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Tripoli Powder, American (SiO2) from READE PDF Print E-mail

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  • Synonyms- American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2)

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  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Designations:

Chemical Name: Silicon dioxide

Chemical Formula: SiO2

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) General Description:

1) A free-flowing non-metallic powder, odorless, cream and rose colored, and insoluble in water. Cream Tripoli is a softer material than Rose Tripoli.

2) Grades Available from READE:

  1. Once Ground, Double Ground
  2. Air Float
  3. Seneca Cream Premium
  4. Seneca Rose Premium
  5. Seneca Cream 45 (C-45)
  6. Seneca Cream 30 (C-30)
  7. Seneca Rose 30 (R-30)
  8. Seneca Cream 15 (C-15)
  9. Seneca Rose 15 (R-15)
  10. Trifil 
     
  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Typical Chemistries Available:

Grade Name: Rose Tripoli: (SiO2= 94.03%, Al2O3= 2.34% Fe2O3= 0.83%)

Grade Name: Cream Tripoli: (SiO2= 98.33%, Al2O3= 0.71%, CaO= 0.24% and Fe2O3= 0.20%)

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Product Recommendation Chart:   

 

PRODUCT APPLICATION REQUIREMENT USES LOADING LEVEL*(%)

ONCE GROUND

High Cut (aggressive)
Metal Finishing
Chrome, aluminum and light stainless, pots, pans, bumpers and wheels
Varies
Typically 40-60
 

DOUBLE GROUND

Medium Cut (slight color)
Metal Finishing
Chrome, aluminum, stainless, pots, pans, faucets, bumpers, wheels, etc.
 
40-60
 

AIR FLOAT

Low Cut (higher color)
Metal Finishing
Fine polish, usually used after Once Ground or Double Ground
Lapidary
Polishing minerals and rocks
 
40-60

 
50-100

 

PREMIUM

R-45 & C-45

Light Cut (high color)

Very Light Cut (very high color)

Metal & Metal Substitute Finishing
Polish and finish, light soft metals, paints, plastics
40-60
 

R-30 & C-30

Extremely Light Cut (mirror color)
 
Metal Finishing
Very soft metals, aluminum, stainless, chrome, brass, paints such as picture frames, small ornament pieces, display metals, coins, etc.
 
40-60
 

R-15 & C-15

Least Cut (finest mirror color)
 
Plastics/Polymers
Used in polyolefin purging compounds.  Also used as a less abrasive, higher impact and flexural strength producing silica mineral in molded epoxy compounds
 
20-40

Trifil

Friction Agent
 
Friction Products
Scouring agent in blocks, pads and shoes
50-100

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Nominal Physical Constants:

Atomic Number

where applicable

Molecular Weight (g/mol.)

 

Bulk Density (lbs./ft3)

55

Specific Gravity

~2.15- 62

Specific Heat @25°C (cal/g-°C)

 

Melting Point (°C)

1640- 1707

Boiling Point (°C)

 

Surface Area (m2/g)

 

Thermal Conductivity @20°C (cal/s-cm-°C)

 

Mohs Hardness @20°C

 

pH

5.3- 7.0

L.O.I.

0.55- 1.85

Color

 

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Typical Applications:

Metal finishing, automotive friction products due to reformulation to non-asbestos products, lapidary, metal substitute finishing, plastics and polymers in polyolefin purging compounds

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Packaging Options:

50 and 100 lbs. (primary packaging) bags and 2,000 lbs. net bulk bags

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) TSCA (SARA Title III) Status:

Listed. For further information please call the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at +1.202.554.1404

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Chemical Abstract Service Number:

CAS# 1317-95-9

  • American Tripoli Abrasive Powder, (SiO2) Health & Safety Information:

Please visit the CDC National Occupational Exposure Survey for Tripoli Abrasive Powder at this External Link

  •  Note: This product page was updated on: 7 NOV 2010

 

 

 

 

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