Market is filled with wide range of technical ceramics. In many cases, metal components have been replaced by ceramic materials due to their high mechanical strength, low susceptibility to damage and a relatively high level of corrosion resistance. Their exemplary properties make them widely used in different types of industries.
What are the Properties of Ceramics?
Ceramic glass exhibits following properties that make them useful in several different industrial applications.
- Resistant towards chemicals
- Highly durable
- Scratch proof
- Quick and easy to decontaminate and clean
- Non-combustible nature
- UV resistant
- Ageing resistant
- Free from solvents
- Completely recyclable
- Superior level quality
- Quick delivery times
What are the Areas of Application of Glass?
Ceramics possess remarkable properties that make them appropriate to be used in various types of applications.
Ceramics are ideal for the use in welding. These types of glasses are made up of components like zirconium oxide that makes it tough and less prone to wear and tear at the time of welding. When used in automated production procedures, it results in significant money savings. This is because of the higher quality production and longer execution time of the machine. Some of the tasks that are performed by ceramic products in welding are:
- positioning pins
- centering pins
- ceramic dowels
- gas nozzles
- welding rollers
- pressure pieces
- weld backing
- sealing “head insulators”
- solder backing
In the Field of Testing
Testers are increasingly using ceramic products for ensuring 100% testing of different types of the manufactured components. This is especially needed in the automotive or supply industry.
As opposed to conventional plastic based components, which are highly prone to damage, and have a relatively short service life, test plugs made of technical ceramics offer high resistance to wear and tear. They are made in accordance with the specifications of customers and offer exemplary precision and stability to the user.
In the Field of Textile Industry
There is a huge demand for wear and tear resistant ceramic materials in highly innovative textile industry. Ceramic products aids in coping with the coarse loads on components while getting processing textile yarns.
Thin and delicate yarns smoothly slide over a ceramic surface that is made using aluminum oxide/ zirconium oxide. This prevents any sort of friction and irregularities that can result in snapping them. Due to this reason, ceramic products are preferred over traditionally glazed porcelain surfaces for the manufacture of technical textiles.
Uses of ceramic products in textiles industry:
- yarn guides
- friction discs
- manufacture of other components
Fluid technology requires components that are corrosion proof, exhibit high resistance towards wear and tear, and have reasonably less specific weight. Technical ceramics components have all these properties and are also biocompatible. That makes them appropriate in the food industry and medical technology.
Areas of use of ceramic products in fluid technology:
- pressure packages
- slip ring seals
The durability, efficiency, toughness and long-lasting nature of these materials makes it highly suitable and recommended material for laboratory and practice use.