Boron in ceramics, enamels, and glazes
Optimize product quality with high-purity borates for ceramics, enamels, and glazes
Improvements in manufacturing techniques, processes, and formulations have enabled significant advances in the production of traditional, commercial, and high-tech ceramics. Key to these improvements is rigorous control of both your formulation and firing process. You must be able to rely on the quality and consistency of input materials—particularly the borates that produce frits and act as the flux and network former in ceramics, enamels, and glazes. Lower quality borates contain impurities and deliver widely variable percentages of boric oxide (B2O3), increasing the chance of defects such as pinholes, blisters, cracking, and poor adhesion. When you struggle to meet customer and industry standards, you face costly scrap and rework—a poor tradeoff that impacts your productivity, profits, and reputation.