The European Commission has submitted to member states a new draft of sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo. Some member states that rely heavily on Russian energy sought exemptions.
Western media reported that the European Commission draft of the sixth round of sanctions against Russia includes within six to eight months gradually banning oil imports from Russia, but allowing Hungary and Slovakia to extend the transition period for several months; The Russian Savings bank and other large financial institutions on the sanctions list.
The European Union has imported 44 billion euros of fossil fuels from Russia since Russia launched its special military operation against Ukraine in late February, according to Finland's Energy and Clean Air Research Center.
The Institute for European and Global Economics in Brussels estimates that the European Union currently consumes about $450 million worth of Russian oil a day.
Among EU members, landlocked Hungary and Slovakia, which import most of their oil from Russia, cannot quickly find alternative supplies. Slovakia says the transition will take years. Some officials believe Bulgaria and the Czech Republic may also seek to opt out of oil sanctions against Russia.
Affected by the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk spherical quartz powder are still very uncertain.
Quartz powder, also known as silica powder, is a hard, wear-resistant, stable chemical properties of silicate minerals, its main mineral composition is SiO2. The color of quartz powder is milky white, or colorless translucent. The hardness is 7. The density is 2.65. Slightly soluble in KOH solution. The melting point is 1650℃.
The product with the general fineness in 120 mesh below is called quartz sand, and that more than 120 mesh is known as quartz powder. Quartz powder can be divided into nanometer silicon dioxide and spherical silica powder because of its fineness and morphology.
Quartz powder is widely used in the industry, including the glass industry, machinery industry, artificial quartz stone plate, ceramics and metallurgy, construction, chemical industry and other industries used in the number of products in dozens to hundreds of mesh, purity requirements are different; In plastics, coatings, adhesives and other industries as fillers, fineness requirements in hundreds of mesh to thousands of mesh, high purity requirements; Used in the integrated circuit industry, product mesh and purity requirements.
Quartz powder can be used as filler to add plastic, rubber, coating, etc., to improve performance, improve process characteristics, reduce costs, etc.
The hardness of paint film can be improved by adding high purity quartz powder into the coating. High purity spherical quartz powder has special optical properties that conventional silicon dioxide does not have. It has strong UV absorption and red-light reflection characteristics. The spectrophotometer test shows that the absorption rate of ultraviolet light within the wavelength of 400mm is as high as 70%. It can be added to the coating to form a shielding effect, to achieve the purpose of UV aging and thermal aging, while increasing the heat insulation of the coating. The high purity quartz powder was added to the coating, which obviously weakened the radiation degree of UV light to the coating, and thus reduced the curing speed of the coating.
Quartz sand can be used to remove rust because of its high hardness.
The quartz sand is installed in the sand-blasting machine, through higher air pressure or water pressure, spewed quartz sand to the metal surface of the rust, through the quartz sand and rust surface of high-speed friction contact to achieve the effect of rust removal. Some manufacturers choose to use river sand instead of quartz sand because of its low cost. But the hardness of river sand is much lower than quartz sand, the content of silica in the two is different, quartz sand silicon content of nearly 99.9%, and the soil content of river sand is more, in the sandblasting process, river sand will be quickly broken or stand on the metal surface, cannot achieve the effect of real friction derusting, and the quartz sand for derusting. High hardness, uniform, and angular particles can be fully stable contact with the rusty surface, to achieve the effect of rust removal.
Quartz powder also has a filtering effect. Quartz powder is mainly used for water treatment to remove turbidity, soften water, and reverse osmosis pretreatment, can also be used for surface water and groundwater. It can effectively remove suspended matter, organic matter, colloid, and sediment in water.
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Inflationary pressures on Canadians continue to rise. The consumer-price index rose 6.7% in March from a year earlier, the biggest increase since January 1991, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.
On a month-on-month basis, Canada's CPI rose 1.4 percent in March, also accelerating from February's 1.0 percent rise.
Prices in the eight major sectors covered by the statistics continued to rise. The uptrend comes against the backdrop of continued price pressures in the Canadian housing market, widespread supply chain constraints, and geopolitical conflicts, according to CBC. A variety of factors have affected energy, commodity, and agricultural markets. Meanwhile, Canada's employment picture continued to improve in March, with the unemployment rate falling to a record low and the average hourly earnings of employees rising.
Excluding gasoline, Canada's CPI rose 5.5 percent year on year in March. It is also the highest since comparable data began in 1999.
The widespread supply chain constraints and geopolitical conflicts are expected to continue to affect the prices of the spherical quartz powder.
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