Chapter 16. Melting Processes and Glazing Technologies: Surface Properties of Glazed Ceramic Tile

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. A. Tucci and
  2. L. Esposito

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch16

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

How to Cite

Tucci, A. and Esposito, L. (1995) Melting Processes and Glazing Technologies: Surface Properties of Glazed Ceramic Tile, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch16

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center, Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375341

Online ISBN: 9780470314616

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • glaze;
  • SEM;
  • ceramic;
  • mechanisms;
  • technologies

Summary

The influence of the melting processes and different glazing technologies on the final mechanical properties of glazed ceramic tile was studied. In particular, the surface properties of glazed ceramic tile, such as abrasion resistance and Vwkers hardness behavior, were measured in order to investigate the relationships between these properties and the production technologies. The results obtained, together with observations regarding the microstruc-tural properties of the glaze layers, showed the considerable influence of both the glazing technologies employed and the melting processes on the mechanical properties of the glazed tile surfaces. In addition, based on SEM observations of the worn samples, close relationships were found between the different abrasion mechanisms and the various glazing technologies employed.