ceramic materials


IPS Ceramics is based in Stoke-on-Trent and has a close connection with the ceramics industry that goes back over 60 years.

The firing process is absolutely central to the manufacture of ceramics. Even the most mundane item of pottery is fired using conditions that are extreme – rapid heating and cooling, peak temperatures hot enough to melt most common materials and kiln atmospheres that can vary from oxidising to reducing.  The kiln furniture must survive these conditions not just once but often hundreds of times.

Silicon Carbide, Cordierite & Technical Ceramics

IPS Ceramics offers several types of material for the firing of products– cordierite based, silicon carbide based and a full range of technical ceramics. Each has its own strengths, but the very best performance is often achieved by using a combination.

Ceramic Applications

We offer one of the widest ranges of Ceramics to match all types of applications

  • Tableware
  • Bone China
  • Sanitaryware
  • Furnaces
  • Incinerators
  • Fuel Cells
  • Heat Treatment
  • Annealing
  • Powder Metal

The above does not cover the full range of industries we support, this is just simply a snapshot.  If you would like to learn more or for any questions about our ceramic services then please get in touch with a member of our expert team.