|Monthly Tech-Tip |
The powder was simply put into it and fired. Sintering is just beginning.
Bentonite can make a clay body instantly plastic, only 2-3% can have a big effect. It also suspends slurries so they don't settle out and slows down drying.
National Standard 325 Bentonite
A densification process occurring within a ceramic kiln. With increasing temperatures particles pack tighter and tighter together, bonding more and more into a stronger and stronger matrix.
|Temperatures||Comparison of frit melts at 1650F (900C) (1650-)|