Chapter 12. Thriving without Gerstley Borate

  1. William M. Carty
  1. Tony W. Hansen

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294734.ch12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2

How to Cite

Hansen, T. W. (2002) Thriving without Gerstley Borate, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294734.ch12

Author Information

  1. Digitalfire Corp, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375778

Online ISBN: 9780470294734

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Keywords:

  • gerstley borate;
  • ceramics;
  • gerstleyborate.com;
  • mineralogical properties;
  • chemical properties

Summary

The ceramic community is on alert because of the demise of Gerstley borate. Experience with commercial substitutes so far has demonstrated that the task is more difficult than at first thought and that most people did not redly understand what Gerstley borate was. Gerstleyborate.com is an ongoing Internet efort to educate and coordinate a cooperative development and education effort to create a public domain recipe named Boraq, a compound having mineralogical, chemical, and physicor properties similar to those of Gerstley borate. The experience has taught suppliers, users, and educators many valuable lessons.