"The term "flux" is a relative one and does not refer to any particular class of substances. A flux is any material which will lower the softening, fusion, or liquifying sic temperature of another Bases act as fluxes to siliceous substances while in basic compositions like Portland cement, silica is a flux. Feldspar is a flux for white ware mixtures, and is regarded as a refractory in the low temperature enamels. Although fluorspar is used in considerable quantities in many divisions of the ceramic industry, namely: the glassware division, the enamels division, and in the manufacture of cement, its use in the white wares division has been very limited. Because it is a powerful flux, fluorspar should make an excellent auxiliary flux to Potash feldspar, Soda feldspar, or a mixture of Potash and Soda feldspars. An eutectic composition of these three materials should make an ideal flux for the white wares industry. If successfully brought about, this flux would be another step towards successful competition with European manufacturers"--Introduction, page 1-2.
Dodd, Charles Mitchener
Materials Science and Engineering
B.S. in Ceramic Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 19 pages
© 1936 Edward Henry Frauenfelder, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass-ceramics -- Analysis
T 0000 40
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2496579~S5
Frauenfelder, Edward Henry, "The use of fluorspar as a flux ingredient in ceramic bodies" (1936). Bachelors Theses. 60.