Any man-made solid produced by the fusion or sintering of mineral substances in a kiln or hard, heat resistant substances such as fire clay, bricks or blocks.

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Aluminum oxide and alumina ceramics have excellent wear characteristics, chemical resistance, compressive strength, high-temperature properties, and dielectric strength. They are used widely because of their versatility and low cost. Their main drawback is its relatively poor thermal-shock resistance due to higher coefficients of thermal expansion and lower thermal conductivity (compared to other pure ceramic materials).
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Carbides and carbide materials (hardmetals) have excellent wear resistance and high hot hardness. They are binary compounds of carbon and an element of lower or comparable electronegativity.
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Carbon, graphite and diamond materials include vitreous, amorphous, or glassy carbon; hexagonal and pyrolytic graphite (PG); and naturally-occurring and synthetic diamonds, diamond-like carbon (DLC) materials, and diamond-like coatings.
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Cement Boards (16 suppliers)

Cement boards are combinations of cement, glass, aggregate, and fiber reinforcements that are formed into sheets and used as tile backing boards, and to build wall or floors.  
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Cement Tiles (18 suppliers)

Cement tiles, also known as cement encaustic tiles, are flat, thin tiles often shaped with beveled edges for lining or covering a surface.
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Cement, concrete and mortar are polymer or cement-based binders, compounds or aggregate mixtures for joining components and forming structures.
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Ceramic Balls (74 suppliers)

Ceramic balls are spherical, rolling elements that provide higher stiffness, lower thermal expansion, lighter weight, increased corrosion resistance, and higher electrical resistance than steel balls. They are made from a variety of ceramic materials.
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Ceramic fabrication services produce parts and assemblies made of ceramic or refractory materials for electrical, thermal, optical, wear and mechanical, or structural applications
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Ceramic insulation and textiles are fibrous refractories or thermal insulation products that consist of ceramic fibers in bulk, cloth, batting, paper or rope forms.
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Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) consist of ceramic fibers reinforced with particulates, fibers, or cloth. Compared to conventional technical ceramics, which fracture easily under loads, CMCs have a greater crack resistance. Some matrices and combinations also provide greater strength, thermal shock stability, and erosion resistance at very high temperatures.
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Ceramic powders and precursors contain oxides, carbides, nitrides, carbon, and other non-metals. They are usually micron or mesh-size in distribution. Ceramic powders, sol-gel solutions and precursors are fabricated through atomization, crushing, milling, precipitation, and other chemical processes.
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Ceramic sheets and boards are stock shapes available as solid plates, slabs, and substrates. The board or plate may consist of a ceramic fiberboard product, a dense sintered ceramic plate, or a precast cement bonded slab.
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Ceramic Tiles (160 suppliers)

Ceramic tiles are thin, flat tiles that are usually shaped with beveled edges. They are used for lining or covering a surface, and may provide corrosion resistance, thermal protection, wear resistance, and/or surface decoration.
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Ceramic tube and ceramic rod products are suitable for use in applications requiring high temperature strength, erosion resistance, electrical or thermal insulation, and other specialized characteristics.
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Concrete blocks and cement blocks are preformed, manufactured concrete structures that are ready for on-site installation. They are manufactured, cast, and cured in factories or other production facilities.
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Electroceramics (288 suppliers)

Electroceramics consist of dielectric ceramics, piezoelectric ceramics and ferrites and microwave ceramics.

