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Spinks HC#5 Clay

White burning, low carbon for plastic bodies

Alternate Names: Spinks #5, Spinks No. 5, Spinks HC5

Oxide Weight323.41
Formula Weight369.32
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This ball clay is very white firing and is quite similar to the popular Old Hickory #5 material, infact it was developed to emulate it. It is thus also a good choice to suspend glazes. Amounts of only 15% are needed in a recipe having no other clay materials, however beware not to use too much or the glaze will gel.

Relative Viscosity (1.2 Sp. Gr.):* 1.29
Casting Rate: (gms per 15 min/426 cm2):* 242
Water of Plasticity:* 21.2
% Dry Shrinkage:* 5.14
Dry M.O.R., psi:* 230

Cone 04 8 11
Fired Shrinkage:* 0.1% 1.5% 2.1%
Absorption:* 16.9% 14.0% 12.6%
M.O.R. psi:* 1758 2830 5863

Thermal Expansion, Cone 8: .335% at 700C
P.C.E.: 32+
pH: 4.2
Oil Absorption: 32
Bulk Density, lbs per cubic foot: 35-40
Particle Size, Microns: 20 10 5 2 1 0.5 0.2
93% 82% 65% 44% 30% 18% 6%

*Specimens: De-aired, extruded, 50% ball clay, 50% flint

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XML for Import into INSIGHT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <material name="Spinks HC#5 Clay" descrip="White burning, low carbon for plastic bodies" searchkey="Spinks #5, Spinks No. 5, Spinks HC5" loi="0.00" casnumber="70694-09-6"> <oxides> <oxide symbol="CaO" name="Calcium Oxide, Calcia" status="" percent="0.270" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MgO" name="Magnesium Oxide, Magnesia" status="" percent="0.210" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="K2O" name="Potassium Oxide" status="" percent="0.310" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Na2O" name="Sodium Oxide, Soda" status="" percent="0.100" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="P2O5" name="Phosphorus Pentoxide" status="" percent="0.140" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="TiO2" name="Titanium Dioxide, Titania" status="" percent="1.590" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Al2O3" name="Aluminum Oxide, Alumina" status="" percent="27.650" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="SiO2" name="Silicon Dioxide, Silica" status="" percent="56.250" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="Fe2O3" name="Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide" status="" percent="1.130" tolerance=""/> <oxide symbol="MnO" name="Manganous Oxide" status="" percent="0.020" tolerance=""/> </oxides> <volatiles> <volatile symbol="LOI" name="Loss on Ignition" percent="12.400" tolerance=""/> <volatile symbol="SO3" name="Sulfur Trioxide" percent="0.030" tolerance=""/> </volatiles> </material>

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