The ceramic industry faces a delicate dilemma, manufacture large, durable and aesthetic pieces without compromising on cost.
In this context, Coatex with its strong know-how of water and minerals interfaces has developed a range of additives, Terrablend™ including:
- Dispersing and grinding agents for tile body, slip casting, glaze,
- Thickeners and suspending agents for glaze.
Clays grinding optimized, drying costs minimized
Obtaining controlled particle slips requires wet grinding at low viscosity and with low water content to avoid drying costs.
Terrablend™ range offers dispersants in liquid form to reach an optimum efficiency while blended with other dispersants (silicate):
- In tile manufacturing before spray drying,
- In sanitary ware before mould filling.
Focus on… tile manufacturing
Terrablend™ GX CE is a dispersant which tackle dispersing tasks in many areas of ceramic thanks to its versatility.
While plastic clays are mostly used, Terrablend™ 44 shows its efficiency.
It has been tested in optimized blends of silicate to outperform the performances of existing solutions.
Less water to be evaporated => Less fuel consumption with a stable process
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Thickening and stabilization of glaze
Alone or formulated in the medium as thickener / stabilizing agent Terrablend™ GS 17, is a cationic copolymer used as a dispersing agent for non alkaline engobes for back tile coating, to protect oven soles and rollers.
It demonstrated efficiency at low pH to produce neutral engobes that will have no impact on the glazed surfaces of packaged tiles. In a liquid form, easy to use compare to CMC powder.