Keeping Ceramic Tiles Iron Free

Ceramic Tiles

When fine iron and iron-bearing minerals contaminate the raw material used to produce ceramic tiles, the consequences are costly. Such iron contamination causes visual and structural defects as well as affecting the surface finish in terms of brightness and whiteness.  Tiles failing final quality checks are commonly returned for recycling. Those passing the initial quality…

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Keeping Ceramic Tableware Iron Blemish Free

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Fine iron and iron-bearing minerals cause visual and structural defects in ceramic tableware.  Such contamination appears as small dark spots on the surface or is hidden within the body and causes premature cracking of the ceramic.  The cup, saucer or plate is then either rejected or reworked. Iron contamination The problem of iron contamination is…

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Separating Fine Iron from Powders

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Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Tramp Metal Removed from Reclaimed Kaolin

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A major UK mineral processing company has installed two large Bullet Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal from dry reclaimed kaolin. After initial discussions, Bunting conducted controlled tests in the Redditch Centre-of-Excellence.  The reclaimed kaolin had a broad particle size range, with 95% below 250 microns.  Iron contamination was approximately 1000ppm (although it could peak…

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Metal Separator Locations in a Plastics Plant

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Determining the best location to remove metal in a Plastics Processing plant can be difficult.  To assist plastics engineers, Bunting has released a Typical Plant Flowsheet showing optimum locations for metal separators.  This blog focuses on the locations, designs and types of Magnetic Separator and Metal Detector commonly used in plastics plants. A Typical Flowsheet On the flowsheet, the…

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Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors at VICTAM 2019

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Metal contamination is a common problem in the animal feed and grain industries.  Practical and proven solutions will feature on stand A029 at the VICTAM International 2019 exhibition (Cologne, Germany June 12 – 14).  The range of Master Magnets and Bunting Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors both identify and capture problematic metal that is potentially…

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