Sanitaryware / Vitreous China / 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.

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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 45µm 10µm 2µm 1100°C 1200°C
Ball clay UK 90 UK 57.5 27.1 1 2.5 10.3 1.8 8.2 0.05 93 73 8 0.5
Ball clay UK 75 UK 54.1 28.8 1 2.4 11.8 2.4 7.9 0.1 95 77 9 0.2
Ball clay UK SV UK 56.2 27.7 1.4 2.1 11.3 2 6 0.01 93 69 6.3
Ball clay UK V7 UK 53.8 29.5 1.1 2.5 11.5 1.9 6.78 0.3 95 80 0.1
Ball clay UK V8 UK 56.7 27.4 1.1 2.5 10.4 2 8 0.4 94 74 0.1
Ball clay UK V9 UK 55.8 28.4 1 2.5 10.7 1.6 6.1 0.2 85 76 0.2
Ball clay UK V10 UK 57.9 27.4 1 2.1 10.1 1 4.28 0.5 91 65 6.5
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
Sanmix 55 UK 53.4 30.2 1 2.5 11.3 1.7 6.2 0.4 96 81 8.5 0.7
Sanmix PC UK 55.6 29.6 1.3 1.8 10.3 0.7 3.3 0.6 2 92 67 11 0.1
SanTon Standard DE 54.3 30.4 1.2 2.2 10.1 1.1 6 1.3 4 89 68 0.4
SanTon L DE 58.7 27.5 1 2 9 0.8 5.7 1.3 4 81 57 0.7
SanTon Roco DE 64.6 23 1 2 7.3 0.5 5.3 1.5 3.5 83 60 0.7
EXCELBLEND RMK TH 68.4 20.3 1.2 2.8 6.6 0.2 2.51 0 2.95 88 51
EXCELBLEND RMS TH 61.1 23.9 1.6 3.2 9.4 1.5 8.37 0 1.5 93 68
EXCELBLEND S200 TH 60.8 25.3 1.6 3 9.9 1.1 8.96 0 1.04 95 73
EXCELBLEND S50 TH 61.5 23.8 1.5 3.2 9.3 1.4 8.08 0 3.2 93 68
EXCELCAST MC TH 62.1 23.3 1.9 3.2 9.7 1.3 8.98 1.7 3.53 93 65
EXCELCAST MS TH 62.1 23.1 2.2 3.1 9.6 1.4 9.43 1 3.44 94 66
Ball clay kaolin T100 TH 54.2 29.4 1.14 11.9 1.61 93.4 66.3
Ball clay kaolin T110 TH 53.28 31.74 1.12 12.57 1.308 94 67

 

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