PROFILING THE BENEFITS OF SPECTRUM® IN IMPROVING MATT GLAZES

Nepheline syenite plays an important role in matt glaze production. Using high-quality materials such as SPECTRUM® can help to significantly improve the functional and aesthetic properties of the matt glaze [...]

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INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF PREMIERE® CLAYS

In 2020, Sibelco completed the acquisition of two producers of high quality clay in the Donbass region of Ukraine. The acquisition will enable Sibelco to provide you with additional [...]

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THE EFFECT OF SHRINKAGE ON CERAMIC MANUFACTURE

Shrinkage of a ceramic article can occur during drying and firing – careful monitoring and management is critical, since not only can shrinkage affect the size of the finished [...]

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THE IMPACT OF CARBON IN CERAMICS MANUFACTURE

In mineralogical studies of plastic or ‘ball clays’, carbon is typically listed as a ‘minor constituent’. But this undervalues the impact of carbonaceous matter – particularly during ceramics manufacture. [...]

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WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO MEASURE THERMAL EXPANSION?

Any ceramics manufacturer who has experienced crazing of their glazes will be familiar with the issue of thermal expansion. Crazing is caused by the different contractions of the body [...]

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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SOLUBLE SALTS

Understanding the impact of soluble salts Naturally occurring soluble salts are found in several ceramics raw materials, including plastic clays, kaolin and feldspars. But it’s the ‘unknown’ salts – [...]

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CAN PARTICLE SIZE REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO PRODUCT QUALITY?

Both the grain size and distribution of particles making up a raw material can have a major impact on end product performance – and in some cases, productivity. Not [...]

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