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Amazing! Various Applications of Quartz You May Not Know

Sep. 02, 2021

Quartz, a widely distributed mineral of many kinds, consisting mainly of silica or silicon dioxide (SiO 2 ). Small amounts of impurities may be present, such as lithium, sodium, potassium and titanium. Quartz has been of interest since very early times.

Quartz sand has many different uses in industry and commerce, from golf courses to glass production. Quartz sand is a widely used commercial and consumer product throughout North America.

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Building Materials

Quartz sand (often referred to as industrial sand when used for this purpose) is an important structural component of many building products. Flooring, mortar, concrete, roofing shingles, asphalt and other industrial materials all use silica to improve durability and structural integrity. Because of its resistance to weathering, abrasion and corrosion, silica is often used as a caulking or sealing agent. 


Quartz is Piezoelectric: when a crystal is subjected to pressure or tension, the crystal develops a positive and negative charge on alternating prismatic edges. The charge is proportional to the change in pressure. Due to their piezoelectric properties, quartz plates are used as pressure gauges, e.g. depth gauges. Various fused quartz containers have important laboratory applications and quartz fibres are used in extremely sensitive weighing equipment.

Quartz clocks

Just as compression and tension produce opposite electrical charges, alternating opposite charges lead to alternating expansion and contraction. Quartz crystals with defined orientation and dimensions have very high intrinsic frequencies of expansion and contraction (i.e. vibration) measured in millions of vibrations per second. Correctly cut quartz plates are used for frequency control in radios, televisions and other electronic communication devices as well as crystal-controlled clocks and watches.


Glass production

Quartz is one of the main components of glass production . You have no doubt seen beautiful glass in different colours. In fact, silica is the main component of standard glass products, from windows to beer bottles. The purity of the quartz sand used plays an important role in determining the colour, strength and transparency of the final product. In WANCHENG, we offer high-quality and different purity of quartz.

Sports fields

Quartz sand is used in bunkers and greens on golf courses, as well as in natural and synthetic playing fields. It is also used to maintain greens and fairways due to its ability to support drainage and natural plant growth. For turf pitches, quartz sand is used as the main structural component of the original filter media.


Silicon dioxide is an important component in the construction and glazing of all types of ceramics, including tableware, floor and wall tiles. As the structural backbone of ceramic products, quartz helps regulate expansion and contraction, ensures proper drying of the ceramic and improves the overall durability of the ceramic product.

Quartz is found in nature in different purity levels and is traded in different qualities for different industrial applications. It can be used in high value-added applications such as silicon metal wafers, optical glass or photovoltaic panels, as well as in more general applications such as foundry sand for metal castings or as a filler in adhesives and grouts. Contact here to wholesale quartz, we also have various colorful mica for sale. You won't regret to visit us.

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