Chapter 11. Iron Zircon Pigments

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Chi-Hang Li1,
  2. Douglas R. Eppler2 and
  3. Richard A. Eppler2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch11

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Li, C.-H., Eppler, D. R. and Eppler, R. A. (1994) Iron Zircon Pigments, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Lowell Lowell, MA 01825

  2. 2

    Eppler Associates Cheshire, CT 06410

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375129

Online ISBN: 9780470313916

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Keywords:

  • manufacture;
  • zirconia;
  • pink pigment;
  • premilling;
  • cadmium

Summary

In the manufacture of an iron zircon pink pigment, the reaction between iron oxide and zirconia must occur before the reaction forming the pigment. Techniques of precalcining, or premilling, which improve the contact between the iron oxide and the zirconia, serve to increase the strength of the final pigment.