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Home > Press > Stepping-up the Performance of Structural Ceramics: Innovnano produces nanostructured 3YSZ powder for demanding applications

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Innovnano, an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, has produced 3 mol % yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ) for high strength structural ceramics. Manufactured to ensure retention of an intrinsic nanostructure, Innovnano's 3YSZ powder provides the advantageous properties associated with small grain sizes, including high chemical homogeneity and density. Ideal for technical ceramics such as valves and process equipment, nanostructured 3YSZ feedstock translates to ceramic components with exceptional bending strength, fracture resistance and tribological performance, to withstand the strain and friction that is placed on moving parts and structural elements for long-term performance.

Stepping-up the Performance of Structural Ceramics: Innovnano produces nanostructured 3YSZ powder for demanding applications

Coimbra, Portugal | Posted on December 5th, 2013

Offering enhanced electrical and thermal insulation properties, Innovnano's nanostructured 3YSZ is produced via the patented Emulsion Detonation Synthesis (EDS) manufacturing technology, which ensures an even distribution of yttria throughout the zirconia lattice. Importantly, this high chemical homogeneity overcomes brittleness and supports a constant coefficient of thermal expansion, negating any risk of thermal stress and subsequent material fracture for steadfast reliability. Furthermore, with an expansion coefficient similar to steel, nanostructured 3YSZ is an ideal corrosion-resistant alternative for traditional steel components.

For optimal processability and user-handling, Innovnano's 3YSZ can be supplied in an application-specific form - as a spray-dried granulated powder (with or without binder), suspension or slurry. João Calado, Chief Technology Officer at Innovnano, explains: "It is important for us to respond to and develop practical solutions to the increasingly demanding applications required by the ceramic industry. For this reason, we provide our powders in a range of formats, enabling our customers to explore and take advantage of the enhanced chemical and physical properties offered by a nanostructured material, but with the handling ease of conventional microstructured feedstock."

Compared to microstructured ceramic powders, powders with an inherent nanostructure show increased chemical activity. Importantly this enables ceramics to be produced at lower sintering (processing) temperatures, reducing energy costs and minimising grain growth. In this way, the nanostructure is retained, translating to higher performance ceramic parts and increased value of the end-product.

For more information on Innovnano's range of nanostructured powders, and how the nanostructure advantage can suit your applications, please visit the website, www.innovnano-materials.com.

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About Innovnano
Innovnano - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality nanostructured zirconia-based powders and aluminium zinc oxide sputter coating targets. With a new, purpose-built production centre, built on a modular design, Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 tpa to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

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