The main component of fluorite is calcium fluoride. Because it contains the halogen element fluorine, fluorite is the main raw material for preparing fluorine-containing compounds. The melting point of fluorite is relatively low, about 1360°C. Due to this feature, fluorite has a wide range of uses and is mainly used in the following fields:
1. Fluorite is used in the metallurgical industry
Fluorite can be used as a flux and slagging agent for ironmaking, steelmaking, and ferroalloys, as well as a raw material for the production of artificial cryolite. Cryolite can be used as a flux in the production of electrolytic aluminum, as a brightener in the production of enamel, and as a sunscreen in the production of glass.
2, fluorite is used in the chemical industry
Fluorite is the main raw material for the production of anhydrous hydrofluoric acid by the sulfuric acid method and the basic raw material for fluorine chemicals (freon, fluoropolymer, fluorine-containing fine chemicals).
3. Fluorite is used in the cement and building materials industry
Fluorite can be used as a mineralizer for cement clinker production, which can significantly reduce the sintering temperature, is easy to burn, has a short firing time, and saves energy.
4. Fluorite is used in the glass industry
Fluorite can be used to produce emulsified glass, opaque glass, and colored glass as raw material. It can also reduce the temperature during glass melting, improve the melt, and accelerate the melting, thereby reducing fuel consumption and saving energy.
5. Fluorite is used in the ceramic industry
Fluorite is a flux and opacifier in the process of manufacturing ceramics and enamel, and it is also one of the indispensable ingredients for preparing glaze.
Because the ultrafine powder has a large specific surface area, high surface activity, and a fast chemical reaction rate, it can significantly reduce the sintering temperature, increase the sintering strength, and improve the polymer-based material's compatibility. Improve the characteristics of reinforcement and filling. The comprehensive utilization of fluorite is also inseparable from ultrafine crushing. Fluorite has a Mohs hardness of about 4, which is a non-metallic mineral that is relatively easy to crush. The main ultra-fine grinding equipment can choose ultra-fine roller mill and impact ultra-fine grinding. It can produce 5-45μm ultrafine fluorite powder to improve the economic efficiency of fluorite processing. If you want to know more details about the fluorite superfine crushing process and equipment, please consult Alpine Powder Technology.