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Bell Dark Ball Clay

Tennessee Ball Clay

Oxide Weight344.06
Formula Weight383.57
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A very plastic ball clay used in industrial and hobby clay bodies of all types. Primary applications are dinnerware and artware.

Physical Properties
Water of Plasticity: 33.5%
% Dry Shrinkage: 6.1
Dry M.O.R. (50:50 ball clay:silica) psi:* 560
pH: 4.1
M.B.I. meq/100g: 8.0
Specific Surface Area (sq-metre/g): 24.1
Soluble sulfur+: Low

P.C.E.: 38

Particle Size, Microns: 20 10 5 2 1 0.5 0.2
(% finer than) 99% 94% 85% 75% 63% 52% 38%

Fired Properties
Cone 5 10
Total Shrinkage: 12.7% 15.6%
Absorption: 12.5% 6.1%

*Extruded, 50% ball clay, 50% flint
+Low-trace to 150, Med-150-400, High-450+
**50% Clay, 50% Nepheline Syenite

*This information is from a data sheet dated Jan 2013.

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

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