Chapter 14. Unique Tile Glaze Concept—Free of Pinholes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William M. Jackson II

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch14

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Jackson, W. M. (2008) Unique Tile Glaze Concept—Free of Pinholes, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch14

Author Information

  1. Climax Performance Materials Inc. Newark, DE 19714

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • glazes;
  • components;
  • pinholes;
  • gloss;
  • sheens

Summary

New Concept Glazes contain only three components: Boroflux (zinc borate), wollastonite (CaO-SiO2) and Minspar 7 or Minex 7 (nephline syenite). The fired surfaces are smooth and free of pinholes. The cost of these glazes is one-half the cost of many fritted glazes. Surfaces possible are high gloss (clear), bright sheens (semigloss mattes), and self-opacified high gloss and bright sheens. These glazes can be fast fired.