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Cellulated Ceramics for the Structural Clay Products Industry

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Cellulated clay products suitable for structural uses and having fine, uniform cellulation, low density, high strength, accurate dimensions, large unit size, open or closed cells, and high or low absorption have been developed. Materials, methods of manufacture, and properties of foamclay, a lightweight material for interior applications, are presented together with the results of a pilot‐plant operation. Compositions and firing techniques are given for the manufacture of large firebloated units from buff‐burning fire clays. The firebloated products are characterized by low density and high strength and can be produced with either high or zero absorption. The industrial applications and future possibilities of these products are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Publication date: April 1, 1953


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