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Steatite – Magnesium Silicate

Steatite Ceramics are excellent electrical insulators. Our steatite products are low cost materials having good mechanical strength, great electrical insulating properties, good wear and corrosion resistance and can function at safe operating temperatures up to 1000°C. Typical applications include, but are not limited to, electric heating elements, igniters, lamp bases/sockets, resistors, stand offs, band heaters, knife sharpeners, thermocouple cores, thermostat pins, load banks, ovens, furnaces, connectors, spacers, electrostatic air clearners, relays, switches, fuses, substrates, sensors, stiffening rods.

Alumina – 96% Aluminum Oxide

Alumina Ceramics have excellent electrical, wear resistance, and high temperature properties. Our Alumina products also exhibit excellent mechanical strength, and can function at safe operating temperatures up to 1550°C. Typical applications include, but are not limited to, electrical heating elements, fuses, igniters, resistors, stand offs, thermocouple cores, load banks, ovens, furnaces, connectors, knife sharpeners, substrates, heat sinks, sensors and spacers.

Alumina – 99.8%  Dense Aluminum Oxide

Alumina Ceramics have excellent electrical, wear resistance, and high temperature properties. Our Alumina products also exhibit excellent mechanical strength, and can function at safe operating temperatures up to 1650°C. Typical applications include, but are not limited to, high temperature thermocouple insulators, Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD’s), Differential Thermal Analasys (DTA’s) components, electrical heating elements, fuses, igniters, resistors, stand offs, thermocouple cores, load banks, ovens, furnaces, connectors, knife sharpeners, substrates, heat sinks, sensors and spacers

Cordierite – Magnesium Aluminosilicate

Cordierite Ceramics have excellent thermal shock properties. Our Cordierite products are low cost materials having good mechanical strength, good electrical insulation properties, good wear resistance and can function at safe operating temperatures up to 1000°C. Typical applications include, but are not limited to, electric heating elements, igniters, resistors, stand offs, band heaters, thermocouple cores, load banks, ovens, furnaces, connectors, spacers, fuses, gas grill radiants, sensors, stiffening rods, welding backers, welding ferrules.

Forsterite – Magnesium Silicate

Forsterite Ceramics have relatively high thermal expansion allowing them to seal to certain glasses and metals. Forsterite has excellent electrical insulating properties, good mechanical strength and can function at safe operating temperatures up to 1000°C. Typical applications include, but are not limited to, radiation detection devices and other vacuum and hermetic seal type applications.

Magnesium Oxide – MgO

Our electrically Fused Magnesium Oxide extruded cores and dry pressed bushings and spacers have good electrical insulating properties with the added benefit, offering good thermal conducting properties at elevated temperatures.  Typical applications include, but not limited to, cartridge heaters, thermocouples, mineral insulated cable, high watt density heaters as well as other temperature sensing devices.

Mullite

Mullite is a high temperature ceramic material with good mechanical strength and excellent thermal shock properties due to its relatively low thermal expansion coefficient.  Mullite is a good lower cost alternative to dense alumina.  Typical applications include, but are not limited to, thermocouple applications, furnace muffle tubes, kiln rollers, sight tubes, rods and kiln furniture.


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