ALUMINA HYDRATE (ALHYD) is preferred over the calcined form in a glaze for adhesive and suspension qualities. Commonly used as a kiln wash in salt fire operations and as an aid in reducing crazing. Minimum order quantity is 1 lb.
Alumina Hydrate is used to support Silver-Clay during firing, Either make a pile on the shelf or put it in a little unglazed bowl. Alumina hydrate is also called glass release or glass kilnwash as glass will not stick to it during firing. Using Alumina Oxide will avoid the boiling off of water in the hydrate.