Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 6 Feb 2001
Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) or alumina is one of the most versatile of refractory ceramic oxides and finds use in a wide range of applications.
Article - 12 Dec 2005
When and wherever fluids are being pumped, it is the face seal rings and plain bearings that undergo the most punishment, particularly if the medium is corrosive or abrasive. With their outstanding...
Article - 13 Mar 2008
The TORLON PAI grades, combining excellent retention of mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance over a wide temperature range with extremely low thermal expansion up to 250°C, are top-rank...
Article - 3 Mar 2006
Silicon Carbide is one of the hardest of ceramics & retains hardness at elevated temperatures, which translates into the best wear resistance.
Article - 29 May 2001
These materials combine the strength, hardness and wear resistance of carbon with the corrosion resistance and self lubricating properties of graphite. They can be impregnated with various materials...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
Silicon carbide and graphite charged silicon carbide are used for mechanical seals under conditions where carbon is not suited e.g. high temperatures or in contact with heavy oils.
Article - 5 Jul 2019
This article takes a close look at PTFE lip seals for rotary applications.
Article - 6 Oct 2006
Silicon Carbide (SiC) is highly wear resistant and also has good mechanical properties, including high temperature strength and thermal shock resistance. Feldco International manufacture silicon...
Article - 3 Feb 2016
When SilcoGuard® 1000 is applied on the internal surfaces of vacuum systems it significantly decreases outgassing rates, and provides a productivity advantage to process chambers, which need faster...