|Monthly Tech-Tip |
Description: Low Melt Spodumene
A phosphorous-rich lithium mineral that typically occurs in spodumene deposits. It has a creamy-white/pale yellow raw color. It is marketed to the tile, tableware and sanitary ware industries as a source of lithium and phosphorus.
Particle size: trade on 28 mesh, 1% on 42 mesh, 20% on 200 mesh.
The role of phosphorus in ceramic glazes and bodies is not well understood by most ceramic engineers and technicians.
Description of material at Amalgamet.com
Spodumene is a lithium sourcing feldspar, an alternative to lithium carbonate to supply Li2O to ceramic glazes. Contains up to about 8% Li2O.
The most common source of fluxes for high and medium temperature glazes and bodies.
|By Tony Hansen|
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