Chapter 3. Technological and Product Requirements for Fast Firing Glass-Ceramic Glazes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Luisa Barbieri,
  2. Cristina Leonelli and
  3. Tiziano Manfredini

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314807.ch3

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

Barbieri, L., Leonelli, C. and Manfredini, T. (1996) Technological and Product Requirements for Fast Firing Glass-Ceramic Glazes, 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.ch3

Author Information

  1. University of Modena, Modena, Italy

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:

  • materials;
  • aesthetic;
  • consumption;
  • microstructure;
  • equipment

Summary

In the ceramic tile industry, the change in firing technology from traditional double firing to the faster single firing process has involved different formulations and compositions of the glazes based on new types of glasses. In consideration of their peculiar physic mechanical and chemical properties, glass-ceramics seem to be suitable for obtaining good floor tile glazes. These innovative materials have enabled the formulation of ceramic glazes to be produced on an industrial scale, and recently some industrial formulations that were based on the classic Li2O-Al2O 3-SiO2, CaO-MgO-SiO2, and MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 systems and were compatible with the body properties have found practical application as tile glazes for fast firing technologies. This resulted in finished ceramic floor tile products having enhanced abrasion and wear resistance with improved mechanical properties. Both traditional and innovative firing technologies can be used.