Processing of Clay, Ceramics & Glass – Introduction
Clay, ceramics, and glass are non-metallic materials, which are used to mould different objects and shapes, that are needed for domestic and commercial purposes.
Clay is a natural product from the earth formed from rock weathering. It is usually coloured by impurities especially iron oxide. Clay becomes wet when mixed with water. It can be moulded into different shapes in its wet form.
Clay can be processed to obtain other materials such as ceramics and glass. The clay must be prepared and any trace of sand, stones, metal scraps, plant materials, and all other impurities must be removed before using it for ceramics production.
Ceramic and glass products are commonly used in homes and offices.