Clay is a mineral formed from the weathering and transportation by water of parent rocks which are deposited in ancient river basins from where it is now extracted.
In Refractory application, it is used either as a binder for refractory brick production, or as additives to improve plastic behavior during installation.
KT Clays of Imerys Ceramics has a wide range of high quality ball clays and kaolin perfectly suited for a variety of refractory applications.
Key properties for our ball clay include high alumina content, high plasticity, high unfired strength, highly controlled rheological properties, controlled organic content, controlled residue, and excellent workability. We offer specific ball clay products well suited for use in plasters, plastics, ramming mixes, gunning mixes, conventional castables, and low cement/low moisture/self flowing castables.
Key properties of our kaolin products are high alumina content, low iron oxide and low total alkali content. Our kaolin products are specifically developed for the refractory industry.
Main products are:
Ball Clay: Jackson, Tennessee #5, Tennessee #6, M&D
Kaolin: Hamilton, Kaolex SC, Wilson
Further information is available on these products or other specialty grades, please contact us