For the evaluation of raw material suitability and the optimization of body compositions for heavy clay production, all matters concerning the following two topics must be clarified:
Which properties must the product display?
Which production technology is to be applied to the product?
The properties required of heavy clay products are customarily described in country-specific standards. Beyond such standards, however, additional criteria may also apply to a product’s particular aesthetic appeal in terms of shape, colour or chromatic interplay.
A broad range of production...