Resources & Advanced Materials Department

セラミックス成型品 (Ceramic Shapes)

Ceramic shapes are used in a wide range of fields including kiln furniture for electronic components and ceramic components, aluminum casting materials, catalyst carriers and heat reservoirs for exhaust purification, the petrochemical industry, and others.
We suggest products with optimal materials and shapes for diverse customer applications and use conditions.

セラミックス成型品 セラミックス成型品

■Products offered
Ceramic Kiln Furniture / Aluminum Casting Materials / Metalo Filter ・ Metalo Clean
Honeycomb Ceramics ・ Ceramic Ball ・ Metal Foam

セラミックス焼成治具/アルミ鋳造用部材 /メタロフィルタ®、メタロクリーン®(Kiln Furniture/ Hi-Cera/ Metalo Filter・Metalo Clean)

Iwatani distributes products from the Ceramics Division of Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd. in overseas markets as the sales agent. Mitsui Mining & Smelting has more than 50 years’ experience in the fields of refractory lining and kiln furniture used for firing fine ceramics, and its technologies are widely recognized all over the world. We also deal in ceramic parts for aluminum casting (Hi-Cera) and Metalo Filter and Metalo Clean that were developed by taking advantage of the features of the company’s technologies.

Ceramic Kiln Furniture

■Applications
Kiln tools for sintering furnaces (for electronic components, ceramic components, sanitary ware, and ceramics ware) and others
Refractory body bricks and lining materials (for high-temperature furnaces for firing fine ceramics, atmosphere furnaces, and non-ferrous metal melting furnaces), and others

セラミックス焼成冶具セラミックス焼成冶具

Aluminum Casting Materials (Hi-Cera)

These are ceramic parts used for aluminum casting. They are used mainly for holding furnaces and low-pressure casting furnaces. They are resistant to wetting by molten aluminum and have superior corrosion resistance and mechanical strength.

■Applications
Heater tube, thermocouple protection tube, stalk, degassing rotor shaft, and level sensor.

アルミ鋳造用部材 アルミ鋳造用部材アルミ鋳造用部材

Metalo Filter・Metalo Clean

They are used mainly for eliminating non-metallic inclusions and hydrogen gas from aluminum used for cans, copy drums, magnetic disks, sashes, and automotive components

■Applications
Metalo Filter: Eliminating non-metallic inclusions from molten aluminum in a porous tube filter (PTF) method
Metalo Clean: Eliminating hydrogen gas from molten aluminum

メタロフィルタ®・メタロクリーン® メタロフィルタ®・メタロクリーン® メタロフィルタ®・メタロクリーン®

For details of the Ceramic Kiln Furniture, Aluminum Casting Materials (Hi-Cera) , Metalo Filter ・ Metalo Clean, please contact the following.
Tokyo Advanced Materials Section  TEL : 81-3-5405-5835  FAX : 81-3-5405-5628

Honeycomb Ceramics

ハニカムセラミックス

Honeycomb ceramics have superior resistance to thermal shock and are applied for diverse purposes, including as catalyst carriers and heat reservoirs for VOC purification. We have been increasing sales figures by responding to customers’ requests for lower cost and faster deliveries.

■Applications
Catalyst carriers: For exhaust purification and VOC purification
Heat reservoirs: RTO equipment, regenerative burners, and others
Filters
■Materials offered
Cordierite, mullite, alumina, and SiC
■Typical sizes

150

x150

xTmm

200 cpsi, 400 cpsi

50

x50

xTmm

200 cpsi, 400 cpsi

※cpsi: cells per square inch

※We offer products in various sizes, with various numbers of cells, different shapes (round / rectangular), and others.

For details of the Honeycomb Ceramics, please contact the following.
Tokyo Advanced Materials Section  TEL : 81-3-5405-5835  FAX : 81-3-5405-5628

Ceramic Ball

不活性セラミックスボール

Inert ceramic balls are used as fillers for petroleum refinery and petrochemical catalysts, heat reservoirs and catalyst carriers.

■Applications
Fillers (for petroleum refinery and petrochemical catalysts)
Catalyst carriers (for exhaust/VOC purification)
Heat reservoirs (for exhaust/VOC purification and regenerative burners)
■Materials offered
Cordierite
Alumina (α-Al2O3、γ-Al2O3)

※We offer products in various sizes and compositions.

For details of the Ceramic Ball, please contact the following.
Tokyo Advanced Materials Section  TEL : 81-3-5405-5835  FAX : 81-3-5405-5628

Metal Foam

発泡金属

A metal foam is a porous metal with continuous pores.
With a high opening ratio, it is used in various fields including cell plates of alkaline batteries and carriers for deodorizing catalysts for industrial use.

■Applications
Cell plates of nickel-cadmium batteries and nickel hydride batteries, catalyst carriers, and filters of all types
■Materials offered
Ni, Cu, Fe, Cu-Zn, Ni-Fe, Ni-Cr, and others

※We offer products in various sizes and compositions.

For details of the Metal Foam, please contact the following.
Tokyo Advanced Materials Section  TEL : 81-3-5405-5835  FAX : 81-3-5405-5628