Carbo Ceramics manufacturers a world class, U.S. manufactured solution for both silica sand and specialty sand replacement. Known for its industry leading quality and performance, Carbo's ceramic media replaces natural sands with a high performance, long lasting material. Benefits include:
- Extremely long life
- Reduced thermal expansion (prevents veining)
- Truly round shape reduces binder requirements
- Extreme environmental compliance - non-silica formulary completely eliminates silica exposure issues
Carbo's product shape allows for a significant reduction of binding agent required because you are not wasting product on coating fines. At the same time, mold permeability is significantly enhanced.
A piece of the payback is reduced binder.
Grain distribution control is a primary factor in this material. The product is not cheap, but you are also not paying a dime for any unwanted size particle. Carbo is known for well controlled, tight material distribution. Additionally, since it hardly wears like natural minerals, the size and shape you buy are the size and shape you retain.