IPS Ceramics has collaborated successfully with leading oven manufacturers to develop refractory solutions for the food industry. Used as shelves or linings for ovens, our cordierite products:-
- Are rigid and self-supporting – facilitating simplified oven designs
- Can be cut or drilled on site – offering flexibility in oven construction
- Provide thermal mass to the oven – helping to maintain a uniform cooking temperature
Cordierite in the Food Industry
In the bread and pizza industry, our tiles are often used to directly support the product during baking. The thermal mass of the tile helps to bake the underside of the dough quickly whilst the porous nature of the tile allows the dough to ‘breathe’.
In the food industry, safety is of prime importance. IPS Ceramics’ cordierite products have been safely used in bread ovens for over 30 years. They are manufactured from pure raw materials that contain only extremely low levels of lead or cadmium (<0.1%). These trace levels are securely ‘locked’ within the ceramic matrix. Our products have all been pre-fired to over 1300oC; they are inert in use and are not affected by water or steam. They do not give off any vapours or odours that might affect the taste of food.
Note: The standard metal release tests are not designed for porous products; however IPS Ceramics’ cordierite products would pass the current release limits for sale and use within the EU (test method based on BS EN ISO 10545-15:1997 – Determination of Metal Release of Ceramic Tiles).
To learn more about how the use of cordierite ceramics can help your business, please get in touch.