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Boron Nitride: Chemistry’s Unappreciated Secret

Boron nitride is a compound that was first discovered in the 18th century but was not produced on a commercial basis until the 1940s. Boron nitride consists of a single boron atom combined with one nitrogen atom. It is made commercially through the reaction of boric acid or boron trioxide with ammonia or urea. The…

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Fused Silica Applications in Ultraviolet Optics

Silica is one of the most abundant compounds in nature and comprises nearly one third of the Earth’s crust. It occurs in its cleanest form as pure quartz sand. Manufacturers call glass made from the purest silica either fused silica or fused quartz. The difference between fused quartz and fused silica is that the former…

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High-Quality Technical Ceramics from PVD and CVD Processes

Ceramics are inorganic compounds made by firing clay minerals together with other secondary minerals such as sand at temperatures greater than 700 degrees C. Technical ceramics are high-performance compounds with a large variety of applications, from dentistry to the linings of nuclear reactors. Technical ceramics are thermally and electrically insulating, with extreme hardness and minimal…

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Strong Growth Expected in World Technical Ceramics Market

According to BCC Research (a Massachusetts-based market research firm) the world will use $12 billion worth of technical ceramics powder in 2018, an annual rise of 6.2 per cent from the 2013 consumption levels. Nanoceramics, or advanced ceramic powders, are a type of inorganic, granular material that forms the basis of solid technical ceramics. In…

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Nanoscale Coatings Improve Fused Silica Surfaces

Laser systems are used in a wide range of applications such as energy generation, medical devices and materials processing, as well as in distance sensors and precision instruments for both civilian and military uses. However, there are technical limitations to the performance of substrates, whether they are diamond, sapphire or fused silica, in that they…

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Technical Ceramics What are the Advantages of Using ?

Technical ceramics, also known as engineering ceramics or advanced ceramics, have various advantages to their use. They are capable of withstanding various demanding environments, making them useful across a variety of fields such as aerospace, medical, electronic and automotive. Read on to find out more about the advantages of using technical ceramics. High Hardness: Technical…

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The Future of Macor in Printed Circuit Boards

The structural foundations of the printed circuit board market are laminates made of glass fibre and epoxy. These are thin and usually green cards that support all of the circuit components such as resistors, transistors and capacitors within an integrated circuit. They connect together through conducting paths that are etched on the card’s surface. But…

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Technical Ceramics Magnesia Stabilised Zirconia Improves

One of the most common technical ceramics that could be compared in strength with steel has been tetragonal zirconia, also called YTZP or yttria partially stabilised zirconia, which has been doped with yttrium trioxide, also called yttria. YTZP has outstanding properties at normal temperatures. It has a structure that is predominantly tetragonal and a very…

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Benefits of Using Machinable Glass Ceramic

Machinable glass ceramic is a unique material with a number of key properties that allow it a number of uses. What are these properties and in what uses do they provide most benefit? Read on to find out more. Key Properties First of all, machinable glass ceramic can withstand very high temperatures. It can endure…

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Technical ceramic moldings

Here at the Multi-Lab Group, we produce & supply all kinds and grades of Industrial and Technical Ceramics, This week for instance, we have been working on the development of a super pure oxide powder,  ( the little known Tantalum ) We have spent the last five years developing the process and from the preforms…

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