Industrial Ceramic Sand
Keep your ceramic products intact with Pontotoc’s high quality industrial ceramic sand.
Industrial ceramic sand that is clean and ready to use immediately
Unlike many sand suppliers that deliver their products straight from the mine and polluted with contaminants, which forces you to take the time to clean them out. Pontotoc uses a detailed cleansing process that allows our sand to be available as soon as it arrives on your job site. Our facilities are designed for swift turnarounds, the loading process is done in as little as 7 minutes. This efficient turnaround ensures that your driver won’t have to leave their truck while at our facilities.
At Pontotoc, quality control is one of our highest priorities. Our sand is tested by our staff every hour during operations to ensure that our products remain at the proper specifications.
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Ceramics is one of the oldest manufacturing practices in history, dating as far back as 20,000 years. Even today, ceramics is a frequently practiced manufacturing technique and the process remains the same. Clay is molded into its desired shape and exposed to high temperatures until it solidifies.
But how do you keep the clay from breaking and cracking in the furnace due to thermal expansion? Using silica or commercial grade medium sand you can help protect your products from high thermal temperature exposure during the ceramic process Pontotoc has the right industrial ceramic sand for you to prevent your ceramic products from fracturing during production.
Silica sand is a critical component in the construction and glazing of ceramics. Silica serves as the backbone of your ceramic products. Our industrial ceramic sand has a naturally high melting point and is applied during the molding process, meaning your ceramic materials won’t break or crack while in the furnace. Sand also helps keep the shape of your mold, which helps prevent shrinkage and expansion, leading to a more consistent product and efficient production.
Industrial ceramic sand will help keep the structural integrity of your products after manufacturing, this will ensure the appearance and strength of your products remain intact after leaving your factory. Thousands of everyday items are made through ceramics. Including:
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By focusing on the purity of the sand, Pontotoc offers a high quality industrial ceramic sand. Pontotoc industrial sand is mined from the Permian layer and originates from formations in St. Petersburg and Oil Creek, which are well known for their purity and strength.
We understand that the modern world depends on sand to be durable and long lasting. From the roads you drive on to the buildings you live and work in, sand provides the foundation for the modern world. At Pontotoc, we take great strides to ensure that our high quality sand is ready the moment you pick it up. If your ceramics process requires high quality industrial ceramic sand, call Pontotoc today.
While it’s true that all sand contains some silica, it’s the total amount that separates silica sand from regular sand. To be considered silica sand, the material must contain at least 95% SiO2 (the chemical compound for silica). Silica sand will have a white hue while regular sand can take on a variety of colors. It’s stronger, has a higher purity, and can withstand higher temperatures which makes it a great option for use in ceramics.
Contact Pontotoc Sand & Stone today to see how we can best handle your industrial ceramic sand needs.
Safety is a top priority at Pontotoc. We take every precaution to protect the surrounding environment. Our industrial sand procedures follow the strictest safety practices and regulations. Our operations are geared towards recycling the water that we use to limit our impact on the environment. We strive to protect the safety of our employees, customers, and the environment.