The new range is suitable for use at temperatures up to 1,700°C under corrosive conditions.
The new range is suitable for use at temperatures up to 1,700°C under corrosive conditions.

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a new range of high-temperature kiln furniture. The new range in MgO-Spinel is suitable for use at temperatures up to 1,700°C (3,092°F) under corrosive conditions.

MgO-Spinel is chemically stable making it resistant to oxidisation, while its composition and microstructure allow for improved corrosion resistance, especially against alkalis and earth alkalis. Crucibles made from this material are particularly suitable for use in the melting of light metals containing aggressive slags.

The material also has high thermal conductivity of 12-14W/mK as well as improved thermal shock properties. In addition, it offers high electrical resistivity, making it suitable for a broad range of applications.

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