Advanced Ceramics

The family of Ceramic materials includes polycrystalline and single-crystal inorganic materials, amorphous inorganic glasses, and glass-ceramics. These nonmetallic materials consisting of metallic and nonmetallic elements are primarily bonded with high strength ionic and covalent bonds, and gives special characteristics to these materials.

Through tight relationship with the world's leading manufacturers Materix can provide profitable alternatives to  metals and polymers commonly used in O&G applications. To do successful design with ceramics you need to let the design solutions be governed by the properties of the ceramic -  and adopt the neighboring parts and components around them.  We know how to achieve successful designs with ceramics and can support you in  finding the right material and redesigning for reliability.

Aluminum Oxide
Zirconium Oxide
Silicon Nitride
Boron Carbide
Silicon Carbide
Basic Features
Basic Features
Basic Features
Basic Features
Basic Features
Low Cost
Fracture Toughness
Bending Strength
Bending Strength
@ High Temperature
Extreme Hardness
Low Density
Heat Conductor

Hard, wear-resistant
Excellent dielectric properties from DC to GHz frequencies
Resists strong acid and alkali attack at elevated temperatures
Good thermal conductivity
Excellent size and shape capability
High strength and stiffness
High fracture toughness
High hardness
High bending strength
Use temperatures up to 2400C
High density
Low thermal conductivity (20% that of alumina)
Chemical inertness
Resistance to molten metals
Ionic electrical conduction
Wear resistance

High temperature strength
High fracture toughness
High temp bending strength
High hardness
Excellent wear resistance, both impingement and frictional modes
Superior thermal shock resistance
Good mechanical and fatigue resistance
Good oxidation resistance

Extreme hardness
High chemical resistance
Good nuclear properties
Low density
Low density
High strength
Good high temperature strength
Low thermal expansions
High thermal conductivity
High hardness
High elastic modulus
Excellent thermal shock resistance
Superior chemical inertness

Application Areas
Application Areas
Application Areas
Application Areas
Application Areas
Seal rings
Thread and wire guides
Wear pads
Gas laser tubes
High temperature electrical insulators
High voltage insulators
Electronic substrates
Ballistic armour
Furnace liner tubes
Thermometry sensors
Grinding media
Abrasion resistant tube and elbow liners
Instrumentation parts for thermal property test machines
Laboratory instrument tubes and sample holders
Precision ball valve balls and seats
Hot metal extrusion dies
Thread and wire guides
High density ball and pebble mill grinding media
Rollers and guides for metal tube forming
Marine pump seals and shaft guides
Deep well down-hole valves and seats
Powder compacting dies
Fuel cell membranes
Oxygen sensors
Electric furnace heaters over 2000C in oxidizing atmospheres
High temperature induction furnace susceptors

Cutting tools
Rotating bearing balls, rollers
Metal tube forming rolls, dies
Engine moving parts valves, turbocharger rotors
Engine wear parts cam followers, tappet shims
Precision shafts and axles in high wear environments
Turbine blades, vanes, buckets
Weld positioners
Abrasive in polishing and lapping applications
Abrasive in cutting applications
Dressing of diamond tools
Nozzles for slurry pumping, grit blasting and water jet cutters
Nuclear applications such as shielding, control rod and shut down pellets
Ballistic armour
Ceramic tooling dies
Precision toll parts
Mortars and pestles

Fixed and moving turbine components
Semiconductor process equipment
Ball valve parts
Seals, bearings
Hot gas flow liners
Heat exchangers
Pipe Linings

  • Drill Cuttings
  • Slurries
  • Minerals
  • Oil Shale Cuttings
  • Tar Sand Cuttings
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