Red Iron Oxide, natural and synthetic is Hematite with the composition of Iron Oxide, Iron, clay and sandy impurities.
|Hematite||Fe2O3||5.5 – 6||Red||4.9 – 5.3|
Properties & uses
Hematite is commonly used in primer paint since its high density, fairly large particle size, and low oil absorption allow heavy loading; in addition, it provides some protection against corrosion [industrial maintenance finishes for railroad equipment, bridge paints, etc.]
Finely ground Hematite is used because of its abrasiveness [jeweler’s rouge; ophthalmic polishing] and its high SG [weighting agent in drilling muds; high-density aggregates].
Quality & specifications
API: SG > 5 and -200 Mesh
Grades we offer
We offer API grade for the oil drilling industry. For further details on grades available and offers please contact us.