These popular slurry grades are shipped at 60% solids content and deflocculated with sodium silicate to maintain stable rheology characteristics. All the above grades are suitable for a variety of ceramic casting formulations ranging from standards bench cast to pressure cast and capillary type production systems. High permeability with good strength and plasticity are key properties of these slurry grade clays.

Typical Data Sheet
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TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES %
% Solids 60.0-61.0
Specific Gravity 1.585-1.600
Dry MOR (psi) =50% Clay/50% Flint 625
Soluble Sulfates (ppm) 300-500
Carbon (%) 1.1
CEC/MBI (meq/100 ml) 6.8
Specific Surgace Area (m2/g) 16.5
pH@90 F (cps) 3.0-5.5
Viscosity* @ 90 F (cps) 100-300
Drop On Curve* @ 90 F (cps) 30-120
Deflocculant Type Sodium Silicate[N Brand]
Particle Size Distribution (% finer than)
5 Microns
1 Micron
.5 Microns

71
41
29
Median Particle Diameter (um) 2.12

*Brookfield, 100 rpm, No. 3 Spindle

TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS %
Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) 60.59
Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) 25.14
Iron (Ferric) Oxide (Fe2O3) 1.41
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) 1.62
Calcium Oxide (CaO) 0.16
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 0.48
Sodium Oxide (Na2O) 0.11
Potassium Oxide (K2O) 1.49
Loss on Ignition 9.08

 

NOTICE: All data given and statements and recommendations made herein are based upon our research and are believed to be accurate typical data. However, no guarantee of their accuracy is made or implied. Our products are sold on the condition that the user will evaluate them himself, as well as our formulas and recommendations, to determine their suitability for his own purposes before adoption on a commercial scale. Also, statements as to the use of our products are not to be construed for their use in the infringement of any patent.

Warning: This clay product contains quartz which may cause delayed respiratory disease (silicosis) if inhaled over a prolonged period of time. Avoid breathing dust. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirators where TLV for crystalline quartz is exceeded. IARC Monograph Volume 68, 1997 concludes that the respirable fraction of crystalline quartz, causes cancer in humans. Refer to MSDS for complete details.