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SETZ, L. F. G.; KOSHIMIZU, L.; PARDO, A. R. F. and MORELLI, M. R.. Rolling study of ceramic substrates from concentrate alumina suspensions. Cerâmica [online]. 2011, vol.57, n.344, pp.409-415. ISSN 0366-6913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0366-69132011000400006.
The ceramic substrates production by calendering, or viscous plastic processing, is interesting because inherent problems as a powder agglomeration is minimized. When the ceramic pastes shaping for this technique are produced from stabilized suspensions these problems almost inexist. This work presents the concentrate suspensions and pastes with different hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) thickener content rheological behaviors. The variables involved in calendering shaping were studied, too. The production of dense alumina substrates shaped by calendaring from concentrate suspensions (60 vol.%), stabilized with 0.02 wt.% Viscocrete 20HE and 1.5 wt.% HPMC is possible.
Keywords : rheology; ceramic substrates; calendering.