Common Types of Ceramic Materials and Their Uses
Here is a list of ceramic materials commonly applied that are often used in surface coating processes:
- Zirconium Oxide: Frequently used in molten contacts and for thermal barrier coatings
- Aluminum Oxide (Alumina): Frequently used for non-conductivity and wear resistance combined with corrosion resistance
- Titanium Dioxide: Frequently used for resistance to wear by abrasive grains and hard surfaces
- Chrome Oxide: Frequently used to seal surfaces, for wear and corrosion resistance
- Alumina-Titania: Frequently used for corrosion resistance in numerous seawater applications. It also exhibits very good non-conductive properties.
Benefits of Ceramic Coatings
One of the main reasons you should opt for ceramic coatings is due to the numerous benefits that this type of coating offers to the substrate that is coated. These benefits include:
- Make the substrate more wear resistance
- Confer corrosion protection to the surface
- Provide thermal insulation
- Provide electrical insulation
- Let the substrate appear more aesthetically appealing
- Increase the hardness of the substrate
Wide Variety of Applications in Different Industries
Ceramic coatings are sought after because they have a widespread appeal across a variety of industries. The steel industry utilizes ceramic coatings to provide the much needed properties of corrosion and wear protection. The textile industry takes advantage of ceramics with equipment that features components such as heater plates and rolls to maximize their wear resistant functions. Additionally, the marine and defense sectors use ceramics for resistance to corrosion by salt water along with non-conductive and wear resistant properties.
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