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Zircoa, Inc. engineers and manufactures specialty ceramic materials. Our products are made from a combination of Zirconium Oxide and one of three stabilizers, depending upon the application. Zircoa uses traditional ceramic processes to shape these formulas, including: pressing or casting.
The green bodies are fired from several hours to several days at temperatures exceeding 3000°F, then cooled to room temperature. The transformation may not end there. Many products require final finishing, including: grinding, sawing or polishing.
Zircoa’s pressed and cast products are divided into two classes:
Technical Ceramics (www.zircoa.com/fine.grain)
Specialty Refractories (www.zircoa.com/coarse.grain)
Technical Ceramic products are extremely dense, very smooth, impervious and wear resistant.
Technical Ceramic products include:
Extrusion Dies (www.zircoa.com/dies)
Grinding Media (www.zircoa.com/grinding)
Dispersion Media (www.zircoa.com/millmates and www.zircoa.com/zirbeads)
Engineered Components (www.zircoa.com/components)
Specialty Refractory products are typically porous and rough-looking, and are often used in environments where thermal shock resistance is important.
Specialty Refractory products include:
Crucibles, Zirconia & Alumina (www.zircoa.com/crucibles)
Tundish Metering Nozzles (www.zircoa.com/nozzles)
Slidegate Plates (www.zircoa.com/slidegates)
Bricks for Insulation and Glass Contact (www.zircoa.com/bricks)
Burner Blocks (www.zircoa.com/burnerblocks)
Kiln Furniture and Transport Medium (www.zircoa.com/kiln.furniture)
Castable Material (www.zircoa.com/castable) is also available to customers who wish to cast their own shapes.
A third category of Zircoa products include:
Thermal Barrier Coatings & Granular Forms (www.zircoa.com/granular) of Zirconium Oxide.
Plasma Spray Powders (www.zircoa.com/spray.powders)
Setter Sands for Electronics (www.zircoa.com/setter.sand)
Custom Granular zirconia ,also known as grog (www.zircoa.com/grog)
The materials backbone of Zircoa is our own Zirconium Oxide raw materials plant. An exclusive thermo-chemical process converts Zirconium Silicate to Zirconium Oxide. Produced in abundance, our Zirconium Oxide serves the needs of not only our customers, but also our competitor’s.
Products from Zircoa provide science and industry with a means to develop, produce and deliver what may otherwise be impossible to achieve, but Zircoa’s accomplishments are not accidental. Zircoa, Inc. finds ways to involve all employees and consistently demand changes in how things are accomplished.
and Our People
Teamwork at Zircoa has not only resulted in on-going product improvement, it has produced significant productivity increases. Zircoa’s team is strong and effective because everyone shares in the challenge of running the business. Zircoa’s gain sharing program truly involves the entire company, and has even won the praise of union leadership: “It helps people work together for common goals … It is the engine that makes this place run”.
As Zircoa turns the corner on its first half-century, we remain sensitive to our customers, and are wholly committed to invention, innovation and the manufacture of quality products.