Alumina advances in technical ceramics
Published: Friday, 18 March 2016
Alumina is the most widely used raw material in technical ceramics production, accounting for up to 80% of the total used. Jessica Roberts* looks at some of the key raw materials in advanced ceramics and their supply chains and outlines which sectors are poised for growth.
Technical (or advanced) ceramics is a fairly loose term and
covers a large and varied group of materials. There is no
strict definition of a technical ceramic, but it includes
ceramics with superior mechanical, electrical, thermal,
biological and chemical properties. Materials that are broadly
accepted to come under the "technical...