cables and others.            Paper : Used as integral filler in paper to give smoothness and gloss. Adhesives Used in adhesives and carpet backing.             Rubber : It is used in toothpaste, cosmetic and soap industry.    Soda Potash Feldspar Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/soda-potash-feldspar-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/soda-potash-feldspar-powder.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Feldspar is by far the most abundant group of minerals in the earth’s crust, forming about 60% of terrestrial rocks. Most deposits offer sodium feldspar as well as potassium feldspar and mixed feldspars. Chemically, the feldspars are silicates of aluminium, containing sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, or barium or combinations of these elements. Most of the products we use on a daily basis are made with feldspar: glass for drinking, glass for protection, fiberglass for insulation, the floor tiles and shower basins in our bathrooms, and the tableware from which we eat. Feldspar is part of our daily life.Feldspar minerals are essential components in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, to such an extent that the classification of a number of rocks is based on feldspar content. The mineralogical composition of most feldspars can be expressed in terms of the ternary system Orthoclase, Albite and Anorthite . Chemically, the feldspars are silicates of aluminium, containing sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, or barium or combinations of these elements. The minerals of which the composition is comprised between Albite and Anorthite are known as the plagioclase feldspars, while those comprised between Albite and Orthoclase are called the alkali feldspars. The latter category is of particular interest in terms of industrial use of feldspars. Amongst the numerous rocks in which they are present, feldspars are particularly abundant in igneous rocks like granite, which contains up to 50 or 70% of alkaline feldspar. Granite is however rarely used for its feldspatic content. Rather a whole range of rocks geologically connected to granite is used. Most often, commercial feldspar is mined from pegmatite or feldspatic sand deposits. Aplite, which is a fine-grained igneous rock with the same mineralogical composition as granite is also frequently mined for its feldspar content. Basically, the two properties which make feldspars useful for downstream industries are their alkali and alumina content. On those elements we can distinguish three families: Feldspatic sand, Pegmatite and Feldspar.Feldspar properties:Basically, the two properties which make feldspars useful for downstream industries are their alkali and alumina content. Feldspars play an important role as fluxing agents in ceramics and glass applications, and also are used as functional fillers in the paint, plastic, rubber and adhesive industries. The glass & ceramic industries are the major consumers of feldspar. This makes it a very essential mineral in our day-to-day life.Industrial Applications : Feldspar Industrial Applications & Uses : Ceramics Industry Feldspar is used as fluxing agent in all kinds of ceramics & glazes. In the manufacture of ceramics, feldspar is the second most important ingredient after clay. Since feldspar does not have a strict melting point it melts gradually over a range of temperatures. This greatly facilitates the melting of quartz and clays and, through appropriate mixing, allows to modulate this important step of ceramic making. Feldspars are used as fluxing agents, to form a glassy phase at low temperatures, and as a source of alkalies and alumina in glazes. They improve the strength, toughness, and durability of the ceramic body and cement the crystalline phase of other ingredients, softening, melting and wetting other batch constituents. In the flooring sector, feldspar is the main constituent in the body composition. It is used as a flux, lowering the vitrifying temperature of a ceramic body during firing and forming a glassy phase. Surface tension pull the remaining solid particles together, giving a densification of the ceramic body. With rising temperature the alkalis become more active and first dissolve the clay particles and then the free silica. In tableware, feldspar gives a good fusibility for a product without defects. In the sanitaryware sector, the use of feldspar within vitreous ceramic bodies is used here to illustrate this optimization process. Glass Industry : Both Sodium and Potassium feldspar is used in glass industry. Feldspar is an important ingredient in the manufacture of glass and an important raw material as well, because it acts as a fluxing agent, reducing the melting temperature of quartz and helping to control the viscosity of glass. The alkali content in feldspar acts as flux, lowering the glass batch melting temperature and thus reducing production costs. But feldspars are primarily added to glass batches for their alumina content, which improve hardness, durability, and resistance to chemical corrosion. The raw material for glass consists of silica sand, soda ash (sodium carbonate) and limestone (calcium carbonate). Feldspar adds certain qualities to the process. Alumina provides hardness, workability, and strength, and makes glass more resistant to chemicals and more suitable for pressing. Fluxes reduce the melting temperature so that less energy is used and decrease the amount of soda ash needed. Feldspars are used in the production of flat glass (windows, car glass…) but also container glass. They provide us with a clear view for our television and computer screens, car headlamps, fluorescent tubes, perfume bottles, soda bottles, pharmaceutical or laboratory glass.