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Description: Gum, similar to CMC Gum


Peptapon is an organic gum and binder that can be used almost the same way as CMC. Its gel isn't transparent like CMC gel; it is thicker using the same amount of water. Prepare as usual CMC preparation up to 45 gram in 1 liter of very hot water. Mix well using a mechanical mixer if possible, leave for a day and mix again.

Adding peptapon creates a hard glaze surface in high frit glazes, preventing powdering. It is also a suspender and improves the bond between dry glaze and the ware. Some people use a combination of peptapon and bentonite.

It is produced by ceramic additives department of ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ.

Related Information


Oxide Analysis Formula
Materials CMC Gum
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Materials Optapix
Troubles Powdering, Cracking and Settling Glazes
Powdering and dusting glazes are difficult and a dust hazard. Shrinking and cracking glazes fall off and crawl. The cause is the wrong amount or type of clay.
Typecodes Additives for Ceramic Glazes
Materials that are added to glazes to impart physical working properties and usually burn away during firing. In industry all glazes, inks and engobes have additives, they are considered essential to control of cohesion, adhesion, suspension, dry hardness, surface leveling, rheology, speed-of-drying, etc. Among potters, it is common for glazes to have zero additives.
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