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CeramaZirc Ultra Tough HIP

Advanced High Fracture Toughness Zirconia Composite

Dubbed ‘ceramic steel’ Zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic materials offer a combination of high hardness, wear and corrosion resistance while still maintaining one of the highest figures for fracture toughness amongst ceramic materials.

CeramaZirc Ultra Tough HIP is an advanced zirconia-based ceramic composite material based on partially stabilised zirconia and alumina platelets and is the latest and toughest composite to be introduced by Precision Ceramics.

  • Use temperatures up to 1500°C
  • Remarkably high fracture toughness and impact resistance while maintaining above average values for bending strength and hardness.
  • Toughening by crack deflection provided by unique microstructure of alumina platelets in a partially stabilised zirconia matrix.
  • Hot isostatically pressed (HIP’ed) for superior strength and reliability.
  • No compromise between bending strength, hardness and fracture toughness.
  • Increased resistance to hydrothermal ageing through Ceria partial stabilisation