The clay products industries of Ontario

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 81, No. 912, 1988
G.R. GUILLET, Consulting Geologist, Woodview, Ontario
Abstract Bricks made from local Paleozoic shales, and floor and wall tiles made from imported clays, both established record production volumes in 1985 and are the strongest segments of Ontario's clay products industries. However, renewed interest in traditional materials also supports a good market for clay flower pots and flue liners, and innovative processing studies are showing promise for possible new production of clay roofing tiles. This paper reviews the highlights of a comprehensive study of Ontario's clay products industries, completed in 1986.
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Clay, Refractories, Ontario, Bricks, Tiles, Sewer pipes, Flue liners, Aggregates.
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