Soda feldspar, also called Albite, a kind of feldspar, is a common feldspar mineral, aluminum silicate of sodium, the appearance of glassy crystal, color including colorless, white, yellow, red, black, generally white or off-white. Albite is a sodium mineral in plagioclase solid solution series, with a triclinoid structure, and it exists in many rocks, among which it is most common in pegmatite and granite.
Albite can be widely used in industrial fields. In the ceramic industry, albite feldspar can be used as flux and ceramic body ingredients, mainly used in the field of low-temperature ceramic firing, which can reduce fuel consumption, reduce the water absorption rate of the body, improve the mechanical strength of the body, etc., and can also be used as a ceramic used in glazes; albite can form brittle glassy crystals, and can also be used as a flux to make glass, enamel, etc.; soda feldspar can also be used as a raw material for sodium element in the field of fertilizer production. Among them, ceramics is the main downstream market of albite, accounting for about 32% of the demand.
In nature, soda feldspar exists in the form of minerals. In addition to being the most common in pegmatites and granites, it is also distributed in low-grade metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks. China’s albite reserves are relatively rich, and mineral resources are widely distributed in Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Henan, Shaanxi, Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and other places.
There are a large number of albite enterprises in China, and private enterprises occupy a dominant position. Most of them are small in scale, backward in mining and processing technology, mining the rich and abandoning the poor, and waste of resources are serious, resulting in a continuous decline in the grade of albite minerals in my country. China’s environmental protection policy is becoming increasingly stringent, the country’s attention to the reasonable utilization of non-renewable resources is constantly increasing, the structure of the albite industry has begun to be continuously adjusted and optimized, backward production capacity has been gradually withdrawn, the industry’s large-scale development has become a trend, and the development space of small and medium-sized enterprises is shrinking.
Ceramics and glass are the main downstream application markets of albite. Under the background of transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry and high-end market demand, the product structure of China’s ceramics and glass industry has been continuously optimized. High-quality albite has become a market demand trend. Small and medium-sized albite Stone enterprises do not have the production capacity of high-quality products and will gradually withdraw from the market in the future. This is another important factor driving the large-scale development of China’s soda feldspar industry. In general, the concentration of albite industry in China will continue to increase in the future.
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