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Prince is a world-class producer of engineered minerals and specialty chemicals for niche applications, adding value from source to solution.

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Prince’s expertise makes us a leading supplier for multiple performance-critical applications.

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Prince manufactures a wide range of engineered mineral and specialty chemical products to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

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Innovation is central to Prince’s business. From laboratory to customer process, innovation is about solving customer problems to deliver higher quality solutions ahead of the competition.

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Engineered Minerals

SURESTART® Ladle Sands

Prince offers an array of SURESTART® ladle sands based on ladle size, mill conditions, run time, temperature, and other variables to create a custom approach to each customer’s needs. Our technical service team works individually with each mill to determine what engineered product is best.


Achieve high free open rates with Prince

Prince’s SURESTART® ladle sands are a refractory-based material applied in various quantities for optimized free opening of the ladle tap hole. SURESTART® ladle sands can be applied manually or with automatic feeding systems. Automatic feeding systems provide a reliable and effective technique to improve free open rates.

Prince uses high-quality sources for all raw materials that are used in our various ladle sand blends. Packaging is offered in a variety of sizes and options globally.

SURESTART® ladle sand benefits:

  • High refractory deformation temperatures for applications that have longer residence time or long turnaround heats
  • Ideal formulations to optimize high free open rates in applications with low residence time or short turn around ladles
  • Improved free open performance in high residence time heats from robust zircon-based blends

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