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Fayles Blue Ball

Alternate Names: Fayles Blue Ball Clay

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 0.23% 0.01
K2O 2.90% 0.10
MgO 0.77% 0.06
Na2O 0.89% 0.05
TiO2 1.00% 0.04
Al2O3 31.00% 1.00
SiO2 52.00% 2.85
Fe2O3 1.40% 0.03
LOI9.20%
Oxide Weight 296.75
Formula Weight 326.82

Notes

Particle Size (e.s.d.)
5 microns - 96
2 microns - 88
1 microns - 79
0.5 microns - 62
0.1 microns - 14

Rational Analysis (mica convention)
Clay 44%
Micaceous matter 35%
Quartz 15%

Modulus of Rupture at 100C
kgf/cm2 - 80.9

Refractoriness
PCEe - 32-33

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Materials Ball Clay
Typecodes Ball Clay
Ball clays are abundant and very plastic and are used in all types of plastic forming bodies. They are not as white-burning or refractory as kaolins but lower in iron and fluxes than bentonites.
Suppliers Imerys

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