Almath Crucibles offer a variety of alumina products, including Crucibles, tubes and plates. We are also able to produce alumina furnaceware. Our Alumina products have a maximum operating temperature of 1750°C, making them ideal for high temperature applications.
Our high purity (Al2O3 content > 99%) ceramics are purpose built to perform across a wide range of high temperature applications. We use recrystallized alumina in the production of our crucibles as the material offers impressive thermal shock resistance, this is due to the larger grain size (up to 200µm (microns) is advantageous).
Our high purity alumina shows considerable resistance to chemical attack due to the lack of glassy phases that tend to determine corrosion resistance.
For more information on Alumina (Aluminium Oxide) material, check out its wiki page.
The electrical and dielectrical properties of the material generally improve with increased purity. Electrical resistance is greatest and dielectrical loss factor is lowest in materials of highest alumina content.
High purity Alumina produces a dense and essentially single-phase ceramic on sintering. Grain growth during sintering can be controlled by small additions of MgO up to 0.05%. Our product usually contains a small amount of closed porosity but this can be kept below 0.5% using modern firing techniques.
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Please note that the information set forth herein is offered for comparison only, and is not to be construed as absolute engineering data or constituting a warranty or representation for which we assume legal responsibility.
|Property||Unit||Test||Alumina 99.5%||Alumina 99.6%||Alumina 99.8%|
|Elastic Modulus||GPa||ASTM C848||350||370||350|
|Flexural Strength||MPa||ASTM F417||375||379||360|
|Compressive Strength||MPa||ASTM C773||2500||2600||2400|
|Fracture Toughness Range||Mpa||NOTCHED BEAM||4-5||4-5||4-5|
|Thermal Conductivity||W/mK||ASTM C408||27.5||30||30|
|CTE 25-1000||10(-6)/0C||ASTM C372||8.2||8.2||8.2|
|Thermal Shock||delta Tc||NOTE3||200||200||200|
|Dielectric Strength||ac-kv/mm (6.25mm)||ASTM D116||8.7||8.7||8.7|
|Dielectric Loss||250C@1MHz||ASTM D2520||0.0002||0.0001||0.001|
|Volume Resistivity||1000C ohm-cm||ASTM D1829||2×10^6||2×10^6||5×10^7|
- DATA MEASUREMENTS – All data measurements are typical and made at room temperature unless otherwise noted.
- THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANCE – Tests are run by quenching samples into water from various elevated temperatures. The change in temperature where a sharp decrease in flexural strength is observed is listed as ‘delta Tc’.
- CHEMICAL RESISTANCE – Although all alumina and zirconia ceramics are highly resistant to chemical attack, it is recommended that specific applications are discussed with Almath Crucibles to ensure optimum ceramic selection.