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Laterite Red Clay

Alternate Names: IMCO Laterite

Oxide Weight318.56
Formula Weight357.93
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PCE - Pyrometric Cone Equivalent 19

Laterites are earthy materials having high Al2O3 and low SiO2 content (compared to typical sedimentary clays). They also can have very high iron contents (quadruple or more that of terra cottas). Laterites are refractory. Materials from different places have differing properties and chemistries depending on the range of parent rocks from which they weathered and the extent of oxidization and leaching experienced. Laterites are not plastic so have limited use in ceramics (although they can be employed as an inexpensive source of alumina in red-burning clay bodies).

Physical data can be found on the link to the product information web page of the manufacturer.

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XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Laterite Red Clay" descrip="" searchkey="IMCO Laterite" loi="0.00" casnumber="70694-09-6"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="0.100" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.110" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="TiO2" name="Titanium Dioxide, Titania" status="" percent="1.800" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="28.500" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="37.500" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="21.000" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="11.000" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>

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