Nepheline Syenite, 270 mesh
$ 1.62 New Available online
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Nepheline Syenite, 270 mesh

$1.62

Item #: CH-NS

Quantity Discounts:
Qty: Unit Price:
5 $0.86
10 $0.63
50 $0.42
250 $0.35



Priced per pound. Quantity discounts are available.

Nepheline Syenite, 270 mesh.

Nepheline Syenite (K2O×3Na2O×4AlO3×9SiO2) is a common flux chemically similar to a soda feldspar. However, Nepheline Syenite has much different origins than soda spars, and as such, is actually much more chemically-complex. generally, nepheline syenite contains a varying blend of nepheline, iron minerals, soda feldspar and potassium feldspar, as well as silica, alumina, and calcium. Nepheline syenite is a low silica, high soda and high alumina mineral. Its high alumina content strengthens glass, and the high soda makes it a great flux.

When added to clay, Nepheline Syenite can reduce crazing tendencies. It can also significantly lower the fusing temperature of traditonally-high temperture claybodies, such as porcelain. Nepheline Syenite has beome a mainstay in the ceramics industry over the years, where it is used as a popular filler/claybody constituent in tile and industrial-garde porcelain production.

Added to glazes, Nepheline syenite increases the firing range of low-fire and mid-range glazes. Nepheline Syenite can, however, incrase crazing in glazes due to its high thermal expansion.

In ceramics, 270 mesh is the most common size used and has a medium melting and shrinking rate.



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