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Abrasive Market


Abrasive Brown Fused Aluminum Oxide Brown Fused Alumina (BFA), formed in electric arc furnaces, is the most common form of fused alumina and is one of the most widely used in abrasives for its hardness (Mohs hardness of 9) and toughness.  It is used in a wide variety of applications – from grinding wheels [...]

Refractory Market


Refractories make the world go ’round.  The modern world cannot function without refractories, yet so many people are unaware of their importance. Refractories are responsible for the bricks found in your family backyard fire pit, the steel soaring up into the sky on a bridge, and the many of the materials in the car [...]



GRIPgrain® (Chinese Calcined Bauxite for HFST) Great Lakes Minerals, LLC (GLM) is happy to play a key role in keeping drivers safe on U.S. roadways. High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) is a cost effective approach to address areas on our roadways, such as horizontal curves, intersections or bridges, that demand higher friction in order [...]

Rockin’ with HFST


Please review the latest special video from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. This video highlights the great success of our High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) product. The video is entitled “Rockin’ with HFST!” With our product you can reduce fatal crashes by 90%! Click and enjoy!