Evaluation of Etybank-Kirka borax solid wastes of Turkey in wall tile glazes

KARASU B., KAYA G., Kozulu R.

Whitewares and Materials, St.Louis, MO, United States Of America, 28 April - 01 May 2002, vol.24, pp.178 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24
  • City: St.Louis, MO
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.178
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Borax, as a raw material, has a wide range of application in both the ceramic and glass industry. Turkey is fortunate to have an abundant supply of borax deposits. In Turkey, even the borax solid wastes produced during the ore preparation stage require utilization. Therefore, in this study, boron oxide rich concentrated wastes from one of the Turkey's major borax companies was investigated to determine its potential as a raw material in wall tile glazes. Testing was carried out on the body-glaze fit, coloring values, and physical properties. It was concluded that the relevant wastes could easily be used in wall tile glazes without causing undesired consequences.