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Slip’s high viscosity: causes & remedies

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It is usually called Slip an aqueous suspension of clays and selected raw materials, achieved by a wet grinding process inside alsing mills***. To create a Slip, the three most important ingredients involved in the process are: water, fluidifyng agents and inorganic raw…

Ceramic glazes & technical defects: how to avoid the “tv effect” (the glaze’s movement towards the edges of the tile)

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As we know, ceramic glazes can be applied on the ceramic support using different methodologies depending on the technology and on the final result to be obtain. Both preparation and application of the glaze – if they are not properly managed – can cause defects during the…

Emissions: ceramic firing process & solvent’s chemical composition (used in inkjet inks)

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The issue of smell and polluting emissions deriving from the firing ceramic process is still a critical topic. In order to understand and solve the problem, it must look at the root of what’s causing it: the chemical composition of digital inks.

How to carefully calculate the dosage of additives for glaze or slurry (in the tub during the production process)?

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The use of additives in the ceramic production process – specially added to glaze or slurry – is now essential in order to obtain a product with high technical performance and refined aesthetic features marked by attention to detail.

How to calculate the picoliter drainage of a digital print head? (download the calculation form)

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To calculate the picoliter volume of an ink drop discharged by a single nozzle of an inkjet head print it is necessary to make a couple of simple calculation that keep in mind the following variables

How to manage a full-field grit application?

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The wet system requires the use of specific medium. On the other side, the dry application takes place using special machines (shot blasting applicators) that can work with two different technologies (roller or belt), both with the same purpose: spreading uniformly the grit on…