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Bone ash wash was developed as a coating or wash for moulds used in coating refined copper and aluminum. The heavy, uniformly adherent coating deposited by water suspension of bone ash on moulds provides extremely good resistance for castings on aluminum, copper and other metals in permanent moulds.

Bone ash is made from selected chosen bones properly leached, ground, chemically treated, calcined by a special procedure and milled to a favorable particle size.

The excellent quality of bone ash as a mould coating for metals is attributed to the internal structure of the small, individual particles. The original cellular structure of the bone is preserved, thus giving the material a high resistance to the transfer of heat.

Bone ash is primarily tri-calcium phosphate or a form of calcium hydroxyapatite.

Typical Analysis

CaO 55.25% AlO 0.06%
P2O5 41.65% FeO 0.08%
Ca3(PO4)2 96.90% Insoluble in HCL 0.60%
MgO 1.40% Loss on Ignition 0.50%
CO2 0.43% Other Elements 0.42%
SO3 0.09% Moisture nil

Screen Size U.S.S.S. (Net)

On 200 0.2% Maximum
Through 325 95% Maximum
Apparent density 0.80 gl/cc