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IPS Ceramics - Cleaning Guide for Cordierite Kiln Shelves and Batts

Cleaning Guide for Kiln Shelves

Posted by Callum on 18-02-2021

IPS Ceramics understands that maintaining your kiln shelves is an extremely important part of glost firing. Neglected shelves (also known as batts and tiles) can result in flakes of wash getting on to your beautifully glazed surfaces or can cause ware to stick to shelves where glaze has previously dripped. To get the best life from your shelves, it is crucial to stay on top of cleaning tasks and to know how to apply a wash coating to your kiln…

IPS Ceramics - Alumina Tiles

Alumina Tiles Explained

Posted by Callum on 05-02-2021

Alumina is a cost-effective and widely used material for a wide range of industrial applications. IPS Ceramics have developed alumina tiles that are optimised for maximum wear and corrosion resistance. Alumina has a high density, diamond-like hardness with superior mechanical strength properties. This makes it the material of choice for a range of demanding applications. Suitable for Many Applications Alumina tiles are mainly used in three types of application. Larger, thin tiles are often used as support plates for sintering…

IPS Ceramics - The Best Products for Santiaryware

The Best Kiln Furniture Products for Sanitaryware

Posted by Tom Evans on 01-12-2020

Firing sanitaryware offers a series of unique challenges – sanitaryware products tend to be bulky and heavy items which place significant structural demands on kiln furniture; they can have complicated designs which aren’t easily supported by singular flat surfaces; and they are fired at relatively high temperatures (up to 1280 °C / 2340 °F). It’s a demanding industry which requires dependable solutions. IPS Ceramics have designed many specialist products for the sanitaryware industry. What are the most commonly used items…

Benefits Of Kiln Furniture

4 Benefits Of Using Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Posted by Callum on 17-02-2020

Cordierite is commonly used to make kiln furniture for refractory applications, in part due to its good thermal shock properties, low thermal expansion and thermal conductivity. A relatively cost-effective material, cordierite kiln furniture is commonly used to hold and support products during heat-treatment processes (such as firing or sintering) at temperatures up to 1300 ºC (2372 ºF). At IPS Ceramics, we have a long-standing reputation for supplying cordierite kiln furniture to international ceramics industries. This extensive experience, spanning over a…

Kiln Furniture Silicon Carbide Kiln Car Setup

What Is Kiln Furniture Made Of?

Posted by Callum on 09-12-2019

At IPS Ceramics, we supply cordierite kiln furniture to the global ceramics industry and have done so for a collective 250+ years. The term kiln furniture is a broad one which encompasses a wide range of products, including: Kiln shelves Batts Tiles and plates Cover batts Tubes and beams Props and fittings Profile setters Rollers Saggars Stools T-cranks, Y-cranks and pin crank systems Kiln furniture must be stable, resistant to thermal shock cracking, lightweight, and able to withstand not only extreme…