Silica Sands - Specialist
and Industrial

Quality and Supply Assurance

From Eaton Hall quarry near Congleton, Cheshire, Tarmac supplies high quality sub-rounded silica sand suitable for a wide range of industrial uses. Sand is dredged, graded, dried, tested and packaged on site at Eaton Hall ensuring customers receive consistent material capable of meeting exacting specifications.

Our on-site, fully equipped laboratory, carries out continual monitoring and can provide customers with detailed technical information. Experienced staff members are always available to provide support and advice on our products and their related application.

Industrial Applications

The Cheshire sand deposit is suitable for a wide range of construction applications including grouting and floor screeds and is an important ingredient in the production of building products such as roof and interior tiles, aerated concrete blocks and roofing felt.

In addition, we supply to producers of ceramics, paints, plastics, adhesives and coatings.

Foundry Sands

With a silica content in excess of 96% and predominantly sub-rounded grains, our Congleton sands are widely recognised as among the best in the UK for foundry core and mould production.

Benefits

  1. Superior Silica Sands

    With a silica content in excess of 96% and predominantly rounded grains, our Congleton Silica Sands are widely recognised as among the best in the UK for foundry core and mould production as well as use in tile adhesives and levelling compounds.

  2. Comprehensive technical support

    The company draws on many years experience of UK based mineral exploitation and combines them with the foundry technology expertise. A rapid and comprehensive technical service is provided by experienced UK based staff who draw on experience of a truly global involvement in foundry operations.  

  3. Product Quality

    Our on-site, fully equipped laboratory, carries out continual monitoring and can provide customers with detailed technical information. Experienced staff members are always available to provide support and advice on our products and their related application. 

Applications

  • Roofing felt manufacture
  • Laying and stabilisation of block paving
  • Foundry and casting
  • Brick production
  • Floor screeds
  • Tile Adhesives
  • Aquatic sand
  • Sand Blasting
  • Other industry processes

Availibility

Silica Sand is available both wet in tippers and dried in compressed tankers. 1 tonne bulk bags are also available upon request. In all cases our operations are ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 assured.

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