Technical Porous Ceramics are solving many specialist process and product problems throughout industry. By using controlled variations in the size of pore and degree of porosity, industrial ceramics make an essential contribution in diverse fields, such as process filtration, gas turbine technology, industrial and domestic water treatment.
Mantec Technical Ceramics has vast experience in tackling specialist applications. A continuous appraisal of new and emerging materials and technologies allows us to offer the latest innovative technical solutions to unusual industrial issues. The expertise offered by our experienced team of ceramicists is second to none.
Properties and Advantages of Porous Ceramics
- Accurately controlled pore size/porosity
- Elevated temperature capabilities.
- Resistance to chemical attack
- High cross breaking strength
- Capable of being produced in a variety of shapes and and sizes to specific requirements
- Low cost
- Chemically inert
- Depth filtration through an integrated pore structure gives fine filtration of air, gases or liquids
For many years, Mantec's porous technical ceramics have been used as piezometer tips. Being inert, ceramics can be buried in the earth without environmental concerns. This allows them to be left undisturbed in the ground for years to monitor soil moisture levels or allow water samples to be drawn for analysis.
Flame Arresters and Vents
The unique structure of Mantec's porous products allows gases to pass through the ceramic, but not flames. Ceramic is non-combustible. Therefore, it will sustain a flame front while not being damaged by its presence. This feature makes it ideal as a battery flame arrester or vent.
The carefully controlled pore size of Mantec’s technical porous products allows their use in a wide range of instruments from the analysis of flue gases, to soil piezometers though to controlled air flow devices.
Closely controlled pore sizes and porosities make ceramic materials an ideal vehicle to carry volatile chemicals, natural oils or other liquids and release them over an extended period. They are currently used as carriers for air fresheners, pesticides and roller coating products. Ceramics can be impregnated for a slow release performance, or used to control the release of substances from a reservoir without the need for harmful propellants.
Mantec Technical Ceramics can accept a bespoke brief for a wide range of special projects within a diverse range of industries and applications.
We have well equipped tooling facilities dedicated to the manufacture and maintenance of tooling, allowing us to meet more of our customer's needs. Everything we produce is fully customisable for the application you may have in mind, as well as our off-the-shelf solutions.
Please see Custom Design for further information or contact us.