[/item] Paints : Feldspar is used as a filler in paints & coatings industry. Feldspars are also used as fillers and extenders in applications such as paints, plastics and rubber. Beneficial properties of feldspars include good dispersability, chemical inertness, stable pH, high resistance to abrasion, low viscosity at high filler loading, interesting refractive index and resistance to frosting. The products used in such applications are generally fine-milled grades. Enamel frits and glazes: Feldspar enters in the enamel composition, assuring the absence of defects and the neatness of the end product: enamel frits, ceramic glazes, ceramic tile glazes, sanitaryware, tableware, electrical porcelain and giftware to name just a few. Other uses: in plastics & rubber industries as a filler, in mild abrasives, urethane, welding electrodes (production of steel), latex foam, as a welding rod coating , road aggregate… China Clay Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/china-clay-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/china-clay-powder.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 China Clay is a hydrated Aluminium silicate, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. Rocks that are rich in Kaolinite are known as kaolin or china clay. Kaolinite has a low shrinkswell capacity and it is a soft, earthy, usually white mineral, produced by the chemical weathering of aluminium silicate minerals like feldspar. In many parts of the world, it is colored pink-orange-red by iron oxide, giving it a distinct rust hue. Lighter concentrations yield white, yellow or light orange colors. Commercial grades of kaolin are supplied and transported as dry powder, semi-dry noodle or as liquid slurry. The largest use is in the production of paper, including ensuring the gloss on some grades of paper. It is also used in paint, rubber, detergents & textile industries.   China Clay / Kaolin is used (or was used in the past): In ceramics (it is generally the main component in porcelain) In toothpaste As a light diffusing material in white incandescent light bulbs In cosmetics As paint to extend titanium dioxide (TiO2) and modify gloss levels For its semi-reinforcing properties in rubber In adhesives to modify rheology In the production of common smoking pipes in Europe and Asia In organic farming, as a spray applied to crops to deter insect damage, and in the case of apples, to prevent sun scald As whitewash in traditional stone masonry homes in Nepal (the most common method is to paint the upper part with white kaolin clay and the middle with red clay; the red clay may extend to the bottom, or the bottom may be painted black)  As a filler in Edison Diamond Discs  As an indicator in radiological dating since kaolinite can contain very small traces of uranium and thoriumTo soothe an upset stomach, similar to the way parrots (and later, humans) in South America originally used it[18] (more recently, industrially-produced Kaolinite preparations were common for treatment of diarrheaFor facial masks or soap As adsorbents in water and wastewater treatment.Industrial Applications :               China Clay is the heart of several Industries like paper, potteries, tiles, ceramics,glass & paints.                   Paints :It is used in various paints like distempers, cement primer, wood primer, texture paint, spray plaster, putties, fillers & undercoats.            Plastic: It is used as a filler in combination with others to impart strength & smoothness in plastic Industry.            Paper : It is used in variety of papers, cardboards, hard boards and others.            Electrical Industry: It is used for Electrical insulation, High voltage insulation components, electrical wires, EPDN rubber and others.  Red Oxide Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/red-oxide-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/red-oxide-powder.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Red oxide is chemically called iron oxide Red . Its molecular formulas is Fe2O3. It is red in color and Lusterless. Red Oxide powder is most widely occurring in nature. It is the basic mineral for steel plant. Red Oxide has tremendous application in building, construction, paint and many other industries. In India, good quality with high percentage of iron oxide is available in several regions. For paint, Ceramic, and building materials shade and tone of Red Oxide is important. The best shade is of course PG Red Oxide from Iran. Red Oxide is known for its corrosion protection, inertness to alkali and chemicals. Durability of paint made with Red Oxide is very well known.   Industrial Applications: Paints : Single largest paint used in paint industry. Used in every type of paint, primer, undercoat & powder coating etc. Tiles & Ceramic Industry : Natural Red Oxide is used as a pigment in tiles, floor tiles, flooring products, ceramics, pottery and others. It is most commonly used with cement for flooring with red color. Plastic & Rubber Industry : Red Oxide & Synthetic Red Oxide are used in Plastic & Rubber industry for coloring. Mica Flakes http://www.akjminchem.co.in/mica-flakes.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/mica-flakes.