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Alternate Names: Ruflux P
Description: Milled rutile
Highly refined and milled rutile for use in ceramics in North America. TamCeramics.com refers to this as potassium titanate, they make it primarily for welding rod and friction products (with particle sizes and shapes adapted accordingly). The ceramic grade is milled to a finer particle size. This is a manufactured product, the potassium is added (they also make a sodium titanate). "Ruflux 61" is likely the same product as "Ruflux P", just milled finer.
A raw TiO2-containing mineral used in ceramics to color and variegate glaze surfaces.
Rutile mineral ground to a very fine particle size (e.g. 325 mesh) contributes titanium and iron that colors and variegates ceramic glazes.
|By Tony Hansen|
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