Jan 19, 2018

U.S. launch for specialty cordierite ceramics

IPS Ceramics USA has announced that one of the brand-new lines being launched at Ceramics Expo 2018 (May 1-3, 2018, Cleveland, Ohio) will feature two types of cordierite ceramic.

Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock. They are often used for components that are subject to rapid thermal cycling, in applications where other ceramic materials would quickly crack or break. This can include anything from high-performance kiln furniture to catalytic converter honeycombs.

Cordierite products are fired close to 1,400°C (2,550°F) to give a material that is volume stable in service (temperatures up to 1,300°C/2,370°F). Products are thermally and electrically insulating and are often used as lead-in tubes or as supports for wire heating coils.

IPS offers two grades of cordierite; porous cordierite (C520) is best for thermal shock resistance and use at higher temperatures, while non-porous cordierite (C410) is stronger and impermeable. The manufacturing processes (extrusion, pressing, and injection molding) allow a wide variety of shapes and sizes to be produced. This offers the customer an attractive mix of design flexibility and high-temperature capability.

The team at IPS has 200-plus years of experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of cordierite ceramics and will offer its expertise to visitors from all industrial sectors. These products are supplied on a worldwide basis.

IPS Ceramics USA will exhibit at Ceramics Expo 2018 at booth 441.