High mechanical strength values for technical ceramics can only be achieved with the finest microstructures with no impurities or defects. For processing the finest particles in the micron and even the nanometer range with minimal contamination, machines are available for both wet processing and dry grinding. For wet grinding in water, alcohol or organic solvents, agitator bead mills constructed of polyurethane, rubber or various ceramic materials are available, depending on the application. Product examples:
- Functional parts and wear protection, e.g. Al2O3, ZrO2, Si3N4, SiC, ...
- Electroceramics, e.g. BaTiO3
- Medical technology, e.g. artificial hips and dentures
- Catalytic converters and catalyst coatings, e.g. alumina, zeolites