Cryolite, synthetic powder (Na3AlF6) is used in aluminium-metallurgy, for the production of abrasives, enamel, glazing frits and glass, soldering agents, welding agents, blasting and pyrotechnics, and for metal surface treatment. Cryolite synthetic powder is used in the the following applications: Aluminium-metallurgy: as component of fluxing agents, protective and refining salts Production of abrasives: as active filler in resin-bonded abrasives for metal treatment Metal surface treatment: as component in pickling pastes for stainless steel Glas-opacifier: as turbidity agents


  • CAS number
  • Global Business Unit
    Special Chem
  • Synonyms
    Kryolith; synthetic powder; Trisodiumhexafluoroaluminat


Segments Applications
Metal & Surface Treatment Metal Treatment
Chemical Industry Metallurgy process

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Fluorine derivatives Fluorinated Chemicals Cryolite

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America

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