The United States is the world's leading producer of industrial sand. This global industry contributes greatly to social and economic development throughout the world. A variety of business sectors - including oil and gas extraction, industrial manufacturing, building material as well as environmental - rely on the affordability, versatility and practicality of silica sand. The mining and distribution of sand generates commerce in other business sectors such as transportation, shipping, storage, tooling suppliers, heavy equipment suppliers and many others.

A natural product, Industrial Sands is known for its special properties of purity, inertness, hardness, resistance to high temperatures, grain size and color.

Industrial Sands is normally applied to high purity silica sand products with closely controlled sizing specifications. It is a more precise product than common construction grade concrete and asphalt sand/gravels.

Statistical overview of Industrial Sands industry in the US:

  • 120 producers
  • More than 177 facilities in 33 states
  • More than 53 million tons of industrial sands produced annually
  • $2.6 billion in gross revenue
  • More than 1,400 jobs provided 
    * Based on 2014 reports.

The industries that commonly use industrial sands are:

  • Oil & gas recovery
  • Filtration and water recovery
  • Building materials
  • Industrial
  • Recreation

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