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4 Benefits Of Using Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Posted by callum on February 17, 2020

At IPS Ceramics, we have a long-standing reputation globally for supplying cordierite kiln furniture with the ceramics industry. This extensive experience, spanning over 60 years, means that we understand the production challenges of manufacturing products such as technical ceramics, sanitary ware and heavy clay products. we are well placed to advise on cordierite kiln furniture and supply products that meet these challenges head-on with this extensive knowledge in our arsenal, and we extend this to all of our clients and customers.

About Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Cordierite is a naturally occurring product, which over the years has been refined for use as kiln furniture. It can be effectively used in refractory applications, thanks to its good thermal shock properties, low thermal expansion and thermal conductivity.

4 Benefits of Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Our cost-effective cordierite kiln furniture is used as supports for firing, sintering and other heat-treatment processes at temperatures between 1000-1300ºC. The benefits of these are:

Very low creep rates

The term creep rate refers to how quickly materials deform when subjected to stress at a constant temperature. A low creep rate is important for optimum performance of kiln furniture, and our cordierite kiln furniture has extremely low creep rates. Our setters, cranks, batts and support systems can be used for a long-time in a wide range of heat treatment processes working at temperatures up to 1300ºC.

The main benefit of this is cost-effectiveness. With our cordierite kiln furniture, you can use it in the same conditions for much longer, which gives them a longer life for continued use.

Resistance to thermal shock cracking

Thermal shock occurs when ceramics are subjected to a sudden change in temperature. The low thermal expansion properties of our cordierite kiln furniture mean that it is extremely resistant to thermal shock cracking. Therefore, it can be effectively used in applications where rapid heating and cooling is required.

Stability at high temperatures

In choosing kiln furniture, we understand that manufacturers want to be sure that they can get the most out of the products they choose. This is why we create cordierite kiln furniture that is stable at high temperatures, which means it can be thermally cycled hundreds of times without degradation.

This makes our products extremely cost-effective, with the need for replacement following several uses drastically reduced.

Low Density

High-density kiln furniture has a high thermal mass, which consumes quite a bit of energy in each heat treatment cycle. Our cordierite kiln furniture is lightweight, with a low density, which uses far less energy in every firing.

Explore Cordierite Kiln Furniture With IPS Ceramics

We have an extensive range of cordierite kiln furniture available in a variety of shapes and sizes. These include kiln shelves, batts, cover batts, tubes and beams, props and fitting, profile setters, rollers, saggars, stools, T-cranks, Y-cranks and pin-crank systems.

All of these products come with the 4 benefits of cordierite kiln furniture listed above and can be used time and time again for firing a range of products.

To find out more about our cordierite kiln furniture, or explore other materials such as mullite, sillimanite and tabular alumina (which can be used in specialist applications) please make an enquiry today.