Glass and Silica: The Dynamic Duo

Glass and Silica: The Dynamic Duo Our previous blogs have touched on the various uses of silica, including construction and semiconductors but how about another, not only major use but an extremely important one? I’m talking about the production of glass and how silica is a main contributor to its creation.  Let’s explore, how silica […]

Why We Need Silica

Why We Need Silica As a naturally occurring mineral found in materials such as sand, rock, concrete, and brick, Silica plays an important role in various industries, including construction, mining, and manufacturing.  Now if silica didn’t exist, many of these industries would have to find alternative materials to use in their products and processes. As […]

Silica in the Construction Industry

Silica in the Construction Industry Silica has been a vital material in the construction industry for centuries, and it continues to play a significant role in modern construction practices. It is utilised in a variety of construction materials, including concrete, mortar, and fibre cement siding, to enhance their strength, durability, and water resistance. In this […]

The Role of Silica in Soil Health

The Role of Silica in Soil Health Did you know that, after oxygen, silica is the most abundant element on Earth? Yes, silica is found everywhere, from the rocks beneath our feet to the sand on the beach. Be that as it may, what many individuals don’t understand is exactly the way in which significant […]

Semiconductors & Silica: A Perfect Match 

Semiconductors & Silica: A Perfect Match Semiconductors are the foundation of modern electronics, and silica plays a vital role in their manufacturing. Did you know that silica is in fact an essential material in the semiconductor industry? It is used as an insulator, passivation layer, and a dielectric material in the production of microchips and […]