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Ceramic Foam

Ceramic foam is a tough foam made of ceramic. The manufacturing technique involves impregnating open-cell polymer foam with ceramic slurry inside and then firing it in a kiln, leaving only the ceramic material. Ceramic foam can be composed of several ceramic materials. Common high-temperature ceramics are alumina, silicon carbide, zirconia, and etc.

Read more: What are Ceramic Foams? Properties, Manufacturing, and Uses

Ceramic Foam Properties:

  • Light weight
  • Large specific surface area
  • High Hardness
  • Resistant to oxidation or reduction
  • Resistant to high temperature




Ceramic Foam Applications

Unlike asbestos and other ceramic fibers, ceramic foam is completely harmless and is the best in insulation materials. Its high strength and hardness also make it useful as a structural material for low-stress applications. Ceramic foam has also been increasingly used in evolving electronic applications, including electrodes, solid oxide fuel cells and battery supports. By separating the pumped coolant from the circuit itself, ceramic foam can also be used as a cooling component for electronic devices.

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Advanced Ceramic Materials (ACM) is a leading supplier of ceramic foam products of the highest quality for a wide range of applications. We are happy to provide advice on materials, design, and application. Feel free to contact us with any questions about aluminum oxide, boron nitride, zirconium oxide or other ceramic materials that are not listed on the website.


Q: What Are Ceramic Foams?
A: Ceramic foams are very tough foams made from ceramic materials or processed from ceramics with foam-like structures. Ceramic foams have high porosity and high permeability. The basic use of ceramic foam is its use in filtering molten metal or hot gas. They are also used in thermal protection systems and heat exchangers.
Q: What Are the Properties of Ceramic Foams?
A: Ceramic foams have cellular structures that have a three-dimensional network of sluts. They are lightweight materials and exist as cellular structures, struts, and windows. They are porous and also brittle materials that consist of large void cells, these cells have linear dimensions usually ten micrometers to five millimeters. Ceramic foams are hard, and air or other gas is trapped inside its porous structure. 94-96% of their mass volume is usually air and can withstand temperatures as high as 1700°C. Ceramic foams are not affected by oxidation or reduction.
Q: What Are the Benefits of Using Ceramic Filters?
A: Ceramic filters offer several benefits, including high temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and the ability to remove impurities from liquids and gases. They are also durable and long-lasting, and can be easily cleaned and reused.
Q: What Are Some Common Types of Ceramic Filters?
A: There are several types of ceramic filters, including foam filters, membrane filters, and candle filters. Foam filters are made from ceramic foam and are used to filter molten metals. Membrane filters are thin, porous membranes made from ceramic materials and are used in water filtration systems. Candle filters are made from a tube of ceramic material with small holes, and are used to filter gases and liquids.
Q: How Do Ceramic Filters Compare to Other Types of Filters?
A: Ceramic filters offer several advantages over other types of filters, including high temperature resistance, chemical resistance, and the ability to remove impurities from liquids and gases. They are also more durable and longer-lasting than many other types of filters. However, they can be more expensive than some other types of filters, and may not be suitable for all applications.
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