Alumina advances in technical ceramics

By IM Staff
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...

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