Sanitaryware

Sanitaryware

Mineral quality and consistency are critical in the production of sanitaryware, playing a major role in both the casting and firing stages of the manufacturing process.

For casting, the choice of minerals determines cast thickness, workability and shrinkage. In the firing process, minerals influence vitrification, strength, shrinkage, thermal expansion and colour. Our product portfolio meets all the mineral requirements for the three main types of sanitaryware - porcelain (vitreous china), fine fire clay and fire clay.

Mineral Portfolio:

Our sanitaryware mineral portfolio is divided into three main categories:

Plastic Materials

Bind a mass together so that it can be modelled and then hold its shape when dried:

  • Plastic clay blends
  • Refined ball clays
  • Refined kaolins
  • Red-firing clays
  • Prepared ceramic bodies

Fillers

Control thermal expansion and shrinkage and also allow the body to breathe during firing:

  • Silica sands and flours
  • Cristobalite
  • Dolomite

Fluxes

Reduce the fusion temperature of the ceramic body and generally form glasses if heated to a sufficiently high temperature:

  • Feldspar
  • Nepheline syenite
  • Pegmatite

Downloads

The next step in ball clay evolution

As the world’s first genuinely semi-refined clay, the SanBlend® V Range opens new blending possibilities for sanitaryware manufacturers worldwide.

Read more

Get in touch

Contact

mktadmin's picture

Complete the form below and a local Sibelco representative will get back to you as soon as possible.