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zirconia wash : itc simple?

updated tue 30 jul 02


Craig Clark on mon 29 jul 02

I can attest to the effectiveness of ITC. In the end the application of
it will have been paid for many times over in the savings accrued through
increased firining efficiency and less wear and tear, therefore less
maintance and longer life, of the kiln.
As to the question of the relative simplicity or complexity of the
formulae, whose to say other than the man who developed ITC. One thing worth
noting is that he was working on a graduate degree in chemistry when he
began the project, from what I understand, so the path to assemblage of the
essentials may not be as easy as one may think.
I believe, though I may be mistaken, that the formula for ITC is
proprietary and that anyone may attempt to do a homemade version if they so
desire. One would probably not run into any legal problems unless a copy of
ITC were developed through some sort of reverse engineering and then sold.
To attempt such a project would most likely involve a substantial
investment of time and money. Unless the project is something of personal
interest and joy then the economics of the investigation alone, much less
the implementation of the tests, would not be benificial.
Admittedly this argument ignores the reality of economic neccessity
which is the reason that I don't "just make a few more pots to sell" every
time the plumbing doesn't work right (which it currently isn't......damn!)
and/or any other project where the services of a well paid professional
would in the end make the task and my life far simpler. Despite reason I
often have to go out there and do it myself.
Craig Dunn Clark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leland G. Hall"
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 11:54 PM
Subject: Re: Zirconia wash

> On Sat, 27 Jul 2002 10:13:11 -0700, Joyce Lee wrote:
> >> I have seen ITC coatings talked about. What is the formula for an ITC
> >> shelf coating?
> >>
> >> Barb
> >---------------------------------------------------
> >ITC is a commercial product and, as with all such products of which I'm
> >aware, the formula is not available to the public.
> >
> >Joyce
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> Yes, ITC is a comercial product that from what I have heard works really
> well, and is also too darned expesive for my meager budget. But the
> question of formula is a darned good one. I'd bet it's fairly simple.
> Maybe someone ought to analyze a sample. I'd love to make to own. Is
> legal? Any thoughts?
> Leland Hall
> Before The Wheel Enterprises
> La Pine, Oregon
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