Bone China Dinnerware Manufacturer
To bring ceramic dinnerware of the finest quality, we at PITO China are passionately driven to making fine and luxury bone china dinnerware.
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Deluxe bone china dinnerware suitable for fancy, official and festive occasions. Superb lightness and delicate surface bring out the best of every cuisine.
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What is Bone China Dinnerware
Bone china is a strong, lightweight, and attractive material that is often used to make tableware and teaware such as plates, bowls, mugs, and teacups. China clay, china stone, and bone ash are combined with feldspar and kaolin to create bone china.
Bone china is typically recognized for its beautiful milky white hue, translucency, and lightweight but durable characteristics in ceramic items.
Due to its more expensive materials and labor-intensive manufacturing process, bone china is typically more expensive than other types of china.
Bone china is normally registered, and each piece bears its own brand and pattern.
Keep in mind that bone china does not necessarily equate to stronger china. You should still handle it carefully.
How is Bone China Dinnerware Manufactured?
Porcelain is made in a straightforward manner, just as other ceramic materials. Clay is combined with additives, sculpted, and then baked in a kiln. The identities of the component materials (which would be discussed subsequently), the kiln temperature, and, most importantly, the mullite development are the only things that are different for porcelain.
In the following paragraph, we’ll be discussing the materials used by fine porcelain dinnerware manufacturers to make this tableware, as well as the process involved in their making.
Bone China Dinnerware Materials
Bone ash: Animal bones that have been calcined, crushed, and finely powdered are used to make bone ash. Typically, calcium oxide makes up about 56% of bone ash, phosphorus pentoxide makes up 42%, and water makes up the rest. A temperature of roughly 1,000 °C is required for the calcination process.
Feldspar: Flint and aluminum silicate of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium, and barium are the main components of feldspar. Igneous and plutonic rocks are primarily composed of feldspars. Flint is a form of hard quartz that is added to the composition of porcelain as a flux.
Kaolin: A mineral called kaolinite makes up the majority of the soft, white clay known as kaolin. It is used to make ceramics, paper, paints, and other things and is naturally present in soils all over the world.
Ball clay: The most malleable clays are ball clays, which also have very little mineral impurity. They have between 10 and 25 percent mica and a significant amount of kaolinite and quartz. Ball clays are naturally found in sediments or deposits with very fine minerals. Ball clays can also contain materials such as lignite.
Bone China Dinnerware Making Process
There are six distinct and significant steps in the production of bone china. Mixing bone ash, quartz, kaolin, and ball clay together is the initial step. The main component of the mixture, bone ash, accounts for 40% to 45% of it. It is used to give bone china its characteristic whiteness and translucency.
The intended objects are created in the second stage. Depending on the needed shape, several forming techniques are used. The bone china is often formed using jiggers or plastic molds. The generated objects are referred to as "greenwares" at this point. Any surface scratches are cleaned using a sponge and water, and then the greenwares are allowed to dry.
The first firing takes place in the third stage. This is frequently called "biscuit." Before the glazing can be utilized, this must be completed. Biscuit firing can cause an object to shrink by up to 20%, and because of the possibility of damage or shattering at this point, more care is necessary during the firing.
The components needed to create the glaze for the pottery are frit and kaolin. The object is sprayed with glazing at the fourth step of manufacture.
The second burning also referred to as "glost," occurs before the bone china is finally decorated. The kiln's temperature can soar as high as 1,200 degrees Celsius. It takes the glaze melting at such a high temperature to fuse it to the biscuit.
Decorating is the sixth and last step in the production of bone china. Spraying, decal transfer, gold finishing, and original hand painting are common decoration techniques. The final firing is done after the decoration has been applied, which is usually done at a low temperature.