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Mae San Ball Clay

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 0.30% 0.02
K2O 2.40% 0.10
MgO 0.50% 0.05
Na2O 0.30% 0.02
TiO2 0.50% 0.03
Al2O3 25.40% 1.00
SiO2 60.40% 4.04
Fe2O3 1.20% 0.03
LOI9.00%
C0.50%
Oxide Weight 365.43
Formula Weight 403.79

Notes

Particle Size (e.s.d.)
125 microns - 2.0
20 microns - 96
2 microns - 75
.5 microns - 42
Modulus of Rupture at 110C
Mn/M2 - 4.9
lbf/in2 - 710
Water Absorption
1120C - 3.0
1220C - 0.0
Shrinkage Dry to Fired
1120C - 11.0
1220C - 14.0
Reflectance 464nm
1120C - 59
1220C - 42
Refractoriness
Cone - 30, 1670C

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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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