Chapter 28. The Growing Significance of Inclusion Pigment Stains in the Ceramics Industry

  1. William Smothers
  1. Werner Voelker

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch28

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Voelker, W. (2008) The Growing Significance of Inclusion Pigment Stains in the Ceramics Industry, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch28

Author Information

  1. Degussa AG Frankfurt, W. Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374696

Online ISBN: 9780470320365

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Keywords:

  • ceramic;
  • synthesized;
  • homogeneously;
  • characteristics;
  • pigments

Summary

Inclusion pigments represent a new generation of inorganic, high-temperature-stable pigments for ceramic applications. By including colored, inorganic compounds in a zirconium silicate crystal, the coloring characteristics of these compounds are combined with the stability characteristics of the zirconium silicate. Great technical importance has already been attained today by CdS/CdSe inclusion pigments for the color range of red-orange-yellow. They are synthesized through the inclusion of CdS-CdSe mixed crystals during the reaction of ZrO2 with SiO2. These stains are thermally stable up to about 1400oC and are used primarily for the coloring of vitreous coatings.