Chapter 2. Application of Texas Bentonites in Structural Clay Brick Formulations

  1. William Smothers
  1. Warren Kotacska1 and
  2. J. Kyle Draper2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320242.ch2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting, and the 1984 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, No. 11/12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting, and the 1984 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, No. 11/12

How to Cite

Kotacska, W. and Draper, J. K. (1984) Application of Texas Bentonites in Structural Clay Brick Formulations, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting, and the 1984 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, No. 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320242.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Southern Clay Products Box 44, Gonzales, TX 78629

  2. 2

    Oklahoma Brick Co. Muskogee, OK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374207

Online ISBN: 9780470320242

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Keywords:

  • pelletization;
  • methylene;
  • bentonite;
  • extrudate;
  • moisture

Summary

Texas bentonlte additions were made to Oklahoma clay brick formulations lacking natural clay colloid. Significant Improvements In extrudate quality (reduction In surface lamination, ease In extrusion) and green strengths were realized with as little as 0.5 to 1.0% bentonlte additions.