Silica sand and other raw materials are batched together and exposed to high temperatures in a furnace where they become molten.
Silica sand that is clean, sorted, and ready for immediate use.
Why You Should Consider Pontotoc To Supply Your Quartz Sand for Glass Making
While many suppliers deliver their sand straight from the mine, dirty and polluted with contaminants, Pontotoc uses a detailed purification process that allows our sand to be available as soon as it arrives on your job site. We designed our facilities for rapid turnarounds and can complete the loading process in as little as seven minutes. Our efficient turnaround means that your driver doesn’t have to leave their truck while at our facilities.
Pontotoc takes quality control seriously. Our staff tests our sand every hour to ensure that our products are at the proper specifications, ensuring that our sand remains at the highest quality.
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Silica Sand for the Glass Industry
Pontotoc is well suited to provide you with the high-quality silica sand you need for your next job. Give us a call today and witness the Pontotoc difference for yourself.
What Type of Sand Is Used To Make Glass?
Silica sand is the main component when producing primary and specialty glass. Possessing a high level of Silicon Dioxide (SiO2), silica sand plays a key role in determining glass’s color, strength, and clarity. Sand must be 98% silica to be considered pure, making silica sand a highly sought commodity among glass manufacturers. Silica sand possesses a high melting point, is durable, and its chemical inertia makes it an applicable product in a wide variety of industries.
Process of Making Glass From Sand
The process of making glass from sand is done in multiple stages and can slightly vary depending on what kind of glass you are creating. Primarily, the manufacturing process follows these steps:
You Can Depend on Pontotoc Sand
Safety is a top priority at Pontotoc. We take every precaution to protect the surrounding environment, and our procedures follow the strictest safety practices and regulations. Our operations are geared towards recycling the water to limit our impact on the environment. The Pontotoc goal is to protect the safety of our employees, customers, and the environment.