About Silica Sand

Silica Sand is a fundamental component used widely in today's world, made up of two main elements: silica and oxygen.

 

Perpetual's focus is on the global glass and the foundry sand industries which are the two largest and highest growing markets using silica. 

The main use of silica sand remains as an important ingredient in the creation of industrial concrete as it makes up the the bulk of concrete production throughout the world.

Relative Size of End Markets

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Other

4%

Abrasives

5%

Filtration

10%

Hydraulic Fracturing

18%

Foundry

26%

Glass Industry 37%

Source: IMARC Group, Report Title: “Asia Pacific Silica Sand Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026”, Report Date: February 2021

The many uses of silica sand include:

Glass 

  • Architectural ​

  • PV solar cell glass covers

  • Smartphones and tablets

  • Automotive

  • Fiberglass

  • Container Packaging

Building

  • Quartz surfaces​

  • Roofing shingles

  • Paint and coatings

  • Filtration and water production

Foundry Sand

  • Automotive and Manufacturing​

Ceramics

Chemical production

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