MTC's Nilcra PSZ offers wear, abrasion, corrosion and thermal shock resistance

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announces its Magnesia partially stabilized Zirconia, Nilcra PSZ, an advanced ceramic material for a variety of industrial environments, including materials handling, oil and gas, chemical, metal forming and pulp and paper. Components made from Nilcra PSZ feature high mechanical strength and fracture toughness combined with excellent wear, abrasion, corrosion and thermal shock resistance.

MTC’s Nilcra PSZ is a ceramic alloy of high purity zirconium and magnesium oxides with a carefully controlled microstructure. This microstructure results in a material toughening mechanism called “Transformation Toughening,” creating a combination of exceptional material properties. Nilcra PSZ was originally touted as the “ceramic steel,” as it has comparable thermal expansion to that of steel. This attribute enables it to often be used as a direct replacement for hardened steel/metal alloy components.    

MTC’s Melbourne, Australia facility specializes in the creation of customized components manufactured from Nilcra PSZ. MTC Melbourne has the capability to manufacture Nilcra PSZ components up to 20 inches (500 millimeters) in diameter and 24 inches (600 millimeters) in length, with cross sections up to 4 inches (100 millimeters).

Nilcra PSZ is available in two grades:

  • Nilcra MS Grade PSZ for the majority of applications where maximum strength is required
  • Nilcra TS Grade PSZ for environments where higher thermal shock resistance is necessary
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