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Aluminum Oxide, also known as Alumina, is a chemical compound of aluminum and oxygen. The most common form of crystalline aluminum oxide is known as corundum.

Alumina’s hardness makes it suitable for use as an abrasive and as a component in cutting tools. The major uses of specialty Alumina products are in refractories, ceramics, polishing, and abrasive applications.

Alumina can be used as:

  • Filler in the production of plastic
  • A common ingredient in sunscreen
  • An ingredient in glass production
  • Water purification
  • An abrasive product
  • Alumina ceramic armor
  • Abrasion protection
  • Electrical insulation
  • Health and medical applications, such as hip replacements
  • An ingredient in insulation for high-temperature furnaces