Production of ball clay has been reported from west Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh and Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Almost all requirement of ball clay is fulfilled from indigenous sources. It also imported from USA, Japan and UK.
- The main utility of ball clay is plastic industry due to its high bonding qualities and tensile strength.
- It is also used in blend with non-plastic to semi-plastic clays to obtain requisite strength to the bodies on drying.
- It is added in preparation of body composition of vitreous sanitary wares, bath tubes, and hotel chinaware, and floor, wall tiles.
- It is also utilized in production of porcelain, spark plugs etc.
Chemical Composition of Ball Clay
|SiO2 %||48.26 %|
|Al2O3 %||35.43 %|