Clay Additives are added to the slip and/or the clay to attain a specific texture or colour.
The three types that we offer are :-
- Gum Arabic
- Sodium Silicate
- Veg Stain
Gum Arabic is a fine powder which gives elasticity to the clay when producing fine china pieces, such as figurines or flowers.
Sodium Silicate is added to the slip as a de-flocculant, which prevents particles in the slip from sticking together. This improves the quality and the flow of the casting slip.
Veg Stains allow the manufacturer to add different colours to the clay, in order to identify different types of clay body during the clay and casting process.