Chapter 28. The Effect of Zircon Dissolution on the Color Stability of Glazes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. R. P. Blonski

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch28

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

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Blonski, R. P. (1994) The Effect of Zircon Dissolution on the Color Stability of Glazes, 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.ch28

Author Information

  1. Ferro Corporation Cleveland, OH 44105

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;
  • dissolution;
  • opacifiers;
  • pigments;
  • crystals

Summary

It is difficult to obtain the same color in glazes in which extensive dissolution occurs and in glazes in which there is little dissolution. One reason for this is that the dissolution rates of zircon pigments and opacifiers in glazes vary with the size of the zircon crystals. In most applications, mixtures of zircon pigments and zircon opacifiers that have widely differing particle sizes are used together. This paper examines the dissolution behavior of zircon pigments and zircon opacifiers in a glaze in which significant dissolution occurs. The ability of fine-sized zircon opacifiers to stabilize zircon pigments is demonstrated.