#12 Silica Sand

#12 Silica Sand is a clean washed, kiln-dried sand free of deleterious organic matter, silt, and clay. #12 Silica Sand is white in color and has a uniform particle size, which helps prevent compaction. A common question is “Is Silica harmful?” Inhaling finely divided crystalline silica dust in significant quantities can lead to silicosis or (much more rarely) cancer, as the dust becomes lodged in the lungs and continuously irritates them (silica does not dissolve over time). This effect can be an occupational hazard for people working with sandblasting equipment, products that contain powdered silica, and so on. When using for sandblasting, proper protective equipment should be used to protect from the dust emitted.

 

#12 Silica Sand Cutsheet


PRODUCT USES:

#12 Silica Sand is excellent for use in soil.  This helps to aerate the soil.  Palm growers prefer this sand for its drainage. 

PRODUCT APPLICATION:

Use in soils mixes. Call A-1 Soils for assistance on your specific project.

PRODUCT ANALYSIS:

  • S.E. + 90

Sieve Analysis % Passing

  • #4 (4.75 mm) 100
  • #8 (2.36 mm) 99-100
  • #16 (1.18mm) 79-99
  • #30 (600um) 37-78
  • #50 (300um) 6-8
  • #100 (150um) 1-5
  • #200 (70um) 0-1

 

Specification data subject to change. Additional data available upon request.

Limitation of Warranties: Seller makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the materials; and all warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability and any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby excluded. 

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