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Hematite (Fe₂O₃)

Hematite, red iron oxide (Fe₂O₃), is the most important iron ore. It is the most abundant and is naturally found in rocks of all ages. Hematite’s appearance varies with wide luster, and color ranges from earthy to metallic and red to black to silver but always produces red streaks. It is very heavy and usually anti-ferromagnetic. It is also available as a synthetic product.
Powder and particle granulations are available down to 0.003 microns (3 nanometers)
Typical Applications

Hematite is used in coatings, colorants, rubber, adhesives, plastics, concrete, iron ore in steel manufacture, a density media, and as a polishing rouge

Packaging Options

50 lb. bags, poly-lined fiber drums, bulk bags, and loose bulk


Hematite / Red Iron Oxide TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Hematite / Red Iron Oxide CAS Number: CAS Number 1309-37-1
Hematite / Red Iron Oxide EINECS Number: 215-168-2
Hematite / Red Iron Oxide Military Specification: MIL-I-706A

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