Coloured quartz CM0.1-2.0 mm
Sidec coloured quartz CM0.1-2.0 consists of washed and fire-dried quartz from 0.1-2.0 mm. This gravel is not crushed, but has rolled over millions of years in a riverbed giving it its final rounded shape. To guarantee quality and to reduce the dust or excess as much as possible, the gravel is sieved very accurately. Moreover, the Sidec quartz is very pure and contains at least 98% SiO2. The relative hardness is 7 Mohs. Because the colour of the original 0.4-0.8 natural grain is mixed beige, a variegated coloured grain is generally obtained after colouring. To obtain a more uniform colour, the grain will have to be coated 2-3 times.
Sidec decorative gravel is coloured with various organic and/or inorganic pigments and then hot process coated with an epoxy or polyurethanesystem. This results in a very wear-resistant coloured granulate. The coloured gravel will be more or less resistant to UV light depending on the chosen pigments and/or resins. We recommend working with PU-coated gravel for quartz that is directly exposed to sunlight. We have added a list with a woolscale scale classification to the downloads, which will give you an idea of which colours are or are not resistant to UV light.
Sidec coloured quartz CM0.1-2.0 is a compact mortar composition that consists of different grain sizes that are first sieved separately and then combined in a specific ratio. This allows the sieve curve to be kept very constant over time.
Possibilities: Sidec decorative gravel can be used in all kinds of applications such as: various types of synthetic floors and walls, aquariums, decorative applications, etc.
Colours: The Sidec quartz CM0.1-2.0 can be produced in more than 4,000 different colours, and if desired, these can be mixed to offer countless mixing options.
- quartz SiO2 (min 98%)
- Grain size: 0.1-2.0 mm
- shape: naturally rounded corners
- type of coating: epoxy or polyurethane
- hardness: 7 Mohs
- 4,000 colours
- Residual moisture < 0.5%
- 25kg bags
- Big-bags 1000kg
- Big-bags 1500kg