Ilmenite is the primary ore of titanium, a metal needed to make a variety of high-performance alloys.
Ilmenite is the primary ore of titanium, a metal needed to make a variety of high-performance alloys. In the mineral sands industry, supply of titanium feedstocks is primary which is predominantly used for the manufacture of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment used for the production of titanium metal and welding electrode fluxes.
Ilmenite is a titanium mineral used as feedstocks to produce titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment, which accounts for around 90% of global titanium feedstock consumption. TiO2 pigment is in turn used in the manufacture of paints and other coatings, plastics and paper as well as a number of other applications, including cosmetics, food additives, ceramics and textiles. TiO2 pigment is favoured in many such applications for its brilliant whiteness, ultra violet protection, non-toxicity, inertness, and its 'covering power', which results from its superior ability to disperse light as a result of its high refractive index.
Ilmenite has been one of the key minerals for RESCOM focus on Paint Sector. RESCOM has been in the Ilmenite for the past fifteen years and participated in the supply tenders to ensure quality Ilmenite, based upon its end use. RESCOM sources ilmenite from India, Sri Lanka while its demand regions are China and Middle East.
Garnet has very low free silica and hence does not cause dust and silicosis in its industrial applications unlike silica sand or quartzite. Garnet is non-toxic, inert and hence environment (eco) friendly.
Garnet has very low free silica and hence does not cause dust and silicosis in its industrial applications unlike silica sand or quartzite. Garnet is non-toxic, inert and hence environment (eco) friendly. Garnet's unique grain hardness / toughness guarantees efficiency in blasting and reduces the break-down percentage on impact. About 65% of garnet can be recovered and recycled twice or thrice.
Garnet is well suited for abrasive blasting / surface cleaning in fields like shipyards, petrochemical industry, building industry, non-ferrous surfaces etc. Water (Abrasive) jet cutting is more prevalent in North America and Europe where fine grade garnet is injected in a stream of high velocity of water to cut marbles, granites, high strength steel, aero-space & automotive glass.