Choosing the right ceramic tile for your project can help prevent and avoid future problems. Are you looking for an excellent insulator? How about one that is resistant to wear and corrosive substances? Are you looking for tiles that have water-resistant components? Below are just some of the types that you might encounter when shopping for technical tiles and its features.
If you are looking for tiles that have shock absorption capabilities, then you might want to take a look at a water-resistant one. These tiles are often lined with natural rubber compound and as such, can resist impact such as strong noise vibrations or abrasions. This is due to the shock absorption capabilities of natural rubber and impact resistance of alumina ceramic joined together.
Alumina ceramics are not only resistant to wear and chemical corrosion, it is also ideal for places where there is high heat as it is heat-resistant due to its high melting point. Tiles made of high purity alumina is the choice for many industrial companies as it is resistant to chemical corrosion. Aside from corrosion resistance, it also has high electrical resistance depending on how pure the alumina component of the tile.
Silicon carbide is the preferred choice for manufacturers who are looking for extreme hardness, high thermal conductivity but low thermal expansion coefficient. These materials are also used for spray nozzles, cyclone components and shot blast nozzles as it is resistant to abrasion. Silicon carbide powder mixed with boron carbide forms very hard ceramic tiles.
Tiles made of zirconia are best for those who want the hardness and wear resistance features of ceramics but without the brittleness. Zirconia tiles are known for high fracture toughness, good frictional conduct, low thermal conductivity and resistance to acids or alkalis.
For manufacturing industries that require the use of heat, silicon nitride ceramics are the best as these have low thermal conductivity and are resistant to molten metals. It’s excellent shock resistance capabilities allow it to be used in the automotive industry or any industries that are subjected to abrasive environment.
BN Tube is the hardest tile type that has outstanding resistance to wear, however it is also extremely brittle. These tiles have low thermal conductivity and have the ability to capture thermal neutrons. Although it is the hardest ceramic tile, it is susceptible to thermal shock failure.