Order our white clays, bulk milled clays & bagged clays for any application that requires high quality, precision and processing. Our white clays & bulk milled bagged clays are renowned for their plasticizing abilities.
Claypro Australia offers various clays to suit different customers' needs such as pottery clay, ball clay, ceramic clay and straw bale renderers' clay.
Ceramics: Ball clays are used in many different industries, but in particular form a vital component in ceramic manufacturing. Kaolin ("China Clay") produces a very white colour when it is fired, but used alone it is brittle and weak and must be mixed with ball clay to produce a workable, malleable raw material. As a result of their sedimentary origin, raw ball clays have a wide range of colours, however many of them are valued by the ceramics industry for their white-firing properties, which are determined by the levels of iron and other colouring/fluxing oxides within the clay.
Sanitary-ware: A "ceramic body" for sanitary ware typically includes 30% ball clay to provide plasticity and workability, 20% kaolin, 30% feldspar and 20% quartz/silica.
Tableware: Ceramic tableware utilizes ball clay to provide high plasticity and a good white-fired colour, combined with kaolin, feldspar and quartz.
Wall and floor tiles: Combined with talc, feldspar, quartz/silica and kaolin, ball clays are utilized for their plasticity and bonding properties.
Glazes and engobes: Ball clays are also used in the production of coatings for ceramic products to ensure the perfect finish.
Refractory clays: An ability to resist the effects of extremely high temperatures makes ball clay ideal for use in refractory products such as kiln insulation and furniture.
Construction ceramics: Building materials such as bricks, clay pipes and roof tiles all contain ball clay.
Electrical porcelain insulators: You will find ball clays in the electrical porcelain components that provide insulation from high voltage currents.F
Non-ceramic applications: These include the construction industry; horticulture, agriculture and amenity industries; use as fillers and extenders in polymers, adhesives, plastics, sealants, fertilizers and insecticides.
Road Base additive and rendering
Claypro was first introduced to the pavement materials market in 2004 due to VicRoads tightening it specification with regard to the Plasticity Index (PI) in Class 1 Pavement Materials.