Bentonite

Bentonite

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Formula: Al2O3.5SiO2.7H2O

A decomposition product of Volcanic Ash resulting in a super fine (colloidal) clay. The combined effect of the particle size and mineral make-up provides the unique quality that promotes plasticity in clay bodies (typically <4%), and enhancement of glaze suspension (typically <2%).

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Glaze Material Group: Alumina, Glass former

Alternative Name: Bentolite

Safety: Toxic material or hazardous as airborne dust, and/or as powder and/or in liquid suspension
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