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Albion Sperse


Oxide Weight243.43
Formula Weight287.13
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Albion Sperse is a coarse-grained, air-floated Georgia kaolin which is highly adaptable to slip-casting and filter press operations. It is unique for its high level of pure kaolinite and coarse particle distribution curve. It features excellent dispersion characteristics, low shrinkage, and a clean white fired color.

Albion Sperse is especially suitable for the manufacture of sanitary ware, oxide color pigments, high tension electric porcelain, and art pottery.

Fired Properties
PCE: 34
Fusion Point: 3200F

Cone 5 8 10 12
Linear Shrinkage (dry basis %): 6.4 8.2 9.3 10.4
*Modulus of Rupture, (psi): 80 30 100 55
Water Absorption, (%): 24.7 20.3 17.9 15.6
Porosity (%): 40.0 35.5 32.8 29.5
Bulk Density (gm/cc): 1.61 1.78 1.83 1.91
Brightness (% reflectance): 90.2 87.0 85.4 82.0
Whiteness (% reflectance): 4.1 6.2 7.4 9.0
Apparent Specific
Gravity (gm/cc): 2.7 2.7 2.73 2.72

*50% clay:50% kaolin

Unfired Properties
Specific Gravity (gm/cc): 2.6
Water of Plasticity (%): 29.1
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 20
Brightness: 78
Whiteness: 26.9
pH (28% solids): 5.1

Particle Size Distribtion:

Minus 20 microns: 97.2
-10: 90.3
-5: 72.9
-2: 48.3
-1: 30.8
-0.5: 17.0
-0.2: 9.5

Mean Particle Size (microns): 2

C.E.C. (meq/100 gm): 20.7

Minimum Dispersed Viscosity, cps:
30% solids Brookfield, No. 2 Spindle, 100 RPM: 16

Relative Settling Rate (in/min Baroid Filter Press): 0.035

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

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