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Banta Red Clay


Oxide Weight425.94
Formula Weight460.48
If this formula is not unified correctly please contact us.

No longer available as of 2015. They recommend Burgundy as an alternative.

Banta was an iron bearing, low refractory plastic clay recommended for mid-range temperature formulations where color, strength, vitrification and low absorption qualities are needed. Raw color was green. The green strength was exceptionally high.

Sieve Analysis Typical:
80 mesh trace
100 mesh 0.2%
200 mesh 4.0%

Drying Shrinkage: 7.7%
Fired Shrinkage cone 4: 13.8%
Dry Strength: 1006
Fired Strength cone 4: 5092
Fired Color: Reddish brown
Absorption cone 4: 0.8%
P.C.E.: cone 7
pH: 8.2

Industrial Minerals states: Due to the variations of natural occurring clays and minerals which limit our quality control and the variety of applications for our products over which we have no control, our products are sold with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for determining suitability for any purpose.

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XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Banta Red Clay" descrip="EARTHENWARE RED" searchkey="" loi="0.00" casnumber="70694-09-6"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="1.970" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MgO" name="Magnesium Oxide, Magnesia" status="" percent="1.960" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.080" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Na2O" name="Sodium Oxide, Soda" status="" percent="0.160" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="22.000" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="60.700" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="5.000" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="7.500" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>

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