Throughout the industrial & petrochemical sectors our specialised materials are enabling customers to improve their process efficiency and productivity, minimise waste and reduce their environmental footprint.
Examples of recent applications include:
Drilling bit reliability and tolerance are key to successful onshore and offshore exploration for oil, gas and other fossil fuels. We are a major supplier of highly engineered graphite powder used to manufacture polycrystalline diamond cutters, and our proprietary process for producing high-strength, high-purity brazed alloys for specialised drill bits ensures high-performance, increased life and enhanced productivity.
Water filtration and desalination
Wastewater treatment uses our composite electrodes to remove disinfectant and phosphates ?the only phosphate removal method to comply with forthcoming 2013 legislation. We are developing new materials to improve water sustainability, such as lightweight, low-friction and hence long lasting ceramic shafts for water pumps, and ceramic discs and membranes for efficient waste water filtration.
Ceramic and glass manufacture
Our fibre products are widely used in the ceramics and glass sectors to manufacture products ranging from tiles to tableware and from sanitary ware to bone china. By reducing kiln car mass, they provide manufacturers with significant energy savings. We also provide insulating firebricks used in roller, shuttle, tunnel and hobby kilns.
Our specialised insulation materials are widely used in metals casting to maintain furnaces at the required temperature while minimising energy use, improving efficiency and sustainability. Rolls Royce is replacing its current insulation with our thermally efficient SuperwoolR fibres for mould wrap.
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