Ceramic materials exist in a plurality of diverse textures for a variety of applications. Ceramic slurries consist of several components. One of these components is clay such as kaolin, which is a potassium silicate of the mineral kaolinite. Kaolin is also called china clay for historical reasons and became famous all over the world, for example, in the form of tea cups. It is created by the decomposition and transformation of silicate rocks. Pure kaolin is snow-white; when mixed with quartz or feldspath it changes to a gray-yellow color (crude kaolin, kaolin sand). Kaolin which has been created by the weathering of granite and feldspath can be found in many locations all over the world.
In the building industry ceramic materials are commonly used for tiles (for floors, countertops and fireplaces), bricks, insulators and sanitary ware. Whatever form it has in the end, at the beginning of the processing chain ceramic is processed and transported in the form of a slurry.