45F is a feldspathic iron-stained kaolinized sand from Elkwater, Alberta. Plainsman Clays adds it to low-temperature red burning bodies to cut plasticity without loss color or fired maturity. Historically it was used by I-XL Industries in the manufacture of vitrified pipe and brick.
45F has almost no plasticity. It is among the few clay we stockpile that supports the growth of plants (especially weeds). The clay could have application in soil mixtures.
45F burns red on its own. It is not practical as a source of color in clay bodies because of the heavy texture it would impart for percentage needed.
45F fired bars from cone 4 (top) down to cone 03. 4% Veegum was needed to impart enough plasticity to be able to roll and cut these bars.
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