A Brief History of Saggars
Posted by Tom Evans on 28-06-2021
Put basically, the saggar is a deep ceramic box used in industrial applications to hold materials or items while they’re being fired in a kiln or furnace. While they can look relatively simple, the saggar was one of the first items of kiln furniture ever invented and has been through many ups-and-downs during its long existence. We’re here to pay tribute to the elder of the ceramics world and take a look inside the saggar. The Early Age (Pre-1700s) The…
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…
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