De Zate 1 - BE-2480 Dessel
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Other applications
In addition to the main industrial applications like glass, ceramics, chemistry, … quartz is also used in a lot of other applications:

  Braking sand for trams and trains: in the event of sudden braking, dried silica sand flows
   from a hopper between the wheels and the rails to prevent skidding.

  Blasting sand is used to remove rust from steel constructions or to clean buildings.

  Sibelco innovates and improves filtration aids (Filtrasil®) for mechanical filtering
   of liquids like beer, wine, vegetable oils, water glass, …

  Sand for bird cages and aquaria.

  The good drainage capacity of round and uniform sand is also used in offshore oil extraction.
We are also approved for GMP applications (animal feed)