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Clay

Product Benefits

Combined with talc, feldspar, quartz/silica and kaolin, ball clays are utilized for their plasticity and bonding properties.

Ukrainian ball clays

  • Higher bonding strength at both green and dried stage which can increase the module of rupture of the porcelain tile body, with the aim of reducing losses during tile production
  • White-firing colour which improves the colour of fired tiles, reduces the usage of engobe in porcelain glazed tiles, improves colour development in coloured unglazed porcelain tiles, and reduces the usage of whitening agent in superwhite bodies.
  • Low firing shrinkage which can increase tile size and support the flatness of larger sized tiles.
  • Low level of organic matter that allows a fast firing cycle.
  • High fusibility features that can reduce the final porosity of the ceramic body and increase the speed of the firing cycle, saving on natural gases and increasing production yield.

German clays

  • A wide range of products which can be tailor made based on customer requests, from coloured clays up to white firing clays, with a different level of plasticity.
  • Low level of organic matter that allows a fast firing cycle.
  • Stable product along supplies which support the stability of the production process.

UK clays

  • White firing colour which improves the colour of fired tiles and reduces the usage of engobe in porcelain glazed tiles.
  • Constant product

Russian clay

  • High alumina clay with good plasticity thanks to clay minerals 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 and reduces the use of engobe in porcelain glazed tiles.
  • Constant product
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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 TiO2 AI2O3 Fe2O3 Na2O K2O L.O.I 125µm 63µm 10µm 2µm 1100°C 1200°C
High Alumina Clays
LT-2 Russia 53.5 1.7 30.1 1 0.1 0.3 12.1 <0.4 8.4 2.5 92 75 4.5
Premiere DBX-2 Ukraine 55 1.4 30 0.9 0.4 2.2 9.5 2 98 87 <0.1
Premiere DBY-1 Ukraine 56.3 1.4 29 0.9 0.4 2 9.2 3 97 85 <0.1
Premiere DBY-2 Ukraine 57.5 1.4 28 0.9 0.4 2.2 8.8 2 97 85 <0.1
Premiere DBY-3 Ukraine 58 1.4 27 0.95 0.5 2.1 7.8 <0.1 11.5 4 96 82 <0.2
Premiere DBM-1 Ukraine 59 1.4 27 1.1 0.4 2.3 8.0 4 99 85 <0.3
Premiere DBM-2 Ukraine 59 1.4 27 1.3 0.4 2.2 7.9 4 99 85 <0.3
Premiere DBM-3 Ukraine 58 1.3 27 1.5 0.5 2.5 7.7 <0.1 11 4 98 90 <0.2
Premiere DBY-4M Ukraine 60 1.4 27 0.95 0.4 2.2 7.5 4 96 79 <0.1
Premiere DBY-4 Ukraine 60 1.3 26 1 0.5 2.2 7.5 <0.1 11 4.5 96 75 <0.2
Premiere DBM-3T Ukraine 60 1.4 26 1.2 0.4 2.2 8.0 4 96 79 <0.2
ST Thailand 60.91 0.39 26.2 1 7 0.2 3.3 81.77 43.93
BL USA 60.6 1.3 26.2 1.3 0.1 0.5 9.4 0.3 94 71
Medium Alumina Clays
Premiere DBR-1 Ukraine 61.5 1.4 25 1.9 0.4 2 7 4 96 78 <0.2
Premiere DBM-3N Ukraine 61 1.3 25 1.5 0.5 2.5 7 <0.1 11 4.8 95 75 <0.3
Premiere DBK-0 Ukraine 61.5 1.4 25 1.1 0.4 2.2 7.6 4 96 76 <0.3
Premiere DBK-1 Ukraine 62 1.4 24 1.2 0.5 2.3 7 <0.1 10.5 4.8 95 75 <0.4
Premiere DBK-1N Ukraine 63 1.4 24 1 0.4 2.2 7 4 96 75 <0.3
Premiere DBK-2N Ukraine 63.2 1.4 24 1 0.4 2.2 7 4 94 72 <0.3
FT 1306 Germany 61.1 1.6 24.4 2 0.3 2.3 7.6 <0.2 1.7 94 88
FT 202/3 Germany 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
AT USA 63.1 1.2 24.4 1.2 0.1 0.6 8.7 0.2 85 65
Low Alumina Clays
Premiere DBK-3 Ukraine 64 1.5 23 1.7 0.4 2 6.6 4 94 72 <0.3
Premiere DBK-2E Ukraine 65.8 1.4 22 0.9 0.4 2.2 6.5 5 94 67 <0.1
Premiere DBK-2F Ukraine 65.4 1.4 22 1.5 0.4 2 6.5 5 93 68 <0.1
Premiere DBK-2 Ukraine 66.3 1.5 21 1.3 0.4 2.2 6.5 5 94 67 <0.1
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 P Germany 66.5 1.4 22 1 0.1 2.2 6.5 <0.1 5.5 3 90 77
FT PD Germany 66.4 1.4 21.8 1 0.3 2.4 6.1 <0.1 6.6 3.5 85 68
FT PMP Germany 66.8 1.5 21.3 1.3 0.3 2.4 5.9 <0.1 5.6 3.1 81 60
FT 1512 Germany 67.8 1.4 21.1 0.8 0.3 2.3 5.9 <0.1 3.5 1.5 6.2- 78 58 1.7
SL STA Germany 66.1 1.7 19.5 2.9 0.2 1.3 7 <0.3 10 3.5 71 68 5.7 0.5
FT 202 Germany 67.3 1.3 19.2 19.2 0.1 2.1 4.5 2 80 60
SL WFM Germany 70.8 1.5 18.5 0.9 0.2 1.9 5.3 <0.1 35
W104 Germany 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
GN Ball Clay Thailand 64.1 0.6 22.7 1.3 8.2 1 6.2 4.2 91.9 62.2

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