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Magnesium Zirconium Silicate

Low density zirconium opacifier

Formula: MgO.ZrO2.SiO2 or MgZrSiO5

OxideAnalysisFormula
MgO18.02%1.000
SiO226.88%1.000
ZrO255.10%1.000
Oxide Weight223.64
Formula Weight223.64
If this formula is not unified correctly please contact us.
DENS - Density (Specific Gravity) 1.28 g/cc
GSPT - Frit Softening Point 1700C

A zircon opacifier which produces high opacity, strong color, softness of texture and excellent matte finishes. Introduces MgO without serious devitrification. It is much less dense than zirconium silicate.

Originally made by TAM in the 1970s and then sold to Ferro. Their data sheet showed 53% ZrO2 (the analysis shown here is theoretical).


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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Magnesium Zirconium Silicate" descrip="Low density zirconium opacifier" searchkey="" loi="0.00" casnumber="52110-05-1"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="MgO" name="Magnesium Oxide, Magnesia" status="" percent="18.020" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="26.880" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="ZrO2" name="Zirconium Dioxide" status="" percent="55.100" tolerance=""/> </oxides> </material>


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