CRYOLITE (Na3AlF6)

Cryolite is a mineral once identified on the western coast of Greenland. The large deposit at Lvigtût 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 Tetrafluoride (SAF).

Freebees Cryolite, due to its composition and very high quality, offers distinct performance advantages over other types of cryolite. Freebee produces Cryolite in various particle size distributions, and grain size can also be tailor-made according to customers’ requirements.

Description

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 specific grain sizes