Red oxide powder is most widely distributed in nature. It is the basic mineral for steel plant. Red oxide has tremendous application in building, construction, paint and many other trades. In India red oxide is mined in several regions and very good quality with high percentage of iron oxide is available in Bellary (Karnataka). For paint ceramic and building materials shade and tone of red oxide is important. The best shade is of course PG Red Oxide from Iran.
- Fe203: 90.02%
- Si02: 5.02%
- CaO: 0.22%
- Sp.gravity: 2.65
- Oil absorption value: l5-20ml/100 gm
- Refractive index: 1.55
- Loss on ignition: 0.3%
- pH of 10% aqueous solution: 8
Industrial Applications :
Paints: Single largest pigment used in paint industry, used in every type of paint, primer, powder, coating etc.
Tiles & Ceramic Industry: Natural red oxide is the first preference as pigment in tiles, floor tiles, flooring products, ceramics, pottery and others, it is commonly used with cement for flooring with red colour.
Plastic And Rubber Industry: Use natural red oxide for colouring, they also use synthetic red oxide powder.