QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How does a clay conditioner work and what is the benefit?

By Yaiza Paños 05-Oct-2018 15:30:00

Using a clay conditioner can help in different ways depending on what stage of the production process you use it in, what type of clay you have or even the type of clay conditioner itself. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Clay additives

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can I know what is the best product for my process?

By Yaiza Paños 06-Sep-2018 07:00:00

There is a wide variety of conditioners available in the market, but it's not always easy to find the right one for your clay specifications. Our technicians have experimented with different products and clays and they have a few comments to make.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Clay additives

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can we measure results of a clay conditioner?

By Yaiza Paños 05-Jul-2018 07:04:00

Clay conditioners can bring several benefits to your production process, but how can you measure effectively its effects on your specific process? We have asked this question to our R&D experts in the ceramic lab and this is what they have answered.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Structural, Decorative, Clay additives

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How much clay conditioner should I add?

By Yaiza Paños 07-Jun-2018 07:00:00

Once you have decided that using a clay additive will be the best solution for your production problem, you have to decide what quantity is the best for your specific production process. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Clay additives, Structural

The importance of ceramic research in Australia

By Blake Stacey 31-May-2018 07:00:00

Blake Stacey, technical consultant in Real Material Solutions  (https://real-mat-sol.com) who has worked for many years in the ceramics sector, has written a testimony about solving production problems and finding the best way to work with the difficult clays on Western Australia. Here we share some of his thoughts:

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Temaer: Structural, Clay additives, Ceramics

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Where is the best place to add a ceramic additive?

By Yaiza Paños 03-May-2018 16:23:00

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is where to introduce the clay additive during the manufacturing process. This month we will recommend you where to place your conditioner. 

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, Clay additives

Using clay conditioners to optimize the drying of large structural bricks

By Bill Daidone 26-Apr-2018 12:01:00

 Structural Bricks

Structural bricks provide greater insulation, more protection from the elements, and the appeal and durability that have always made clay brick a desirable building material. The manufacturing of large structural clay brick presents challenges to brick makers in two of the critical processes involved in brick making, extrusion and drying. In this blog we will focus on the drying part of the process.

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Temaer: Structural, Drying, Clay additives

Why is sustainable ceramic production important?

By Yaiza Paños 29-Mar-2018 07:31:00

In August 2017, humans had already used up more natural resources than the Earth could renew for the whole year. This means that last year, humanity lived on “credit” from the Earth from August to December. There are studies predicting a consumption of 2 whole planets every year by the year 2050.  Our ecological footprint as a society is increasing and we are reaching Earth Overshoot day each year earlier.  You can calculate your ecological footprint and surprise yourself with how many planets you would need to keep up with your lifestyle. Our planet is crying out for help and we need to understand the urge for a more sustainable style of living.

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Temaer: Other, Clay additives, Sustainability, Ceramics

BENEFITS OF USING ADDITIVES IN A BRICK PRODUCTION

By Jeff Zamek 19-Oct-2017 08:30:00

 In the past, potters used to “age” their moist clay in damp cellars or storage containers for years to achieve the effects that are now possible after a few minutes of clay mixing. 

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Temaer: Structural, Refractory, Clay additives

Brick and roof tile manufacturing with less water involved

By Jonathan Savage 23-May-2017 00:00:00

Various amounts of water are added within brick and tile manufacturing depending upon which process route you choose. A stiff extrusion may have water content as low as 10% while a soft mud factory may be as high as 30%. With hand made and water-struck products, this water addition value may even go higher. However, although these levels of water may be advantageous for manufacturing, they still require to be driven out during the drying process to enable the products to be fired.

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Temaer: Clay additives, Structural

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