Ceramics ( Glaze )

In many different types of glazes Acti-Gel® 208 has demonstrated improvements in processing, raw material reduction and, most importantly, the finished quality of the glazed piece. Acti-Gel® 208 offers greater formulating latitude to replace other ingredients that are known to create certain quality problems, like pinholes. Some examples are:

Frit Tile Glaze – Acti-Gel® 208 allows a 50% reduction in kaolin and complete removal of Bentone EW & sodium hexametaphosphate.

Rotary Disc Tile Glaze – Acti-Gel® 208 can eliminate the use of Bentonite and STPP and reduce kaolin and CMC by half. Grinding times are lower as well due to less kaolin in the formula.

Let us show you how Acti-Gel® 208 can improve your production with these benefits in glazes:

  • Reduce dry times by up to 75%

  • Smoother, glossier surface finish

  • Reduce blistering or “pop-off’s” and pinholes.

  • Higher glaze-body adhesion

  • Better spray properties

  • Reduce or eliminate CMC, HMS, bentonite, and kaolin while achieving the same density and viscosity.

  • Excellent anti-settling, with reduced segregation and no hard packing

  • Reduce glaze dripping and sagging and eliminate glaze runoff

  • Lower costs