Glass Ceramics (29 suppliers)

Glass ceramics are ceramics that can be fused and then molded, formed, ground, or machined using conventional glass fabrication techniques. After part fabrication, the glass ceramics' structure is transformed by precipitating a crystalline phase or phase within an amorphous, vitreous matrix.
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Glass Materials (381 suppliers)

Glass materials have a random, liquid-like (non-crystalline) molecular structure. They are excellent thermal insulators and electrical insulators, and have high dielectric strength. At ordinary temperatures, glass materials are relatively strong, inert, biologically inactive, and corrosion resistant. 
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Glass powders and glass precursors typically consist of oxides with a random, liquid-like or non-crystalline molecular structure. Glass powders and glass precursors are used in a wide variety of applications, so they come in a range of particle sizes and particle distributions.
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Glass sheets and plate glass consist of flat glass materials in the form of thin or wide slab planar structures.
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Glass Tiles (33 suppliers)

Glass tile consists of a flat, thin shape usually with beveled edges for lining or covering a surface. Tile can be designed for corrosion resistance, transparency and/or surface decoration.
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Glass Tube and Rod (64 suppliers)

Glass tube and rod are hollow or solid stock shapes of fused silicate materials. They are used in laboratory, sight glass, level gage, X-ray tube, optical, lamp, pharma, vacuum tube stem assembly, and industrial process applications.
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Hydraulic and Portland cement products have a calcium silicate binder. They are often used to build and repair concrete or masonry structures.
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Industrial ceramic materials are non-metallic, inorganic compounds that include oxides, carbides, or nitrides. They have high melting points, low wear resistance, and a wide range of electrical properties.
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Oxide Ceramics (214 suppliers)

Oxide ceramics include alumina, zirconia, silica, aluminum silicate, magnesia and other metal oxide based materials.
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Polymer concrete and mortar are binders, compounds, and aggregate mixtures that use epoxy, polyester, vinyl ester or other polymer resin bonds. They cure or set through chemical reactions, thermoset bonds, and multiple component binder systems.
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Precast concrete products are prefabricated shapes manufactured from cast and cured cement and aggregate mixtures.
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Proppants (28 suppliers)

Proppants are synthetic or natural grains such as coated sand or sintered bauxite ceramics used in the oil well drilling industry to hold fractures open around the wellbore to enhance fluid extraction after hydraulic facturing processes.
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Quartz Tube and Rod (25 suppliers)

Quartz tube and rod are hollow or solid stock shapes of fused quartz materials. They are used in laboratories, semiconductors, sight glasses, and level gages. Quartz tubes and rods are also used in X-ray tube, optical, lamp, pharma, vacuum tube stem assembly, and industrial process applications.
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Refractories (179 suppliers)

Hard, heat resistant materials and products such as alumina cement, fire clay, bricks, precast shapes, cement or monolithics and ceramic kiln furniture.

Sapphire materials and sapphire components consist of a single-crystal or monocrystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3). As ceramic materials, they have superior hardness, mechanical and optical properties. Applications include jewel bearings, lasing rods, wear parts, wafer substrates and optics.
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Silica, quartz and silicate materials include fused silica, quartz, kaolin or clay-based materials, cordierite, steatite, forsterite, sillimanite, zircon, porcelain, and fireclay. They are based on silicon dioxide and various chemical variations.
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Silicon carbide and silicon carbide ceramics are black, high-strength materials with higher hardness and better thermal shock resistance than alumina. They have superior properties for power devices and are predicted to revolutionize the power electronics industry. These hard ceramics consist of grains of silicon carbide which can be bonded together by sintering.
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Silicon nitride and silicon nitride ceramics have outstanding high-temperature, mechanical, wear, and thermal properties.  These hard ceramics also have moderate thermal conductivity, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, a moderately high elastic modulus, and unusually high fracture toughness.
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Specialty cement, concrete and mortar contain specialized binders such as K silicate, calcium aluminate, sulfur, and oxysulfate or polymer resins. They cure or set through film drying (air setting), chemical reactions, thermoset bonds, hydraulic bonds, hot melting, and multiple component binder systems.
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Specialty Ceramics (150 suppliers)

Specialty ceramics include nitrides, borides, carbon, zirconia, rare earth oxide (REO) materials and silicides as well as other specialized non-metallic compounds.
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Zirconium oxide and zirconia ceramics are extremely refractory compounds of zirconium and oxygen. Zirconia ceramics possess excellent chemical inertness and corrosion resistance at temperatures well above the melting point of alumina.
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