Chemical & Process Technology

Potentials of advanced ceramics in the chemical industry

Technical ceramics for chemical engineering

Take advantage of the benefits of technical ceramics in the processing and conveying of aggressive liquids, in the filtering, gassing, venting and distribution of molten metals, as well as in the chemical separation and thermal treatment of powders.

In the chemical industry and process engineering, applications not only need to be temperature-resistant, but also have high corrosion resistance, ideally accompanied by good thermal shock resistance. In some applications, high abrasion resistance is also necessary, as solid particles contained in the medium can cause considerable wear.

Applications of technical ceramics

To meet these requirements, technical ceramics is the ideal material. It is ideally suited for applications in aggressive environments and also under extreme operating conditions, such as acids or alkalis in combination with abrasive substances. Thanks to the highest reliability during use in chemical processes, technical ceramics is also irreplaceable in fluid technology. Ceramic linings and fittings have proven particularly suitable for these applications. But technical ceramics are also used in laboratories of various research institutions. Here, the material supports preparative work and chemical analysis.

Ceramic Solutions for Chemical & Process Technology from Schunk

Schunk's product portfolio includes crucibles and annealing dishes for powder treatment, as well as sleeves (ferrules) made of aluminum oxide. Our crucibles, dishes and boats for laboratory ceramics are made of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide.

Advantages of technical ceramics for chemical engineering:

  • very reliable
  • chemically inert
  • resistant to corrosion
  • high temperatures and thermal shock
  • immune to/resistant to impurities
  • immune to/resistant to undesirable chemical reactions
  • also suitable for aggressive environments