Fused Zirconia Powder
Fused zirconia is produced from zircon sand, one of the minerals found in heavy mineral sand sedimentary deposits derived from the alteration of granitic or alkaline rocks. To make fused zirconia, zircon sand is reduced and fused in an electric arc furnace under a temperature exceeding 2,600°C. Once the fused zirconia has cooled down, it is crushed and sized to fit the required specifications.
Unique Characteristics of Fused Zirconia Powder
Good mechanical properties and stability at high-temperatures
Superior thermal and corrosion resistance
Consistency of its physical and chemical characteristics
High chemical inertness
Fused Zirconia Applications
Fused zirconia has many unique and complex properties that make it suitable for various high-end refractory, ceramic, and electronics applications.
Fused Zirconia Powder Applications
Refractories used to produce steel and glass products
Manufacture of heat resistant refractory materials and shapes
Fused cast brick for glass furnaces
Special refractories - slide gates, long nozzles, and crucibles
Ceramic filters - foundry casting
Ceramic colors and glazes
Fused Zirconia powders are used to prepare ceramic pigments that form the basis of most colorants used for tableware, sanitary ware, floor and wall tiles. They resist high-temperature firing processes, and the unique crystal structure of zirconia enables it to make a wide selection of colored stains ready for application to ceramic tiles.
Friction products in the auto industry - brake linings
Technical ceramics and electronics - setter plates and saggers
Zirconium Metals and Alloys
Zirconium sponge for structural parts for reactors in the nuclear industry
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