Mikroman Maden quartz is purer in comparison to other ceramic raw materials with its 99.5% SiO2 content by weight, while also containing trace amounts of Fe (iron) and Ti (titanium). Coming first among the basic components required for production of ceramic and china muds and glazes, quartz constitutes an important raw material by preventing deformations and fractures during kiln drying by being used in combination with other minerals in composition of ceramic mud, serving as a framework in ceramic structures by decreasing shrinkage during curing and kiln drying, preventing deformation and providing strength, being an indispensable oxide component of ceramic glazes with the whiteness it provides, controlling thermal expansion factor of ceramic structure, helping control the hardening and water absorption processes with its low shrinkage property.

When used in combination with basic oxides quartz also acts as a vitrifying agent in glaze formulas. Use of SiO2 decreases shrinkage and therefore is used to prevent glazing fractures seen due to expansion differences in glaze formulas. Quartz crystals transform into different crystal structures like quartz, cristobalite and tridymite. On the other hand quartz extends useful life of ceramic structures by providing acid resistance.

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