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Technical Ceramics and Laboratory Research: Classic Materials Creating the Future

Posted by Tom Evans on 26-10-2020

Despite being known as a relatively old-fashioned material, ceramics are commonly used in ‘high-tech’ experiments performed by laboratories, manufacturers and universities, facilitating the invention and construction of tomorrow’s technologies. How are they used and what makes them so useful to researchers? That’s what we’re here to look at. The most common ceramics used in laboratories are technical ceramics. The term “technical ceramic” is used to describe a range of ceramic materials which have been designed to have a combination of…

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4 Benefits Of Using Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Posted by Callum on 17-02-2020

Cordierite is commonly used to make kiln furniture for refractory applications, in part due to its good thermal shock properties, low thermal expansion and thermal conductivity. A relatively cost-effective material, cordierite kiln furniture is commonly used to hold and support products during heat-treatment processes (such as firing or sintering) at temperatures up to 1300 ºC (2372 ºF). At IPS Ceramics, we have a long-standing reputation for supplying cordierite kiln furniture to international ceramics industries. This extensive experience, spanning over a…

IPS Ceramics' 2019 Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2019: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 27-12-2019

2019 has been a big year for IPS Ceramics, filled with celebrations, new projects, new products, expos, articles and more. Join us as we look back over some selected highlights and look forward to the start of another decade of IPS… IPS CERAMICS' 10th ANNIVERSARY 2019 was an important year for IPS: though IPS Ceramics' employees have a long history in the ceramics industry, stretching back over a collective 250+ years, 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the IPS Ceramics…

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IPS Cares #1: Painting Our Offices Green

Posted by Tom Evans on 19-07-2019

Between the Campaign Against Climate Change, documentaries such as Drowning in Plastic, and a range of recent news stories, environmentalism is once again a hot topic. IPS Ceramics believe that it is our collective duty to look after our planet and are dedicated to leading by example on this front. We also believe in the economic and practical benefits of being environmental. We’ve found ecological practices to be cheaper and more effective than our previous ones, allowing us and our…