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Mae Tile Ball Clay

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 0.20% 0.02
K2O 2.20% 0.11
MgO 0.40% 0.05
Na2O 0.30% 0.02
TiO2 0.60% 0.04
Al2O3 21.10% 1.00
SiO2 67.50% 5.43
Fe2O3 1.40% 0.04
LOI6.30%
C0.30%
Oxide Weight 452.96
Formula Weight 484.97

Notes

Particle Size (e.s.d.)
125 microns - 5.0
20 microns - 91
2 microns - 59
.5 microns - 30
Modulus of Rupture at 110C
Mn/M2 - 2.6
lbf/in2 - 370
Water Absorption
1120C - 3.0
1220C - 0.0
Shrinkage Dry to Fired
1120C - 11.0
1220C - 14.0
Reflectance 464nm
1120C - 45
1220C - 30
Refractoriness
Cone - 29, 1650C

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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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