Frit KMP3110/4110 High Alkali Frit USA
Frit 4110 is often used in crystal glazes. It has high thermal expansion and is useful for substitution into glazes that are shivering.
This frit is high alkaline Lead-free, soft, sodium borosilicate. Good with copper turquoises & manganese purples.
Frit 4110 is the replacement for 3110 and 1078.
A frit is a type of ceramic glass. It is a combination of materials which are melted together to render them insoluble and resistant to acid attack. They are therefore a means of introducing certain materials into a glaze which would otherwise be toxic. Frits can be used alone as low temperature glazes e.g. Raku and Majolica, but generally they form the basis of a glaze recipe.
LEAD FRITS Glazes based on lead frits produce a shiny, durable finish and give brightness and clarity of colour when used in conjunction with oxides, stains, slips etc. While they can be used on all earthenware clays, they are particularly suited for red clay.
BORAX FRITS Borax frits are often used in the production of earthenware glazes when a lead free frit is required. Slight milkiness, especially at low temps, may be evident over red clays and the colour response with oxides etc. is not usually as vivid as with lead frits.
ALKALINE FRITS Similar to borax frits, alkaline frits are noted for their high soda and potash content. The colour response from copper and manganese is turquoise and purple/brown respectively - typical of this type of frit. Alkaline frits have a high expansion rate which makes them a suitable base for crackle glazes.
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IMPORTED USA PRODUCT
Earthenware Frit see handbook / website for full information