Cordierite products

Speciality cordierite range launched by IPS Ceramics

Posted by Liam Morgan on November 14, 2017

IPS Ceramics has announced that one of the brand new ranges currently being launched features two types of speciality cordierite ceramic.

Cordierite ceramics are well known for their exceptional resistance to thermal shock. They are often used for components that are subject to rapid thermal cycling, in applications where other ceramic materials would quickly crack or break. This can include anything from high performance kiln furniture to catalytic converter honeycombs.

Cordierite products are fired close to 1400°C (2550°F) to give a material that is volume stable in service (temperatures up to 1300°C/2370°F). Products are thermally and electrically insulating and are often used as lead-in tubes or as supports for wire heating coils.

IPS offers two grades of cordierite; porous cordierite (C520) is best for thermal shock resistance and use at higher temperatures, whilst non-porous cordierite (C410) is stronger and impermeable. The manufacturing processes (extrusion, pressing and injection moulding) allow a wide variety of shapes and sizes to be produced. This offers the customer an attractive mix of design flexibility and high temperature capability.

The team at IPS has 200+ years of experience in the design, manufacture and sale of cordierite ceramics and offers its unparalleled expertise to engineers and managers from all industrial sectors. These products are supplied on a worldwide basis.

The new range will be available to view at Ceramics Expo (1-3 May 2018, Cleveland, OH, USA).

If you require information regarding our appearance at the Expo, or if you require any information about our products or services, whether that be our technical ceramics, silicon carbide or our EV batteries, please be sure to contact us today. 


Phil Green – Sales Director

IPS Ceramics Ltd

Unit 6 High Carr Business Park

Decade Close


Staffs ST5 7UH


Office: +44 1782 711511

Mobile: +44 7767 222647