By Property

Specific Gravity (Density)

Fine ceramics are lighter than high-strength metals, and weigh roughly 50% of metals having the same volume.

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  • Material <Kyocera Material Code>
  • Specific Gravity (Density)g/cm3
  • Features
  • Application

Cordierite <CO210>

2MgO·2Al2O3·5SiO2
Low

High
2.6

Low thermal expansion and excellent thermal shock resistance

Product example of
Cordierite

Steatite <S-210>

MgO·SiO2
2.8

Excellent electrical and mechanical properties

Product example of
Steatite

Forsterite <F-1120>

2MgO·SiO2
3.0

Smooth surface and excellent insulation at high temperatures

Product example of
Forsterite

Silicon Carbide <SC1000>

SiC
3.16

Lightweight material with high corrosion resistance and excellent heat resistance

Product example of
Silicon Carbide

Mullite <ML-652>

3Al2O3·2SiO2
3.2

Excellent heat and thermal shock resistance

Product example of
Mullite

Silicon Nitride <SN240>

Si3N4
3.3

Excellent fracture toughness at high temperatures and thermal shock resistance

Product example of
Silicon Nitride

Aluminum Nitride <AN216A>

AlN
3.4

Excellent thermal conductivity

Product example of
Aluminum Nitride

Alumina <A479(99%Alumina)>

Al2O3
3.8

The most widely used ceramic

Product example of
Alumina

Sapphire <SA100>

Al2O3
3.97

Transparent single-crystal alumina

Product example of
Sapphire

Yttria <YO100A>

Y2O3
4.9

Excellent plasma resistance

Product example of
Yttria

Zirconia <Z201N>

ZrO2
6.0

Extremely strong and tough

Product example of
Zirconia

Cermet <TC-30>

TiC·TiN
6.0

Compound materials made from titanium carbide or titanium nitride and metal

Product example of
Cermet
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