“Waste Silica from Aluminum Fluoride Industries Used for Ceramic Whitewares
Waste silica from the aluminum fluoride industry completely replaces quartz in a whiteware composition, improving strength and mullite content of the body but not significantly changing microstructural features.
Ritwik Sarkar, Syamal Ghosh and Swapan Kumar Das

“Use of Colemanite in Textile Glass-Fiber
Boron can be added to textile-grade glass-fiber batchs either as the natural mineral colemanite or as refined boric acid, but colemanite use has several advantages.
A. Mergen and T.T. Aydin