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Porous Ceramics

Most technical ceramics are used in the fully dense form, but porous ceramics can also be have practical uses. Porous ceramics find uses in filtration, insulation, sensor and refractory applications, where the material porosity gives improved thermal shock resistance. They can be produced in various forms including foams and honeycombs.

Typical materials that can be produced in a porous form include oxides such as alumina and zirconia and non-oxide materials such as carbides and nitrides.

A combination of low density and good strength means that porous ceramics can also be used as lightweight substitutes in structural applications.

Characteristics of porous ceramics include:

  • Good thermal shock resistance
  • Low density and low thermal conductivity
  • Good strength
  • Good chemical resistance

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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