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Cordierite

Cordierite ceramic is a type of magnesium aluminum silicate with particularly good thermal shock properties. Cordierite also has low thermal conductivity and thermal expansion, while also being cost-effective. Often used as a structural ceramic for kiln furniture applications, it also finds uses in other applications where rapid temperature changes take place.

The dense version of cordierite can be easily pressed to make technical components while the porous version offers superior thermal shock properties and therefore finds uses in heating applications.

Characteristics of cordierite include:

  • Excellent thermal shock properties
  • Low thermal conductivity and thermal expansion
  • Good mechanical strength
  • Can be used up to approximately 1200°C

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.

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