Ball Clays are used in many different industries, but in particular form a vital component in ceramic manufacturing. Kaolin ("china clay") produces a very white color when it is fired, but used alone it is brittle and weak and must be mixed with ball clay to produce a workable, malleable raw material. As a result of their sedimentary origin, raw ball clays have a wide range of colors. However, many of them are valued by the ceramics industry for their white-firing properties, which are determined by the levels of iron and other coloring/fluxing oxides within the clay
A Ceramic body for sanitaryware typically includes 30% ball clay to provide plasticity and workability, 20% kaolin, 30% feldspar and 20% quartz/silica.
Ceramic tableware utilizes ball clay to provide high plasticity and a good white-fired color, combined with kaolin, feldspar and quartz
Combined with talc, feldspar, quartz/silica and kaolin, ball clays are utilized for their plasticity and bonding properties
Ball clays are also used in the production of coatings for ceramic products to ensure perfect finish.
An ability to resist the effects of extremely high temperatures makes ball clay ideal for use in refractory products such as kiln insulation and furniture.
Building materials such as bricks, clay pipes and roof tiles all contain ball clay.
Ball Clays are found in the electrical porcelain components that provide insulation from high voltage currents
These include the construction industry; horticulture, agriculture and amenity industries; used as fillers and extenders in polymers, adhesives, plastics, sealants, fertilizers and insecticides.
Ball Clay Can be grinned into powder form in various sizes generally as Mesh (#) 200#, 250# So On.
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