Cryolite

Cryolite (Na3AlF6) is a mineral once identified on the western coast of Greenland. The large deposit at Ivigtût was depleted by 1987. Cryolite is also known as sodium aluminium fluoride, potassium cryolite, secondary cryolite and bath cryolite, and has similar qualities to Sodium Aluminium Tertrafluoride (SAF).

Usage

  • Used as a fluxing agent in the smelting or electrolytic production of aluminium
  • Used for lowering the melting point of alumina making electrolysis work at lower temperatures
  • Used in the production of abrasives, enamel, glazing frits and glass, soldering agents, welding agents, blasting and pyrotechnics

Benefits

  • Cryolite lowers the melting point of alumina
  • The use of cryolite makes the smelting process cheaper and more cost effective
  • Freebee cryolite comes in different qualities and grain sizes

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