Sanitaryware / Fine Fire Clay / Clay

Clay

Product Benefits

The 2 main countries for producing sanitaryware clays or ball clays are the United Kingdom and Thailand. The properties of ball clays are down to their relatively high content of colloidal and organic matter.

The main properties given to the vitreous china body by the ball clays are:

  • Rheological stability
  • Unfired strength
  • Plasticity and workability
  • Contribution to vitrification.

 

Technical Details

*This table represents a condensed version of our extensive portfolio. For more information please ask a Sibelco Sales Manager.

Clay Country of Origin Chemical Analysis % Carbon Modulus of Rupture (Dried @ 110°C) MPa Residue %< Particle Size %< % Water Absorption
Products SiO2 AI2O3 Fe2O3 Alkalis LOI 125µm 63µm 10µm 2µm 1100°C 1200°C
SanBlend 90 UK 57.5 27.1 1 2.5 10.3 1.8 8.2 0.05 93 73 8 0.5
SanBlend GC UK 64.1 23.6 1 2.3 7.4 0.4 6.6 0.05 88 62 10 0.5
SanBlend V8 UK 56.9 27.4 1.0 2.5 10.4 2 8 0.4 94 74 0.1
Sanmix FC UK 55.1 29.8 1 2.5 10.1 1.1 6.9 0.2 97 82 10 0.2
Sanmix SQ UK 54.6 29.9 1.1 2.5 10.4 1.1 6.1 0.4 96 78 9.5 0.1
SanTon 172 DE 61.4 25.2 1 2.6 7.6 0.3 5.4 0.4 2 86 64 1
SanTon FFC DE 69.5 20.1 0.8 0.9 6.5 0.2 5.8 2.5 6 79 55 1.4
ExcelBlend RMK TH 68.38 20.31 1.22 2.84 6.58 0.2 2.51 87.92 51.43
ExcelBlend RMS TH 61.11 23.95 1.59 3.23 9.36 1.47 8.37 93.4 68.23
ExcelBlend S200 TH 60.8 25.32 1.6 3 9.9 1.09 8.96 94.7 72.6
ExcelBlend S50 TH 61.46 23.79 1.54 3.23 9.31 1.41 8.08 92.62 67.54

 

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