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Aluminium Fluoride Powder (AlF3, Purity: 99.3%, APS: 40-50µm)

Aluminium Fluoride Powder
Product No NRE-11003
CAS 7784-18-1
Purity 99%
Molecular Formula AlF3
Molecular Weight 83.9767 g/mol
Colour White
Density  3.1 g/cm³
APS <50 µm (can be customized)
Melting Point 1291 °C
Boiling Point ‎NA

Aluminium Fluoride Powder

Aluminium fluoride (AlF3) is an inorganic compound used primarily in the production of aluminium. It is a crucial additive for the production of aluminium by electrolysis. The compound has several applications, mainly due to its ability to enhance the properties of various materials. Some notable applications of aluminium fluoride powder include:

Aluminium Production: One of the primary uses of AlF3 is in the production of aluminium. It is a crucial additive in the process of electrolysis for the production of aluminium from bauxite. It helps lower the melting point of the alumina feed and increases the electrical conductivity of the electrolyte.

Ceramic Industry: AlF3 is used as a component in the production of various ceramic materials. It serves as a fluxing agent, helping to reduce the melting point of ceramic materials, improve their strength, and enhance their resistance to chemicals and heat.

Glass Industry: In the glass industry, aluminium fluoride is used as a flux and opacifier. It is employed in the production of various types of glass, including high-quality optical glass, enamel, and glazes. It helps in reducing the melting temperature and viscosity of the glass, thereby improving its workability.

Chemical Industry: AlF3 is utilized in the production of various chemicals and is used as a catalyst in the manufacturing of organic and inorganic fluorides. It finds applications in the production of pesticides, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals.

Abrasives: It is used in the production of abrasives to improve the strength and durability of abrasive materials. Aluminium fluoride aids in enhancing the cutting and grinding properties of abrasives, making them more effective in various industrial applications.

Metallurgy: AlF3 is used in metallurgical processes, including the production of various metals and alloys. It is utilized as a flux in the production of non-ferrous metals such as magnesium and in the manufacturing of various aluminium-based alloys.

Other Applications: AlF3 finds applications in various other industries, such as in the production of welding agents, the manufacturing of aluminium-based chemicals, and the production of various types of refractories.