Its carefully controlled chemistry and microstructure imparts excellent resistance to corrosion by both acid and alkali cleaning solutions and to the hydro-thermal destabilization that happens with other zirconia ceramics during steam sterilization.
This material is also non-cytotoxic and does not release particles. It is easy to clean due to the low porosity. It has high wear resistance, a low friction coefficient and accepts highly smooth surface finishing as a result of its very fine grain size and low porosity.
Mechanical, physical and electrical properties
Values at 20°C
|Density||103 kg/m3||> 5.8|
|Thermal expansion coefficient (20 – 1000°C)||10-6 /°C||10|
|Bend strength||MPa||800 – 900|
|Young’s Modulus||GPa||200 – 205|
|Fracture toughness (K1C factor)||MPa.m1/2||7 – 8|
|Electrical resistivity||Ω.cm||> 1010|
The properties quoted above are typical and should be used for guidance only. They vary somewhat with method of manufacture, size and shape and advice should be sought for critical applications.