Binder Burn Out

Binder burnout is a processing step that occurs before sintering, where the unfired or "green" body is heated until the polymer binder is burned out of the ceramic form. Polymers are often added to ceramic particles to promote higher densities and improved green strength.

Challenges

The green body, or pre-fired ceramic, must have sufficient strength to hold its shape after being pressed. It is also important to know how long the refractory needs to be held at a certain temperature to make sure all of the binder has volatilized.

Market

The market for this application is mostly industrial. Many companies that have a burnout stage in their process do not realize how useful our kilns can be and at lower initial and operating costs. L&L encourages anyone interested in using our products for this application to contact us.

Kilns

The size of the work required will dictate which kiln series applies to your process. For projects requiring longer hold times at hotter temperatures, you will want to consider a kiln with the quad element design and perhaps heavy-duty thermocouples. APM elements are also available as an upgrade for any of our kilns. For more information on these upgrades please search our information database on our website or contact and L&L technician.

Recommended Kilns

The L&L Flagship Kiln: Six popular Easy-Fire models. Multi-Zone control. Sectional. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.5 to 10.2 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
High Power Production version of Easy-Fire Series with "Quad" element design. Multi-Zone Control. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 6.7 To 10.2 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
A Special Design Just for Crystalline Glaze. Cone 12. Multi-Zone COntrol. Type S Thermocouples. K25 firebrick. Quad elements.
Small Kiln for Hobby Use and Glaze Testing. One-Touch or DynaTrol program controls. Various voltages and amp ratings.
Affordable front-loading kilns with professional features like an 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, cooling vent and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Large Heavy-Duty Front-Loading Kilns. Includes 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Customizable Automatic Zoned Top-Loading Kilns - up to 45" tall. Multi-Zone control. Sectional with plug in control panel. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.6 to 17 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
Jupiter Kilns that pull apart for easy loading of sculpture
Large Square and Rectangular Production kilns. Multi-Zone Control. Floor-standing panel. Spring-loaded hinge. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 5 To 34.5 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
Bell-Lift Production Kilns
100 cubic feet Bell Lift Kilns for Industry. Cone 10.
Custom Configured and Designed for Industrial Applications