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Mica is chemically a Potassium Aluminium silicate with a chemical formula [SiO2, Al2O3, K2O, Fe2O3, MgO, CaO, Hg2O] . It is described as faster dispersion, weather resistant, high degree insulation and aberration resistant. Mica is a dry sultry powder chemically inert, immune to climatic variations, non toxic, tough and water proof with excellent anti sticking property. Mica is highly responsive to the action of light, heat, and electrical energy. India is the single largest source of mica in the world. The British Geological Survey reported that as of 2005, Koderma district in Jharkhand state in India had the largest deposits of mica in the world. China was the top producer of mica with almost a third of the global share, closely followed by the US, South Korea and Canada. Muscovite Mica is the best variety available from Rajasthan. India is the single largest source of mica in the world. The British Geological Survey reported that as of 2005, Koderma district in Jharkhand state in India had the largest deposits of mica in the world. China was the top producer of mica with almost a third of the global share, closely followed by the US, South Korea and Canada. Muscovite Mica is the best variety available from Rajasthan. Mica is also used as an insulator in concrete block, home attics, and can be poured into walls (usually in retrofitting uninsulated open top walls). Mica may also be used as a soil conditioner, especially in potting soil mixes and in gardening plots. Greases used for axles are composed of a compound of fatty oils to which mica, tar or graphite is added to increase the durability of the grease and give it a better surface. Industrial   Applications : Pearl pigment: Pigment are coated with mica to make pearl pigments. Paper Industry : For making wall paper and coated paper. Paint Industry : To make good anti corrosive paint, primer, under coat, water based paints exterior coating, chemical resistant coating etc. Used in marine paints and aluminium paints. In the paint industry, ground mica is used as a pigment extender that also facilitates suspension, reduces chalking, prevents shrinking and shearing of the paint film, increases resistance of the paint film to water penetration and weathering, and brightens the tone of colored pigments. Mica also promotes paint adhesion in aqueous and oleoresinous formulations. Plastic Industry : Used in plastic Industry as a filler an mica improves electrical and thermal resistance and boost in insulation properties. Mica has innumerable uses in many industries like fire extinguishers, oil drilling, construction chemical, building material, lubricants, adhesives, and foundries. The plastics industry used dry-ground mica as an extender and filler, especially in parts for automobiles as lightweight insulation to suppress sound and vibration. Mica is used in plastic automobile fascia and fenders as a reinforcing material, providing improved mechanical properties and increased dimensional stability, stiffness, and strength. Mica-reinforced plastics also have high-heat dimensional stability, reduced warpage, and the best surface properties of any filled plastic composite. Well-drilling Industry : Ground mica is used in the well-drilling industry as an additive to drilling fluids. The coarsely ground mica flakes help prevent the loss of circulation by sealing porous sections of the drill hole. Rubber Industry :  The rubber industry used ground mica as an inert filler and mold release compound in the manufacture of molded rubber products, such as tires and roofing. The platy texture acts as an antiblocking, antisticking agent. As a rubber additive, mica reduces gas permeation and improves resiliency. Silica Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/silica-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/silica-powder.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of one part silicon and two parts oxygen. It is silicon dioxide (SiO2). It is the most abundant mineral found at Earth's surface and its unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances. Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust. It is made up of a lattice of silica (SiO2) tetrahedra. Quartz goes by an array of different names. The most important distinction between types of quartz is that of macrocrystalline (individual crystals visible to the unaided eye) and the microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline varieties (aggregates of crystals visible only under high magnification). Its usefulness can be linked to its physical and chemical properties. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs' Scale which makes it very durable. It is chemically inert in contact with most substances. It has electrical properties and heat resistance that make it valuable in electronic products. Its luster, color and diaphaneity make it useful as a gemstone and also in the making of glass. Industrial   Applications : Glass Making : High purity silica sand (Quartz sand)is used in the glassmaking industry. Quartz sand is used in the production of container glass, flat plate glass, specialty glass and fiberglass. Abrasive Material : Quartz is an excellent abrasive material. Quartz sands and finely ground silica sand are used for sand blasting, scouring cleansers, grinding media, and grit for sanding and sawing. Foundry Sand : Quartz is very resistant to both chemicals and heat. With a melting temperature higher than most metals it can be used for the molds and cores of common foundry work. Refractory brick are often made of quartz sand because of its high heat resistance. Quartz sand is also used as a flux in the smelting of metals. Petroleum Industry : Quartz sand has a high resistance to being crushed. In the petroleum industry sand slurries are forced down oil and gas wells under very high pressures in a process known as hydraulic fracturing. This high pressure fractures the reservoir rocks and the sandy slurry injects into the fractures. The durable sand grains hold the fractures open after the pressure is released. These open fractures facilitate the flow of natural gas into the well bore.    