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KT-556 Ball Clay

Kentucky Ball Clay

OxideAnalysisFormula
CaO1.00%0.065
MgO0.30%0.027
K2O0.90%0.035
Na2O0.20%0.012
TiO22.00%0.092
Al2O327.80%1.000
SiO258.10%3.547
Fe2O31.00%0.023
LOI9.30
Oxide Weight334.99
Formula Weight369.33
If this formula is not unified correctly please contact us.

An intermediate-grained Ball Clay with good pressing and firing characteristics. The physical properties of KT-556 make this clay an ideal choice for fast-firing wall and floor tile applications.

Physical Properties
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Water of Plasticity*: 37.0%
% Dry Shrinkage*: 6.5
Dry M.O.R., psi:* 825
pH: 4.4
C.E.C., meq/100g: 11.0
Specific Surface Area, sq metre/g: 24.4
Soluble Sulfur: Low

P.C.E.: 32

Particle Size, Microns: 20 10 5 2 1 0.5 0.2
(% finer than) 99% 97% 93% 81% 72% 56% 35%

Fired Properties
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Cone 5 10
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Total Shrinkage: 13.0% 14.5%
Absorption: 10.0% 1.0%

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


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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="KT-556 Ball Clay" descrip="Kentucky Ball Clay" searchkey="" loi="0.00" casnumber="70694-09-6"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="1.000" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MgO" name="Magnesium Oxide, Magnesia" status="" percent="0.300" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.900" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Na2O" name="Sodium Oxide, Soda" status="" percent="0.200" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="TiO2" name="Titanium Dioxide, Titania" status="" percent="2.000" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="27.800" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="58.100" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="1.000" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="9.300" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>


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