silica sand problems??!!

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Posted by Lyle Landstrom on January 31, 19100 at 19:50:58:

While visiting a major foundry supplier in Minneapolis I was informed that they no longer carry silica sand because of potential silicosis lawsuits. I guess this supplier had been sued before over asbestos.

Has anyone heard of this? It's funny as I was able to buy petrobond binder which contains silica from them. I didn't go to any other supplier to see what the scoop was as all I went there for was the petrobond.

This could be a big deal as silica sand is used for everything from refractory to investments. It's way cheaper than other sands such as olivine.


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