Chapter 22. The Effect of Ball Clays on Tile Body Formulations

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Christopher A. Lombardo

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314807.ch22

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting and the 1995 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting and the 1995 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 1

How to Cite

Lombardo, C. A. (1996) The Effect of Ball Clays on Tile Body Formulations, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting and the 1995 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314807.ch22

Author Information

  1. Old Hickory Clay Company, Hickory, Kentucky

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375402

Online ISBN: 9780470314807

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Keywords:

  • alumina;
  • monocottura;
  • absorption;
  • thermal;
  • formula

Summary

Ball clays are used in tile body formulations to give strength and plasticity to the substrate. The presence or absence of various materials found naturally in the ball clay affect the fired properties of the tile. This study focused on the effect of two very different ball clays on fast-fire wall and floor tile formulas.