Quality, RELIABLE AGGREGATE Processing SOLUTIONS.

With an emphasis on custom solutions, Aggretek is a company dedicated to the aggregate processing industry. With our extensive experience over the years in stationary and mobile processing systems, we give the consumer and dealer the highest quality of equipment and operational support available in the market today. Aggretek provides aggregate processing equipment, water recycling, and waste management technology for production of construction aggregates.

Aggregate & Minerals Glossary

This is a glossary of terms and materials used in the heavy contruction, mining, and aggregate processing industries.

ALUMINUM
Packaging, transportation and building.
ANTIMONY
Batteries, cable sheaths, solder, fireworks, semi-conductor technology.
ASBESTOS
Fireproof fabrics, brake linings, yarn, cloth, paper, paint filler, roofing, etc.
BARIUM
Radiography, filler or extender in cloth, ink and plastics products.

BAUXITE
The main source of aluminum.
BERYLLIUM
Aircraft alloys, fluorescent lamps, X-ray tubes, nuclear industry.
CHROMITE
Used mainly in the chemical and metallurgical industries.
COBALT
Superalloys for jet engines, chemicals, permanent magnets, etc.

COLUMBITE-TANTALITE GROUP
Additive for steel making and in superalloys.
COPPER
Electric cables and wires, switches, plumbing, heating, etc.
FELDSPAR
Glass and ceramics, patter and enamelware, soaps, bonding agent.
FLUORITE
(Fluorspar) pottery, ceramics, optical & plastics industries, etc.

GOLD
Dentistry, medicine, jewelry, coins, scientific, electronic instruments.
GYPSUM
Prefabricated wallboard, plaster, cement manufacture, agriculture.
HALITE (SALT)
Food seasoning and preservation, soda ash, soaps, highway de-icing.
IRON ORE
Steel manufacture, metallurgy by-products, auto parts, medicine, etc.

LEAD
Batteries, solders, electrical & electronic applications, TVs.
LITHIUM
Batteries, ceramics & glass, medicine, lubricants & greases.
MANGANESE
Essential for iron & steel production.
MICA
Electronic insulators, paints, joint cement, dusting agent.

MOLYBDENUM
Alloy steels, tool steels, cast irons, super alloys, chemicals & lubricants.
NICKEL
Alloy to stainless steel, chemical & aerospace industries.
PERLITE
Roof insulation boards, fillers, filter aids, horticulture.
PLATINUM GROUP
Catalytic converters, jewelry, electrical contacts, dental alloys.

PHOSPHATE ROCK
Fertilizers, livestock feed additives, elemental phosphorus, etc.
POTASH
Fertilizer, medicine, chemical industry, color effects on brass, etc.
PYRITE
Sulfur, sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide production, jewelry.
QUARTZ
Semiprecious gem stone, pressure gauges, oscillators, resonators.

SILICA
Computer chips, glass & refractory materials, ceramics, abrasives, etc.
SILVER
Photography, chemistry, jewelry, currency, electronics, dental.
SODIUM CARBONATE
Glass container manufacture, fiberglass.
STIBNITE
A major source mineral for antimony.

SULFUR
Sulfuric acid, fertilizers, chemicals, explosives, fungicides, dyestuff.
TANTALUM
Electronic components, weapon systems, high-speed tools, optical glass.
TITANIUM
Jet engines, airframes, space & missile applications.
TUNGSTEN
Metalworking, light bulb filament, glass coloring, textile dyes, etc.

URANIUM
20% of U.S. electricity generation, nuclear medicine, atomic dating.
VANADIUM
Metal alloys, aerospace, dyes, target material for X-rays.
ZEOLITES
Aquaculture, water softeners, catalysts, cat litter, odor control.
ZINC
Protective coating for steel, die casting, as component of brass, etc.