Products and equipment components made of high-purity oxide and non-oxide-ceramic materials such as Al2O3 and Si3N4 are suitable for use in laboratory measurement and testing systems when, for instance, the following properties are required:
- Purity: > 99.5 %
- High thermal and thermomechanical strength in oxidizing and reducing conditions
- No wetting by metal melts
- High corrosion resistance
- High mechanical strength
- High damage tolerance
Oxide and non-oxide ceramic components for such equipment in porous and dense-sintered form have been regarded for well over 50 years as effective accessories in metallurgical laboratory equipment.