The use of raw materials available in Yazd province for manufacturing of monoprosa tile

Document Type : Original Research


1 Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University - Maybod Branch, Maybod, Iran

2 Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran


This study is conducted on the use of raw materials available in Yazd province in order to make monoprosa tile. For this reason, about one hundred various types of raw materials available in Yazd province have been studied and with regard to their chemical analysis, different bodies were made. Then, the most important properties such as density, shrinkage, green and fired strengths have been measured. Also, present phases in raw materials and the bodies were determined by x-ray diffraction method (XRD) and the thermal analysis of the samples was evaluated by dilatometry and simultaneously thermal analysis (STA). The results show that the properties of the tile samples made of the suitable raw materials in Yazd province and the tile bodies made in the Maryam tile factory are almost similar. The dilatometry and STA curves of both bodies are similar; hence, a good match between glaze used in the factory and tile samples can occur without any problem.