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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 levelling, rheology, speed-of-drying, etc. Among potters, it is common for glazes to have zero additives.
|Materials||Mineral Colloid BP|
|Materials||Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate Hydrated|
|Materials||Constrabind NS-1001 V i|
Binders are glues that harden ceramic powders as they dry. They enable improved surface adherence. And slower drying.
Ceramic glazes are glasses that have been adjusted to work on and with the clay body they are applied to.