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Gleason Ball Clay

Fine grainding plastic ball clay

OxideAnalysisFormula
CaO0.09%0.006
MgO0.04%0.004
K2O0.32%0.013
Na2O0.07%0.004
P2O50.11%0.003
TiO21.48%0.072
Al2O326.28%1.000
SiO258.80%3.797
Fe2O31.41%0.034
MnO0.01%0.001
LOI11.60
SO30.02
Oxide Weight343.92
Formula Weight389.14
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The manufacturer describes it as a fine-grained engineered blend offering excellent bonding and forming characteristics. Ideally suited for extrusion, dry and wet pressing applications. This material is an alternative to, for example, OM#4, it has a lower coal content and fires a little lighter in color.


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Gleason ball clay fired test bars from cone 7-11 oxidation and cone 10 reduction.

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Gleason Ball Clay" descrip="Fine grainding plastic ball clay" searchkey="" loi="0.00" casnumber="70694-09-6"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="0.090" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MgO" name="Magnesium Oxide, Magnesia" status="" percent="0.040" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.320" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Na2O" name="Sodium Oxide, Soda" status="" percent="0.070" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="P2O5" name="Phosphorus Pentoxide" status="" percent="0.110" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="TiO2" name="Titanium Dioxide, Titania" status="" percent="1.480" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="26.280" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="58.800" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="1.410" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MnO" name="Manganous Oxide" status="" percent="0.010" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="11.600" tolerance=""/> <volatile symbol="SO3" name="Sulfur Trioxide" percent="0.020" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>


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