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Ceramics

Our Altifil™ and Altiplus™ products can be used in ceramics due to its excellent heat shock and creep resistance properties.  Pyrophyllite is also used to manufacture wall tiles, ceramic bodies and whiteware, vitreous china and stoneware. Both products impart strength to fired ceramic products and can be used in refractory, ceramics, dinnerware and sanitaryware applications.  As a valuable refractory raw material, our product has the following properties:

  • Permanent expansion
  • Excellent reheat stability
  • Low hot load deformation
  • Low reversible thermal expansion
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • High resistance to molten ingress

The permanent expansion is resulted from dehydration between 650◦C and 870◦C which corresponds generally to the greatest weight loss and the percentage of expansion on the particle size.  When exposed to temperatures above 1050◦ C, a transformation to mullite corresponds to significant increases in all aspects of its mechanical properties: compression strength, flexural strength and hardness.

Altifil™ and Altiplus™ functions include:

  • Fluxing agent
  • Frit, glazes and engobe properties
  • Glaze body fit
  • Mechanical properties
  • Thermal shock resistance

Altifil™ and Altiplus™ applications include:

  • Automotive ceramics
  • Corderite-mullite refractories
  • Electroceramics
  • Frits, glazes
  • Floor and wall tile
  • Large format tiles
  • White body tiles
  • Thin tiles
  • Porcelain tile
  • Sanitaryware
  • Tableware

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