From construction and automotive to healthcare and electronics, these materials offer unique properties that make them invaluable in diverse applications. The ceramics and glass market segments are integral to both traditional and cutting-edge industries, continuously adapting to new technological demands and consumer preferences.
Lohtragon® offers and jointly develops solutions for high-quality precursors for ceramics and glass, tailor-made to meet your unique industry requirements.
Ceramics encompass a broad range of materials, including traditional clay-based ceramics like porcelain and earthenware, as well as advanced technical ceramics such as zirconia and alumina. These are used in applications as varied as pottery, electrical insulation, aerospace components, and medical implants. Ceramics are particularly known for their resistance to high temperatures, electrical and thermal insulation properties, and bio-inertness. Here is how Lohtragon® makes a difference:
Beyond traditional applications, the unmatched purity of our compounds makes them ideal for medical ceramics, especially dental and orthopedic implants.
Case Study Lohtragon® S38 - Superior, Stable Coloring for Natural-Looking Dental Ceramics
Incorporation of iron sugar as a coloring agent allowed for precise attainment of natural, off-white shades, contributing to enhanced aesthetic outcomes in dental ceramics. The color achieved with Lohtragon® S38 | based on Iron sugar was found to be stable and uniform post firing, surpassing the conventional agents in terms of color accuracy and reliability, making it a superior choice for achieving natural-looking dental ceramics.
Case Study Lohtragon® C36 - Enhancing Strength, Stability, and Clarity
The integration of Lohtragon® C36 | based on Magnesium Carbonate in the production process yielded glass ceramics with remarkable mechanical strength and improved thermal stability. Additionally, it contributed as a flux agent to the uniform crystallization of the glass ceramics, ensuring optimal clarity and finish. These enhancements underscored the suitability as an effective material in producing high-quality glass ceramics.
Case Study Lohtragon® C46 - Enhancing Strength, Stability, and Structure
The incorporation of Lohtragon® C46 | based on Magnesium Oxide in the production processes of Zirconia ceramics and glass ceramics resulted in enhanced sinterability, leading to ceramics with superior mechanical strength and improved thermal stability. Additionally, in glass ceramics, MgO contributed to the development of a uniform and fine-grained crystalline structure, enhancing the overall quality and performance of the products, thus affirming its suitability in the production of advanced ceramics.
Glass is a versatile material with applications ranging from window panes and eyewear to fiber optic cables and solar panels. Its transparency, high melting point, and recyclability make it indispensable in both everyday life and specialized industrial settings. With ongoing innovations like smart glass, the glass market continues to evolve, promising increased functionality and efficiency.
Case Study Lohtragon® K01, Lohtragon® A05, Lohtragon® O19 - Infuse Glass with Vibrant, Stable Hues
The Lohtragon® products based on Copper Carbonate, Ferric Benzoate, and Ferrous Oxalate proved successful in imparting distinct, stable, and vibrant colors to the glass products. Copper Carbonate introduced rich green/blue shades, Ferric Benzoate produced unique red/brown hues, and Ferrous Oxalate contributed to the development of yellow/green tints. All these agents exhibited superior color stability and uniformity, offering enhanced aesthetic appeal and broadening the color spectrum available in glass products.
The world of ceramics and glass exemplifies human creativity and innovation. As technology advances, we can anticipate even more ingenious applications of these materials across various industries. The Lohtragon® range will expand as technology advances also based on our joint development approach.