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In spite of many improvements, both in the knowledge of new clay-based materials and their interaction, and in the technical equipment to be used, the ceramics industry still finds itself confronted in practice with abnormal reactions of the ceramic bodies, technically inexplicable losses during drying and firing, and variations of properties in the finished products. These phenomena are incompatible with the assumed consistency of the raw materials and the normal behaviour of the equipment in the fabrication processes. The purpose of the research described in this book, which relates to a series of R&D activities in the Raw Materials Sector over a period of three years, was to enhance the basic knowledge of clays, to improve understanding of the relationship between materials composition and products after drying and firing, and to identify, analyse and possibly eliminate ceramic fabrication faults which lead to losses for industry.

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Authors: NOSBUSCH H, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);MITCHELL I V, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11820 EN (1988) 121 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-315-0
Record Number: 198911262 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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