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Blue Grey Plastic

Highly plastic red burning earthenware

Alternate Names: 98 Blue Grey Plastic, 98 BGP

Oxide Weight890.28
Formula Weight955.24
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An extremely plastic red burning fine grained material from southern Saskatchewan. It is used in brick manufacture and in pottery clay bodies.

Ba ppm: 1006
Cr ppm: 39
Ni ppm: 34
SO3: 0.04
Sr ppm: 66
V ppm: 78

Lording Labs analysis 2006 showed 16.2 Al2O3, 64.0 SiO2, 4.6 LOI, 4.55 FeO3, 2.7 SO3.

Redart fired bars vs. Plainsman Blue Grey Plastic

Redart fired bars vs. Plainsman Blue Grey Plastic

The Redart clay bars (left) are fired at cones 06, 04, 2, 4 & 5 (top to bottom). The Plainsman Blue Grey Plastic bars (right) are fired at 06, 04, 03, 02, 2 & 4. The SHAB test procedure (used to make these) gives us the firing shrinkage and porosity at each temperature, these are direct indicators of the fired maturity. Notice how much the fired color changes with increasing temperature. The fired maturity is pretty similar but the BGP is a little browner in color. It is also much more plastic (the drying shrinkage quite a bit higher).

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

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