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A phenomenon, which when understood, assists technicians to create better deflocculated ceramic slurries. It relates to the understanding the electrolytic interactions of minute particles in a suspension (colloidal science). It is the potential difference between the dispersion medium and the stationary layer of fluid attached to the dispersed particles.
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Organic Matter in Clays: Detailed Overview
A detailed look at what materials contain organics, what its effects are in firing (e.g. black core), what to do to deal with the problem and how to measure the amount of organics in a clay material.
Deflocculants: A Detailed Overview
A detailed look and what deflocculation is, what the most common types of deflocculants are (there are many) and how they compare in function
In ceramics, when we speak of deflocculation, we are almost always talking about making a casting slip. Glazes can also be deflocculated (to reduce water content and densify laydown).
Deflocculation is the process of making a clay slurry that would otherwise be very thick and gooey into a thin po...
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