Melting range is mainly about boron content


Tuesday 30th December 2014

Fired at 1850. Notice that Frit 3195 is melting earlier. By 1950F, they appear much more similar. Melting earlier can be a disadvantage, it means that gases still escaping as materials in the body and glaze decompose get trapped in the glass matrix. But if the glaze melts later, these have more time to burn away. Glazes that have a lower B2O3 content will melt later, frit 3195 has 23% while Frit 3124 only has 14%).

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B2O3, Ferro Frit 3124, Ferro Frit 3195, Melting Temperature, Melt Fluidity, LOI


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