SCR-Sibelco NV of Antwerp at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair

SCR-Sibelco NV

Planting en Moretuslei 1A, 2018 Antwerp
Belgium

Hall map

K 2019 hall map (Hall 7a): stand C40

Fairground map

K 2019 fairground map: Hall 7a

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.009  Aluminium trihydrate

Aluminium trihydrate

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.014  Antiblocking agents

Antiblocking agents

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.028  Fire protection agents

Fire protection agents

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.045  Extender

Extender

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.005  Barium sulfate (barytes, blanc fixe)

Barium sulfate (barytes, blanc fixe)

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.008  Cristobalite

Cristobalite

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.016  Kaolin

Kaolin

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.025  Nepheline

Nepheline

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.027  Fused silica

Fused silica

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.028  Quartz gravel, sand, flour

Quartz gravel, sand, flour

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.030  Mineral fillers

Mineral fillers

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.035  Talc

Talc

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.11  Fillers
  • 01.11.036  Wollastonite

Wollastonite

Our products

Product category: Mineral fillers

Mineral sands

Ilmenite, rutile and zircon are the three heavy minerals mined from the sand mines at Sibelco’s North Stradbroke Island Operation in Queensland, Australia. The heavy minerals extracted account for 1% of the total sand. The remaining 99% is used in post mining rehabilitation.

Ilmenite
Ilmenite is blended and processed to create titanium dioxide, a high quality white pigment which is ultraviolet (UV), water and chemically resistant while also being non-toxic.

More than half of all titanium dioxide pigment is used in the production of paints (household, industrial and automotive etc.) as it reflects the sun’s harmful UV rays and protects paint from peeling. Titanium dioxide is also an important ingredient in the manufacturing of sunscreen, cosmetics, plastics, ink, paper, toothpaste and some foods such as flour and icing sugar to improve their brightness.

Rutile
Rutile is used in three major applications: titanium dioxide pigment, flux core welding wire and titanium metal production.

Rutile, when processed into titanium dioxide pigment, can be used in the same products as ilmenite. Rutile is sometimes the preferred source for titanium dioxide pigment as it provides the most efficient product with the least waste in manufacture.

Flux core welding wire is the preferred welding consumable for pressure vessels, petrochemical piping, and heavy-equipment manufacturing, as flux core wire stabilises the electric arc ensuring a superior joint.

Rutile can also be converted into titanium sponge, which is then processed into titanium metal. Titanium metal’s unique properties include its high strength-to-weight ratio, high melting point and resistance to corrosion. This makes rutile a preferred metal in the aerospace industry for manufacturing aircraft frames and jet engines. It is also commonly used to produce top quality sporting equipment, pacemakers, artificial limbs, surgical equipment, spectacle frames and watches. When Titanium metal is mixed with other metals such as iron, manganese and aluminium, it forms alloys which are both temperature and corrosion resistant meaning they have a wide array of uses in difficult environments.

Zircon
More than 50% of all zircon is used in the ceramics industry due to zircon’s ability to impart opacity, (whiteness and brightness) and to create glazes on products such as tiles, sanitary-ware (baths, sinks and toilets) and crockery. Zircon is a hard and tough material as it maintains its physical and chemical composition when subjected to high temperatures and corrosive environments. It is an extremely good foundry and refractory material, used in refractory bricks, especially in furnaces for steel and glass making.

Zircon is used :

  • to block X-ray emissions in cathode ray tubes (CRT) found in computers and television monitors.
  • to produce biomedical devices such as hip and knee replacements, rechargeable light weight batteries, television screens, fuses and toothpaste.
  • as a foundry sand for specialist investment casting or high-precision casting.
Zircon alloy is used as the housing for fuel rods in nuclear power stations, due to its low thermal neutron absorption.

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About us

Company details

Sibelco is a global material solutions company. We utilise nature’s raw materials to provide solutions for society and support the cradle-to-cradle loop. From drinking water sanitation to solar technology, every day our materials work as essential components in the progress of society.
Sibelco was founded in 1872, initially supplying silica sand from deposits in Flanders to Belgium’s major glass producers. Our association with the clay industry stretches back even further, with our UK operations producing world-renowned ball clay in the south west of England for over 300 years. Today, Sibelco is still a privately owned & family business, operating 195 production sites in more than 30 countries with a team of over 10,000 people. Our shareholders, united for more than 140 years, provide stability and a long term view on our business.

The safety of our employees, visitors and contractors is, of course, our priority. We put great effort into achieving both zero workplace injuries and caring for the wellness of our employees.

We take pride in working closely with our customers and gaining intimate knowledge of their needs and processes; drawing on our global resources and expertise to deliver solutions and real value for all end users of our products. Our business is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a growing population and supporting the progress of modern life today and tomorrow.

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