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Description: Albany Slip Substitute
United Clays recommends this as a substitute for Albany Slip. It is very plastic, much more so than Albany Slip (drying shrinkage is over 9%).
Particle size distribution (% undersize)
Fired color cone 4: Chocolate semi-gloss
Cone 6: Dark brown gloss
Cone 10: Brown translucent
Thermal Expansion: See United Clay data sheet for chart.
Albany Slip successor - a plastic clay that melts to dark brown glossy at cone 10R, with a frit addition it can also host a wide range of glazes at cone 6.
Clays that are not kaolins, ball clays or bentonites. For example, stoneware clays are mixtures of all of the above plus quartz, feldspar, mica and other minerals. There are also many clays that have high plasticity like bentonite but are much different mineralogically.
|By Tony Hansen|
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