Zirconia Ceramics

Aluminum Oxide Materials | Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & RefractoriesZirconia ceramic (Zirconium Oxide, ZrO2) offers a great ability to absorb stress compare to other ceramic materials. It offers extreme hardness, toughness, bending strength, and flexibility far beyond most other technical ceramics, in addition, they also offer excellent abrasion, corrosion, and chemical resistance, and low thermal conductivity.

Overview

Zirconia ceramics are generally used in applications that require high bending strength, high fracture, chipping, and cracking resistance, such as zirconia ceramic structural parts / components. They are ideal for extreme mechanical environments, especially in impact-prone applications. Due to the properties of crack propagation resistance and low thermal expansion, it is able to join with metals like steel (e.g.: zirconia plunger).

Zirconia offers much better durability than conventional metal alloys and steels in a variety of industries like mining, food and beverage, oil and gas, energy and battery, these industries enjoy the benefits of long service life, high production rates, and low maintenance costs brought by the zirconia ceramics.

Our advanced ceramic parts are manufactured by Yttria-stabilized Zirconia (YSZ), Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia (MgPSZ), and Alumina-toughened Zirconia (ATZ). To meet the rigorous requirements of your applications, all the parts are machined to achieve ultra-high precision.

All of the above materials offer excellent properties, but the most suitable grade will be dictated by the specific application and parts geometry design. Contact our experts for more information.

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