Spodumene Concentrate, SC 5.0
Spodumene is used in glasses, glass-ceramics, porcelain enamels, whitewares, and glazes due to the powerful fluxing properties of lithia. It possesses a very low thermal expansion and reduces the viscosity of the glass mass. It contributes to brilliancy and strength of the glass. Spodumene is also used in metallurgical applications, i.e. in continuous casting powders, anti-veining agents, and as additive in foundry feeder production.