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Peerless 3 Kaolin

Casting kaolin

Alternate Names: Peerless China Clay, Peerless Kaolin

OxideAnalysisFormula
CaO0.06%0.003
MgO0.08%0.005
K2O0.44%0.012
Na2O0.03%0.001
TiO21.60%0.052
Al2O339.20%1.000
SiO244.80%1.940
Fe2O30.75%0.012
LOI13.00
Oxide Weight226.27
Formula Weight260.08
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PCE - Pyrometric Cone Equivalent Cone 34-35
SAMG - Surface Area (m2/gm) 15.6
UPSD - Ultimate Particle Size Distribution -12 microns: 94% -5 microns: 76% -2.7 microns: 63% -1.0 microns: 50% -0.4 microns: 34%
MDPS - Median Particle Size (Microns) 1.2
pHPW - pH for dry powder 4-6

A large particle size kaolin of low plasticity. It is a secondary clay and has been mined since the 1940s. It is a moderately coarse grained clay that imparts more plasticity to a casting mix than similar clays produced by fractionation. It is used in sanitaryware, artware, generalware, floor tile, electrical porcelain, chemical porcelain and special refractories. In addition to improving casting properties, this material has excellent pressing properties.

This material is well crystallized with kaolinite being the predominant mineral. There is a trace of muscovite and less than 0.5% quartz.


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