Ceramic CMC is known to play an important role in enhancing strength, chemical inertness, & hardness of material. It is also admired for having ability to improve flexural strength of ceramic with enhanced durability. This is a composite matrix which assures high strength to weight ratio with light weight nature. Ceramic CMC is also required for managing optimum viscosity in ceramic glaze slurry for better workability.
There are several benefits of using CMC in ceramics body. It helps save dosage and increase plasticity of ceramic material. Also, it offers improved flexural strength for ceramic green. There is no residual after burning. With good dispersion & suspension, it prevents particle coagulation for the polar material. Further, the mechanical wear resistance performance is good. In milling & mechanical mixing process, the molecular chains have less damages. The CMC applied regulate the viscosity in ceramics glaze slurry. It offers ease of glazing and good rheology. Enhance the semi-glazed strength to prevent de-glazing. Hence, there is improved performance of body-glaze combination. Regulate drying time of glaze layer for better glaze slurry stability and smooth glazed. CMC in glaze decoration ensures smooth printing process, due to superior dissolving capability. It improves pattern clarity and keep same color.