Aluminum Oxide Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
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About Aluminum Oxide. Aluminum Oxide (a.k.a. Aluminum(III) Oxide, Alumina, Aloxide) is a white and crystalline powder. It occurs naturally in the form of many minerals such as bauxite and corundum. Aluminum Oxide is amphoteric in nature, which allows it to be used in various chemical and industrial applications. Its properties may vary depending on the crystalline structure.
Chemical Formula. Al2O3
Commercial Grades. technical grade; high purity; chemically pure (CP) grade; fused; calcinated; and fiber.
Uses. Aluminum oxide is mainly employed in the aluminum production; electrical insulator; catalyst manufacture; ingredient in refractories/ceramics/abrasives; drying agent; gas and water vapor absorbent; lightbulbs; heat-resistant fibers; chromatographic analysis; viscosity control agent in cosmetics; pharmaceutical colorant; paint filler; and in the manufacture of dental cements.
- Bauxite + sodium hydroxide (Bayer process)
- Ethylene + aluminum (Epal process)
- Aluminum ores (such as kaolinite, anorthosite, etc) + sodium carbonate (alkaline process)
- Aluminum ores (such as kaolinite, anorthosite, etc) + strong acid (such as hydrochloric acid) (acid process)
Derivatives. activated alumina; trihydrated alumina; aluminum; aluminum chloride; aluminum fluoride; aluminum nitrate; aluminum phosphate; and sodium alum.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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