High Frequency Insulation Ceramics
Alumina or aluminum oxide (Al2O3) in its various levels of purity is used more often than any other advanced ceramic material. CeramTec offers a wide range of material types with different property profiles that can be adjusted via a targeted matrix design.
There are both coarse and fine-grained varieties. Examples of applications for aluminum oxide Al2O3 advanced ceramics are heavy-duty forming tools, substrates and resistor cores in the electronics industry, tiles for wear protection and ballistics, thread guides in textile engineering, seal and regulator discs for water taps and valves, heat-sinks for lighting systems, protection tubes in thermal processes or catalyst carriers for the chemicals industry.
Early developments in the field of technical ceramics began with the use of silicate ceramics for electrical insulation. Silicate ceramics are manufactured for the most part from natural raw materials.
Very different types of multiphase ceramics can be produced with different properties by varying the type and quantity of raw materials. Silicate ceramic materials include:
Silicate ceramic components are used in electronics and electrical engineering and act as electrical insulation in fuses, circuit breakers, thermostats and in lighting technology. The ability of silicate ceramic materials to provide thermal insulation is also utilized in heating, environmental and thermal engineering applications. Porous components are produced for the emission of fragrances and insecticides, as carriers for catalysts or for various applications in laboratories.