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Alumina Crucibles in a Wide Range of Sizes and Tolerances Available From Goodfellow

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division offers alumina crucibles in sizes ranging from 0.03ml to multi-litre capacity and with tolerances to suit specific customer applications.


Alumina crucibles from Goodfellow are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and tolerances.


In addition to standard shapes – conical, cylindrical, cup, rectangular, round, shallow and tapered – the company can supply crucibles made to customer drawings. Depending on the size, tolerance and number of pieces required, alumina crucibles can be made by pressing, slip casting or injection moulding.

Alumina crucibles represent a cost-effective alternative to certain other materials when heat resistance and corrosion resistance are essential. Specifically, alumina offers:

  • Maximum operating temperature of approximately 1700 degrees Celsius
  • Good strength and hardness
  • Chemical stability
  • Electrical insulation

When different end-use characteristics are desired, Goodfellow is able to supply crucibles made from other materials. These materials include the metals tantalum and zirconium and ceramics including boron nitride, magnesia, quartz, silicon carbide, titanium diboride, vitreous carbon and zirconia.

For more information about alumina crucibles from Goodfellow, call 0800 151 3115 (UK freephone) or +44 1480 424 888, email [email protected] or visit

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division supplies a comprehensive range of ceramics and glasses to the research and industrial markets either as finished components to customer drawings or in an extensive range of semi-finished forms including sheets, rods and tubes for customers to machine their own components.

Goodfellow is a leading supplier of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the needs of science and industry worldwide. The company specialises in supplying small quantities (a few grammes to a few kilos) of metals and materials for research, prototype development and specialised manufacturing applications. Standard products can be found online at the comprehensive Goodfellow Catalogue ().

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