Ceramic tiles containing diopside and clay raw materials from Khakassia

Research paper by A. D. Shil’tsina, V. I. Vereshchagin

Indexed on: 01 Mar '00Published on: 01 Mar '00Published in: Glass and Ceramics


A local variety of diopside rock is investigated with a view to using it in ceramic-tile mixtures. Specifics of sintering and phase formation of ceramics are determined for the combination of diopside rock and local clays from Khakassia. A diagram is developed for choosing a tile mixture composition with the required degree of sintering. Properties of various-purpose tiles of optimum compositions are described.