Chapter 12. What is a Low-Lead Glaze?

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Richard A. Eppler and
  2. Douglas R. Eppler

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Eppler, R. A. and Eppler, D. R. (2008) What is a Low-Lead Glaze?, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch12

Author Information

  1. Eppler Associates Cheshire, CT 06410

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • lead oxide;
  • leadless glazes;
  • mole ratio strontia;
  • zinc oxide;
  • seger formula

Summary

If a glaze is to contain lead oxide, it should contain a sufficient quantity to obtain the benefits of lead oxide. Because of the high molecular weight of lead oxide, the minimum useful concentration of lead oxide is 5-8 wt%.