Many Other Quartz 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 fields, children's sand boxes and beaches. Garnet http://www.akjminchem.co.in/garnet.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/garnet.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Garnet is the name used for a large group of rock-forming minerals. These minerals share a common crystal structure and a generalized chemical composition of X3Y2(SiO4)3. In that composition, "X" can be Ca, Mg, Fe2+ or Mn2+, and "Y" can be Al, Fe3+, Mn3+, V3+ or Cr3+.These minerals are found throughout the world in metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Most garnet found near Earth's surface forms when a sedimentary rock with a high aluminum content, such as shale, is subjected to heat and pressure intense enough to produce schist or gneiss. Garnet is also found in the rocks of contact metamorphism, subsurface magma chambers, lava flows, deep-source volcanic eruptions, and the soils and sediments formed when garnet-bearing rocks are weathered and eroded.Most people associate the word "garnet" with a red gemstone; however, they are often surprised to learn that garnet occurs in many other colors and has many other uses. In the United States, the major industrial uses of garnet in 2012 were waterjet cutting (35%), abrasive blasting media (30%), water filtration granules (20%), and abrasive powders (10%).   Application Of Garnet :They are used in waterjet cutting, "sand" blasting, sandpaper, water filtration, and a number of other uses. Almandine is the hardest garnet and also the most abundant. It is the garnet of choice for most abrasive applications. Garnet Sand For Sand Blasting : In the process of surface preparation, Super Garnet is blasted on to the surface of the steel with the use of high pressure compressed air. This process creates a profile, which in turn helps in extending the life of the coating. Super Garnet is the prescribed abrasive for oil companies, petrochemical tankworks, offshore platforms, pipelines, heavy equipment repair, industrial parts cleaning and ship building companies. Garnet Sand For Water Jet Cutting : It is one of the latest and fast growing cutting technologies employed by steel companies to cut metals accurately and precisely. Owing to its faster productivity, non-heat generating advantages and lower cost, it is popular in the USA and Europe. Super Garnet is the only abrasive that can be used in waterjet cutting machines, widely used in cutting of marble, granite, artificial stones, concrete, aluminum, titanium, high strength steel and steel bridge decking, automotive glass, textiles, corrugated box board, plastic laminates, aerospace composites, etc., Garnet For Abrasive : Garnet granules are also used in abrasive blasting (commonly known as "sand blasting"). In these processes, a tool propels a stream of abrasive granules (also known as "media") against a surface using a highly pressurized fluid (usually air or water) as a propellant. Abrasive blasting is done in order to smooth, clean, or remove oxidation products from metals, brick, stone, and other materials. It is usually much faster than sanding by hand or with a sanding machine. It can clean small and intricate surfaces that other cleaning methods would miss. Abrasives of various hardnesses can be used to clean a surface of greater hardness, without damaging the surface. it is used in high-quality coated and bonded abrasives such as abrasive papers, clothes, wheels, etc., Garnet Powder For Polish : Garnet should be used to Coarse polishing. Micronised form of Super Garnet is used for polishing glass face plates of televisions, computer monitors and optical glasses. Polishing and Precision Finishing of high pressure valves and for artistic engraving or matting of surfaces such as glass, marble, granite, etc. Garment Sand For Water Treatment/water Filtration : Because Of Its Unique Grain Structure, Our Product Is Also Used As A Filtering Media In Water Treatment Facilities. Garnet As Gemstone : Garnet has been used as a gemstone for over 5000 years. It has been found in the jewelry of many Egyptian burials and was the most popular gemstone of Ancient Rome. It is a beautiful gem that is usually sold without treatment of any kind. It is also durable and common enough that it can be used in jewelry at a relatively low cost. For stone washing of denim fabrics, Super Garnet provides only fading of dye without damaging the cloth or stitching. Used in Industrial Flooring for its anti-skid properties. Super Garnet also finds wide-ranging applications in several industries which has a preferential acceptance. Calcium Oxide Powder http://www.akjminchem.co.in/calcium-oxide-powder.htm http://www.akjminchem.co.in/calcium-oxide-powder.htm Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0530 Calcium Oxide (Quicklime powder) is Odourless, hard, white or off-white masses or granules, or white to off-white powder.It is manufactured by processing the crushed limestone / Calcium carbonate at a high temperature burning procedure which results into highest purity and quality Quicklime / calcium oxide (CaO).Uses of Calcium Oxide / Quicklime :Our finely grounded calcium oxide is most suitable for building material applications, road constructions enhancive, environmental protection, soil stabilization, animals feeding, Steel mill, gold mining, metallurgy, chemical industry and agriculture.Applications of Quicklime / Calcium Oxide : Construction industry Flue Gas Treatment Steel making Water & waste water treatment Paper, Pulp and PCC Glass manufacturing Agriculture Masonry & Mortars