We offer our clients a composite material based on zirconia called BlueCer, which has an extremely high fracture toughness of 12 MPa.m0.5, high flexural strength above 1 GPa, very high abrasion resistance and increased corrosion resistance in hydrothermal conditions.
Due to its properties, this material is used on machines and devices parts subject to fast wear and high mechanical loads, i.e. positioning pins in welding processes in the automotive industry, lining of pipelines for cement production, lining pipes and elbows, caps for forming bricks, lining brickwork outlets and many others.
Properties of zirconia based composite - BlueCer
|Apparent density, g/cm3||6,0|
|Bending strength, MPa||1100|
|Fracture toughness KIC, MPa.m1/2||12|
|Vickers hardness HV, GPa||11|
|Young’s modulus, GPa||200|
|Heat conductivity, W/m.K||2|
|Coefficient of thermal expansion, x10-6, 1/K||10|
|Heat shock resistance, K||280|
|Maximal operating temperature, oC||800|