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Fluorspar

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FLUORSPAR

Fluorspar is the most important and abundant fluoride mineral. It consists of calcium fluoride with a (theoretical) composition of 51.3% calcium and 48.7% fluorine.
Metalspar, which is mainly used in steel production, accounts for approximately 37-40% of total fluorspar production. Metalspar is used as a flux to lower the melting temperature and increase chemical reactivity, as well as to absorb and remove sulphur, phosphorus, carbon and other impurities in the slag.
Although steelmaking will always be an important market for metallurgical spar, the outlook for the steel market is moderate at best and is currently stagnating in Europe.
To be used as metallurgical spar, the CaF2 content needs to range between 80 and 95% (mostly 85-90% CaF2).

Currently available are metallurgical spar grades in the 1/8mm, 8/16mm and 16/24mm grading curves with a CaF2 content of 85-90% and cement spar with a CaF2 concentration of 30-50%.
Metallite accounts for approximately 37-40% of total fluorspar production. Its main use is in the production of steel and stainless steel. It is used as a flux to lower the melting temperature, increase chemical reactivity and remove impurities in the slag.

The material is sold directly from Keles Mining in Turkey.

FLUORSPAR
Fluorspar (CaF2) of metspar quality.
The material is sourced from the Keles Mining mine in Kaman, Central Anatolia.
The fluorspar is mined underground and enriched on site.
METALLURGICAL SPAR
For the main application, steel and cast iron production, where the aim is to reduce the melting point and viscosity of the slag, higher purities are not necessary. High iron contents are safe.
Fluorspar with a CaF2 content of more than 97% is used for the production of hydrofluoric acid.
Other grades are under development.
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BRANCHES

Metallurgical industry

Welding industry

Chemical industry

Cement industry

Building materials industry

Lithium acid cow production

Glass optics industry

Textile industry

BRANCHES

APPLICATIONS


Metallite accounts for about 37-40% of the total fluorspar production.

Its main application is in steel and stainless steel production.

There it is used as a flux to lower the melting temperature, increase chemical reactivity and remove impurities in the slag.

APPLICATIONS

FEATURES


Although CaF2 is corrosive and toxic, it has no negative side effects in small doses

Transmits UV light

Melting temperature lowering in metals

SPECIAL FEATURES

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS


Chemical parameters (average values)



CaF2 85-93% (Metallurgical grade)

SiO2 7,5-10%

AlO2 0,5-0,6%

CaCo3 0,6-0,75%

Fe2O3 0,01-0,03%

S 0,02%

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Characteristics Units/Remark

Specific bulk density: 3.18 g/cm³

Bulk density: 3.3 kg/m³

CaF2: 55-93%

Colors: predominantly violet

MOHS Hardness: 4-5

Standard grain sizes: 1/8mm, 8/16mm, 16/30mm

Packaging: loose, big bag

Reach: not subject to registration

CAS No.: 7789-75-5

Hazardous material: No

All information provided herein is for general and non-binding information purposes only and is not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. It does not constitute a general warranty of product characteristics.
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