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Clay

Product Benefits

The type and the features of the clay’s minerals (e.g: mix layers minerals or illite) influence many parameters inside the ceramic tile body. The Ball Clays are selected and characterized for their “plasticity” which dictate the bending strength of the body.

Within Sibelco group we have wide range of clay deposits:

Ukraine ball clays

  • Higher bending strength on both green and dried stage which can increase the module of rupture of porcelain tile body aiming to reduce the losses during tiles production.
  • White firing colour which improve the colour of fired tiles.
  • Low firing shrinkage which can increase the tile size and support the flatness of big size tiles.
  • Low level of organic matter that allows fast firing cycle.
  • High fusibility features, that can reduce the final porosity of ceramic body and increase the speed of the firing cycle with natural gas saving and more production yield.

German clays

  • Low level of organic matter that allows fast firing cycle
  • Stable product along supplies which support the stability of production process
  • Good logistic network and supply chain: truck, train, barge and vessel

UK clays

  • White firing colour which improve the colour of fired tiles reducing the usage of engobe in case of porcelain glazed tiles
  • The fact to provide a stable (=constant) product from batch to batch helps the customer in have a more stable “smooth” production process so he doesn’t have to change and/or adjust production parameters due unstable supply = Constant product (?)

Russian clay

  • High Alumina clay with good plasticity thanks to their clays mineral like smectite that can be used in combination with other ball clays in order to reach the required body strength.
  • White firing colour which improve the colour of fired tiles reducing the usage of engobe in case of porcelain glazed tiles.
  • Constant product

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Technical Details

CLAY Country of origin Chemical Analysis % Carbon Modulus of Rupture (Dried @ 110°C) MPa Residue %< Particle Size %< % Water Absorption
Products SiO2 TiO2 AI2O3 Fe2O3 Na2O K2O L.O.I 125µm 63µm 10µm 2µm 1100°C 1200°C
Premiere DBK1 UA 62 1.4 24 1.2 0.5 2.3 7 <0.1 10.5 4.8 95 75 <0.4
Premiere DBM3 UA 58 1.3 27 1.5 0.5 2.5 7.7 <0.1 11 4 98 90 <0.2
Premiere DBM3N UA 61 1.3 25 1.5 0.5 2.5 7 <0.1 11 4.8 95 75 <0.3
Premiere LT-3 RU 58.1 1.5 27.2 1 0.1 0.4 10.7 0.25 7.8 2.8 87 69 5
Premiere LT-PK RU 60.6 1.2 25.2 0.9 0.1 0.5 10.5 0.2 7.2 3.2 87 69 8
HV2 UK 64 1.5 23.8 0.9 0.3 2.1 6.6 0.2 0.5 90 66 0.8
Blend E UK 66 1.5 22 0.9 0.3 2.1 6.8 0.5 88 67
BK UK 70.9 1.6 18.9 0.8 0.3 1.7 5.5 0.2 82 59
FT PD DE 66.4 1.4 21.8 1 0.3 2.4 6.1 <0.1 6.6 3.5 85 68
FT P DE 66.5 1.4 22 1 0.1 2.2 6.5 <0.1 5.5 3 90 77
FT 1306 DE 61.1 1.6 24.4 2 0.3 2.3 7.6 <0.2 1.7 94 88
FT 202/3 DE 60.9 1.2 24.9 2.4 0.1 2.6 7.2 <0.1 5.6 1 90 71 1.5 0.1
FT 202 DE 67.3 1.3 19.2 3.9 0.1 2.1 4.5 2 80 60
FT PMP DE 66.8 1.5 21.3 1.3 0.3 2.4 5.9 <0.1 5.6 3.1 81 60
W104 DE 72.2 1.3 16.3 0.7 0.2 2.1 4.7 <0.1 3 6.8 70 50 9.2 2.1
SL STA DE 66.1 1.7 19.5 2.9 0.2 1.3 7 <0.3 10 3.5 71 68 5.7 0.5
SL WFM DE 70.8 1.5 18.5 0.9 0.2 1.9 5.3 <0.1 35
Premiere ST TH 60.91 0.39 26.2 1.04 7.04 0.19 3.28 81.77 43.93
Premiere WT USA 58.1 1.2 26.0 2.4 0.2 2.9 7.9 0.3
Premiere RD USA 65.0 0.9 16.5 7.5 0.8 2.5 5.5 0.2
Premiere AT USA 63.1 1.2 24.4 1.2 0.1 0.6 8.7 0.2
Premiere BL USA 60.6 1.3 26.2 1.3 0.1 0.5 9.4 0.3
Vantage RD USA 65.0 0.9 16.5 7.5 0.8 2.5 5.5 0.2 70 39
Vantage WT USA 58.1 1.2 26.0 2.4 0.2 2.9 7.9 0.3 88 48
Vantage RC-30 USA 58.5 1.3 25.8 2.3 0.2 2.9 8.1 0.4 8.2 2.1
Vantage RC-50 USA 58.5 1.3 25.6 2.5 0.2 2.6 7.9 0.4 9 3.0

 

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