Ceramics

One of the most well-known applications for felspar is in the ceramics industry. The Quartz Corp's minspar products are widely used in the ceramics industry.

Specific Applications:

  • Sanitaryware
  • Tiles
  • Tableware
  • Glazes
  • Ornamental and Hobby Ceramics
  • Bricks and Shapes

A ceramicist must put together a mixture of materials which, once fired, will produce a ceramic material of the right molecular composition for the final product. To achieve this, they must have knowledge of the chemical make-up of each ingredient, along with an understanding of the thermal requirements of the composition. The original components no longer exist, but are intimately fused together to form a new and different material: A ceramic body with the required shape and strength for the end use application.

Feldspar strengthens and ensures the durability of fired bodies. The Quartz Corp is one of the world's leading suppliers of high potassium, low-iron, high-fluxing feldspars, which are essential for whiteness and translucency in ceramic applications. Through a stringent control of the production processes, the Quartz Corp provides the manufacturers with assurance that the fusibility of the product satisfies the most stringent technical requirements.

Key Qualities:

  • Whiteness and strength for bathroom installations and tableware, high mechanical strength, and excellent rheology
  • Feldspar offers low iron oxide and high alkali oxide content per unit of alumina
Feldspar products are often used as fluxing agents in ceramics.