Characterisation of High Abrasion Resistant Commercial Glazes
A. Tunali
Eczacibasi Building Products Co. VitrA Innovation Center Bozuyuk/Bilecik-Turkey
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In recent years high-abrasion resistance became industrially important for floor and porcelain tiles. Abrasive wear mechanism of commercial ceramic glazes were investigated by Scanning Electron Microscope, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and abrasion test using the PEI-visual evaluation technique. The study shows that anorthite is the main phase of commercial glazes, accompanied with quartz and corundum, and its properties are not good enough for high resistance. It is also observed that when mean free path of the anorthite phase decreases the wear resistance increases.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1243
PACS numbers: 81.05.Mh