ISF for ceramic production
Ceramic is one of the most ancient building materials on our planet, dating from earlier than 10 000 years BC. Once humans found that clay mixed with water could be moulded and then fired, they started experimenting with different shapes, colours and mix designs. Nowadays, scientists and the industry have been testing a wide range of alternative materials for ceramic production, which improve the properties of the final products on the one hand and reduce the extraction of natural resources on the other. Iron-silicate fines (ISF) is such a material, which utilization leads to several benefits in different types of ceramic products (bricks, ceramic and clinker tiles & plates, roof tiles, etc.):
» Increase mechanical properties;
» Increase volume stability;
» Decrease plasticity during drying;
» Decrease linear shrinkage;
» Sustainable and cost effective.