VRX Silica Limited (ASX: VRX) has despatched a 1,000kg sample of selected sand from its Muchea silica sand project to a specialist laboratory in Germany.
The test work will determine the potential yield, quality and power requirements to produce a suitable silica flour to be used for manufacturing of LCD (or liquid crystal display) glass.
“The market for LCDs is steadily increasing as is the requirement for suitable high-quality silica flour used in their manufacturing,” managing director Bruce Maluish said.
“Muchea silica sand has the potential to produce the grade and quality of sand that will provide the raw material for the production of such silica flour.
“This specialised test work will determine the parameters required to produce the quality required and also the economic inputs to assess the viability of the process.
“The State Government is contributing to the test work program and potentially the pilot plant required through the previously announced Investment Attraction Fund grant.
“This is a significant step towards determining the potential for further downstream processing from VRX’s high-grade Muchea silica sand project and a new industry for Western Australia with commensurate additional jobs and royalties.”