The ceramic raw materials business unit produces a wide range of special aluminum oxides, sold under the trade mark NABALOX®, which is active in the application fields of refractorines, technical/engineering ceramics and the polishing industry. NABALOX®-products are also used in the building and electrical industries, along with medical technologies.
Due to the outstanding homogeneity of the manufactured products, NABALOX® raw materials are characterised by their highly consistent properties. This provides significant advantages in their mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties along with a good price to performance ratio. These characteristics make the NABALOX® aluminas the ideal raw material for the international ceramics industry.
The most important parameters of NABALOX®-aluminum oxides are:
Grain size distribution
Primary crystallite size
Specific surface (BET)
In shaped and unshaped refractory applications the ground, reactive and super reactive NABALOX® special oxides are characterised by an extremely narrow and homogeneous shrinkage. NABALOX® enables a wide processing window and a significant reduction in water demand. The new generation of reactive aluminas lowers the production costs and raises the efficiency and life-time of the refractory solutions of our customers.
For advanced ceramics with demanding or specific application needs NABALOX®-oxides offer reproducible materials and cost savings with a maximum of processing safety.
Typical characteristics include:
reduced sintering temperatures
high sintered densities and defined shrinkage
an increase in mechanical strength of the ceramic materials
excellent thermal fatigue and corrosion resistance
As an "immediate" product that is ready for pressing, Nabaltec also offers the GANALOX® product family range according to defined material classes.