How Australia’s silica industry is growing without fracking
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016
Unlike the US, Australia’s silica sand industry has not benefitted from a fracking boom. But as Cameron Perks*, IM Correspondent, explains, the country’s sand producers have a diverse range of expanding markets to choose from.
Australia’s silica sand industry has been well
established for several decades, with much of its output going
into traditional markets such as construction, glass and
foundry. Unlike the US, where the fracking industry has
expanded rapidly in the last five years to drive silica sand
consumption in oilfields, growth in...