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Furnace Equipment For The Efficient Creation Of EV Batteries

Furnace Equipment for the Efficient Creation of EV Batteries

Posted by Callum on 07-04-2021

The race is on to reduce the price of electric vehicles (EVs). In November 2020, the UK Government announced its plans to accelerate a greener transport future through a two-step phase-out of petrol and diesel cars to be enacted by 2035. Joe Biden’s presidency – still only a few months old – has also announced a range of green policies including the replacement of the 645K federal vehicle fleet with electric cars and an increased level of funding for green…

IPS Ceramics - Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten Carbide: Metals and Ceramics, Working as One

Posted by Tom Evans on 31-03-2021

Strong and dense, you’d be forgiven for thinking that tungsten carbide is a metal. In reality, it’s a metal/ceramic hybrid, combining the properties of metals and ceramics into a material suitable for the toughest applications. Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound made by reacting tungsten metal with carbon. Pure tungsten metal has excellent heat and corrosion resistance but is soft enough to be cut with a hacksaw. By introducing carbon, you greatly increase the hardness until it’s almost as hard…

IPS Ceramics Support Alsager Animals in Need

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Support Alsager Animals in Need

Posted by Tom Evans on 12-03-2021

IPS Ceramics have donated £100 to Alsager Animals in Need, a charity dedicated to rehoming animals in need throughout the local area. IPS fundraises for local charities through our weekly Dress Down Friday. All participating employees donate £1 a week which is collated and saved until we have a full £100; this money is then donated to a local charity and the saving starts again. This time, we donated to the Alsager Animals in Need. Founded in 1987, they offer…

Powering the Future: How IPS Ceramics help the EV Battery Industry

Powering the Future: How Ceramics are Used to Make EV Batteries

Posted by Tom Evans on 26-01-2021

With green movements on the rise and many countries looking to reduce their carbon footprint, the world is seeing massive growth in electric vehicle battery production. The race is now on to develop an industry standard battery which costs less, recharges quicker, holds more charge and lasts longer. As with most modern technologies, ceramics are a surprisingly important part to the battery production process. Here are merely two ways that ceramics contribute to sustainable travel. The average battery is made…

IPS Ceramics' 2020: A Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2020: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-12-2020

Last year, we published an article looking back at 2019 and the things we achieved during it. Here is our equivalent for 2020, a year which was full of constant surprises. COVID-19 Of course, the biggest story of 2020 was the worldwide pandemic. We assume we don’t have to go into too much detail about what that’s been like. Luckily, the pandemic has also been a time where businesses and industries have come together and supported each other. At IPS,…

IPS Ceramics - The Best Products for Santiaryware

The Best Kiln Furniture Products for Sanitaryware

Posted by Tom Evans on 01-12-2020

Firing sanitaryware offers a series of unique challenges – sanitaryware products tend to be bulky and heavy items which place significant structural demands on kiln furniture; they can have complicated designs which aren’t easily supported by singular flat surfaces; and they are fired at relatively high temperatures (up to 1280 °C / 2340 °F). It’s a demanding industry which requires dependable solutions. IPS Ceramics have designed many specialist products for the sanitaryware industry. What are the most commonly used items…