As a leading manufacturer over 20 years. Our exquisite craftsmanship can meet all your requirements!
You are here: Home » Blog » The application of iron oxide in the ceramic industry

The application of iron oxide in the ceramic industry

Views: 0     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2024-04-22      Origin: Site


facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
line sharing button
wechat sharing button
linkedin sharing button
pinterest sharing button
sharethis sharing button



Ceramic materials are widely used in daily life and industrial production due to their beauty, durability, and chemical stability. Iron oxide, as an economical and resource rich compound, plays an important role in the coloring of ceramic products, glaze preparation, and functionalization of specific ceramic products.


2. Iron oxide as a coloring agent


Iron oxide is one of the most commonly used colorants in the ceramic industry. It can provide a wide range of colors from yellow to reddish brown and then to black. The coloring effect of iron oxide in ceramic glaze depends on its addition amount, firing temperature, and interaction with other compounds.


3. Application of iron oxide in glaze


In addition to being used as a coloring agent, iron oxide is also commonly used to adjust the physical properties of ceramic glaze. It can improve the fluidity and stability of glaze, enhance the hardness and wear resistance of the glaze surface. In certain special glaze formulations, iron oxide also helps to achieve specific optical effects, such as producing rainbow or metallic luster.


4. Application in special ceramic products


Iron oxide also has its unique application in special ceramic products. For example, in the production of magnetic materials, iron oxide can be one of the main components, endowing ceramics with magnetism. In addition, nano iron oxide has potential applications in high-performance magnetic recording materials due to its superparamagnetism.


5. Environmental advantages of iron oxide


Iron oxide, as an inorganic pigment, has excellent heat resistance, weather resistance, and chemical stability, making it highly favored in environmentally friendly ceramic coatings and inks. It does not contain harmful heavy metals to the human body and is a safe and environmentally friendly coloring material.


6. Conclusion


The application of iron oxide in the ceramic industry is multifaceted, from traditional colorants to modern functional materials, and its importance is self-evident. With the continuous development of the ceramic industry, the application scope and depth of iron oxide will be further expanded.


7. Outlook


Future research can focus on developing new types of iron oxide based ceramic materials, improving their performance, and exploring the potential application of iron oxide in environmentally friendly ceramic products.

Apply Our Best Quotation
Contact us


Quick Links

Contact Us

Aozun Chemical                   
Your trustworthy chemical brand
Add: 128-1-16 HuaYuan Street, Wujin District, Chang Zhou City, China.
TEL: +86-519-83382137  
TAX: +86-519-86316850