Zirconia Toughened Alumina

Zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) is a composite material consisting of zirconia (ZrO2) and alumina (Al2O3) in a specific ratio. The addition of zirconia to alumina enhances the material’s strength and toughness, while maintaining the excellent durability and wear resistance of alumina. This results in a ceramic that is significantly stronger and more durable than either zirconia or alumina alone.

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Great Ceramics manufactures zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) advanced technical ceramics that deliver an optimal balance of high strength and fracture toughness.

In addition, we also provide a variety of zirconia products such as yttria stabilized zirconia, black zirconia, and magnesia stabilized zirconia.

Properties of Zirconia Toughened Alumina

1. Strength: ZTA boasts a high compressive strength of up to 2500 MPa, making it one of the strongest ceramics available on the market. This property makes it ideal for applications where high loads and stresses are encountered.

2. Toughness: The addition of zirconia to alumina increases the material’s toughness, making it more resistant to cracking and fracturing. This property is crucial for applications where the ceramic may be subjected to impact or thermal shock.

3. Wear Resistance: Alumina is known for its exceptional wear resistance, and the addition of zirconia further enhances this property. ZTA exhibits a low coefficient of friction and high resistance to abrasion, making it perfect for applications where the ceramic may be in contact with other materials and subjected to wear.

4. Corrosion Resistance: Both zirconia and alumina are highly resistant to corrosion, and the combination of these materials in ZTA results in a ceramic that is resistant to a wide range of chemicals and environments. This property makes ZTA suitable for use in various industries, including chemical processing, oil and gas, and mining.

5. Thermal Stability: ZTA has a high melting point of around 2200°C, making it suitable for use in high-temperature applications. Additionally, the material exhibits low thermal expansion, ensuring that it maintains its dimensions and properties during thermal cycling.

6. Electrical Properties: ZTA is an excellent electrical insulator, with a high dielectric strength and low dielectric loss. This property makes it suitable for use in electronic and electrical applications where high-voltage insulation is required.

Zirconia toughened alumina ceramic shaft
Zirconia toughened alumina ceramic liquid separation valve disc
Wear-resistant zirconia ceramic pump

Applications of Zirconia Toughened Alumina

Due to its exceptional properties, zirconia toughened alumina is suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries. Some of these applications include:

1. Bearings and Bushings: ZTA’s high strength and wear resistance make it ideal for use in bearings and bushings, where it can withstand high loads and provide long-term performance.

2. Seals and Wear Components: The combination of strength, toughness, and wear resistance makes ZTA perfect for use in seals and wear components, where it can withstand high pressures and provide long-term durability.

3. Cutting Tools: ZTA’s toughness and wear resistance make it suitable for use in cutting tools, where it can withstand high cutting forces and provide long-lasting performance.

4. Armor and Ballistic Protection: ZTA’s high strength and toughness make it ideal for use in armor and ballistic protection applications, where it can provide lightweight and effective protection against various threats.

5. Aerospace and Automotive Components: ZTA’s lightweight, high strength, and thermal stability make it suitable for use in aerospace and automotive components, where it can withstand extreme temperatures and provide long-term performance.

Why Choose Great Ceramic?

At Great Ceramics, we have a long history of manufacturing high-quality zirconia toughened alumina products. We offer a wide range of ZTA products for a variety of applications, and we can also custom-design ZTA components to meet your specific needs.

  • Competitive prices
  • Fast lead times
  • Excellent customer service

Contact us today to learn more about our zirconia toughened alumina products and services.