INDUSTRIAL & SPECIALTY
GRADED DRIED SANDS

Riverside Industrial Sands has a state-of-the-art fluidised dryer capable of grading and screening kiln dried sands to customer specifications and industry standards. Through this process the material is dried, removing moisture and finer particles before being processed over a series of screens to tightly grade sand to meet industry standards and customer specifications.

We supply a range of dried sands for industrial and specialty applications that are of the highest quality silica > 99%, low impurities and uniformly graded. We ensure the quality of these products is maintained upon arrival to our customers. Products can be dispatched direct from our silos via pneumatic tankers or delivered in bulk bags or other sizes upon request.

CONSTRUCTION SAND

Our construction sand is the primary structural component in a wide variety of construction products.

Silica construction sand is used in dry mix concrete, flooring compounds, mortars, stucco, brickies sand, roofing shingles, roof coatings, skid resistant surfaces and asphalt mixtures to provide packing density and flexural strength without adversely affecting the chemical properties of the binding system. Ground silica performs as a functional extender to add durability and anti-corrosion and weathering properties in epoxy- based compounds, sealants. Our construction sand is mainly used as a fine aggregate due to its free silica sand content.

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GROUTING SAND

Due to the chemical composition of our white silica sand, it is often used as the primary structural component in manufacturing grout.

Grout is a construction material used to embed rebars in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, fill voids, and seal joints (like those between tiles). Grout is generally composed of a mixture of water, cement, sand, often colour tint, and sometimes fine gravel (if it is being used to fill the cores of cement blocks). Sand is used to reinforce the grout cement and give the mixture added strength, making it less prone to cracking or shrinking. Learn more about the chemical analysis of our white sand.

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ADHESIVES

Due to the chemical composition of our white silica sand, it is often used as the primary structural component in manufacturing adhesives.

An adhesive is a material that is usually in a liquid or semi-liquid state, that adheres or bonds items together. Adhesives come from either natural or synthetic sources. The types of materials that can be bonded are vast, but they are especially useful for bonding thin materials. Adhesives harden by either evaporating a solvent or by chemical reactions that occur between two or more constituents. Inquire to learn more about chemical analysis of while silica sand.

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MORTAR SAND

Mortar is a workable paste used to bind construction blocks together and fill the gaps between them. The blocks may be stone, brick, blocks, etc. Mortar becomes hard when it sets, resulting in a rigid aggregate structure.

Mortars are typically made from a mixture of sand, a binder such as cement or lime, and water. Natural sands improve the workability of the cement mix.  The better shape and smoother surface of our sands reduces the inter-particle friction in the fine aggregate component of the concrete mix grading. This results in improved workability.

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Render & Texture Sand

Our silica sand is often used in the creation of render as it is of an exceptionally high quality, enabling a natural and smooth finish.

Cement rendering is the application of a thin premixed surface of sand, cement and lime plaster to brick, cement, stone or mud brick. It is often textured, coloured or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to feature an interior wall. Depending on the ‘look’ required, rendering can be fine or coarse, textured or smooth, natural or coloured, pigmented or painted. Our sand is regularly used in the creation of render as it is of an exceptionally high quality, enabling a natural and smooth finish. Inquire to learn more about chemical analysis of white silica sand.

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FLOOR LEVELLING & SCREED

The high quality and texture of our sand enables it to be used for various manufacturing products.

The cement for floor levelling concrete has a high flow characteristic and, in contrast to traditional concrete, does not require the addition of excessive amounts of water for placement. Floor levelling concrete is typically used to create a flat and smooth surface. This creates a compressive strength similar to or higher than that of traditional concrete prior to installing interior floor coverings.

Sand can be the most simple and effective leveller around. Riverside Industrial Sands provides sand that works well as a leveller because it’s inexpensive, easy to use, and seals in cracks and gaps.

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WHITE SILICA Sand

Providing sand solutions for the manufacturing industry.

Our white silica sand is the primary structural component in various manufacturing products. Low in impurities, consistent grading &
sio2 > 99%.

Industrial white silica sand is a higher value product than sand and gravel used in the construction industry. Some of the popular manufacturing uses of our silica sand by our clients, include- grouting, glass, paint, adhesives, mortar, renders, GRC and floor levellers.

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FOUNDRY SAND

Our foundry sand is tested and controlled to rigorous standards which ensures consistent chemical and physical properties resulting in predictable and repeatable performance. 

We provide sand for the foundry industry. Due to the chemical composition of our sand it is one of the major components in manufacturing moulds and cores. 

Our range of foundry sand is produced from washed high purity silica sand.  Selective blending and dry screening of these sands ensures excellent control of particle size distribution. Our foundry sand has excellent cleanliness and low clay which makes it perfect for the manufacturing of moulds. The moulds are used to form metal into a variety of shapes and the core sand fills the spaces where metal is not needed or wanted. Our sand is particularly suited to foundry use because 1) it can withstand the high temperatures (from 1,300° to 1,700°C) of the molten metal, 2) it can withstand associated pressure, 3) gasses can escape through the sand, and 4) the sand has the proper texture and composition to make a smooth casting and does not react with the metal. Sand properties are checked regularly in most foundries. Two of the main uses for foundry sand are:

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