Cellulose for Ceramic floor tiles

Ceramic & floor tiles

Celluloes HPMC Industry application solutions

Overview

Cellulose ethers are versatile, water-soluble, and highly efficient binders with excellent burnout characteristics, and for ceramics they can work as the binder that gels at elevated temperatures to improve cohesion, increase green strength, and eliminate binder migration.

They can also serve as lubricants, emulsifiers, suspending agents, and surfactants. At elevated temperatures, solutions of MaiSi® cellulose form a three-dimensional gel structure that gives extra stability to green ceramic bodies during drying and early stage firing. Thermal gelation also inhibits binder migration to surfaces, reducing the potential for stress cracks and blisters during firing.

Most importantly, MaiSi®cellulose polymers contribute remarkably plastic-like properties to ceramic mixes. With MaiSi® cellulose, ceramic processing so closely parallels thermoplastic processing that conventional plastics technology and equipment (i.e., extrusion and injection molding) can often be utilized with little modification. As a result, MaiSi® cellulose ethers present unique options for the high volume production of intricately shaped, dimensionally stable ceramic items. 

High-performance ceramics are typically formed from raw materials at room temperature and acquire their typical characteristics through a high-temperature sintering process that differs in composition from clay minerals. They have special properties such as high temperature resistance, high mechanical and chemical stability or low electrical conductivity. MaiSi® cellulose ethers are mainly used in chemical engineering of high performance ceramics as process aids.

Maisi® Cellulose HPMC MS-60

Maisi® Cellulose HPMC MS-65

Maisi® Cellulose HPMC MS-75

Maisi® VAE Re-dispersible Polymer Powder MS600

Maisi® VAE Re-dispersible Polymer Powder MS6070N

Maisi® VAE Re-dispersible Polymer Powder MS6090N