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SB Blend Ball Clay

Description: Tennessee Ball Clay

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 0.10% 0.01
K2O 1.30% 0.05
MgO 0.10% 0.01
Na2O 0.10% 0.01
TiO2 1.80% 0.09
Al2O3 26.60% 1.00
SiO2 57.50% 3.67
Fe2O3 1.10% 0.03
LOI 11.30%n/a
C 0.80%n/a
Oxide Weight 339.74
Formula Weight 386.51

Notes

Particle Size (e.s.d.)
125 microns - 0.3
20 microns - 97
2 microns - 62
.5 microns - 48
Modulus of Rupture at 110C
Mn/M2 - 5.2
lbf/in2 - 760
Water Absorption
1120C - 2.0
1220C - 7.0
Shrinkage Dry to Fired
1120C - 10.0
1220C - 11.0
Refractoriness
Cone - 32, 1710C

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Typecodes Ball Clay
Ball clays are abundant and very plastic and are used in all types of plastic forming bodies. They are not as white-burning or refractory as kaolins but lower in iron and fluxes than bentonites.
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