Transactions of the INDIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Vol. 05 1946
USE OF INDIAN ZIRCON SAND IN ENAMELS.
D. K. PATWARDHAN.
DOI : 10.1080/0371750X.1946.10877788
Zirconium oxide as an opacifier for enamels has been
known for a. long time but in India tin oxide and antimony
oxide have been the most popular. Both of these opacifiers
have become difficult to obtain due to war. India does not
possess any great reserves of tin and antimony but zirconium
occurs in the form of sand on the sea beach of Tra.vancore
State. From here a. good deal of this material is exported
to the U.S.A. and United Kingdom. The present investigation
was undertaken to find the best way to use this Indian
zircon sand in place of tin oxide and antimony oxide in