Sillimanite is used to manufacture high alumina refractories, alumina bricks, high-temperature crucibles, and spark plugs. Some varieties are used in jewelry.
Sillimanite TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Unknown
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Sillimanite CAS Number: 12141-45-6
Sillimanite is a naturally occurring mineral considered sustainable due to its abundance and low environmental impact during extraction and processing. As a raw material, it has applications in the production of ceramics, refractories, and other high-temperature materials. Its high melting point and thermal stability make it an attractive option for steel and glass industries. Sillimanite is also recyclable and reusable, contributing to a circular economy.