Are they really “ceramic” coatings?

Sol-gel technology is a hybrid of organic and inorganic chemistry. Coatings produced using sol-gel technology are more accurately described as ceramic-like; they feature many of the same characteristics as ceramic but to a lesser extent. Compared to PTFE, Sol-Gel coatings are harder (9H pencil hardness), and can function at higher temperatures (up to 450°C/840°F).

“Ceramic” is a broad term, and such products are usually divided into four sectors: structural (bricks, pipes), refractories (kiln linings), white wares (tableware, pottery) and technical (engineering). That’s why sol-gel coatings are more accurately described as “ceramic-like”.

 
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Sol-Gel Ceramic Coatings

Are they really “ceramic” coatings?

Sol-gel technology is a hybrid of organic and inorganic chemistry. Coatings produced using sol-gel technology are more accurately described as ceramic-like; they feature many of the same characteristics as ceramic but to a lesser extent. Compared to PTFE, sol-gel coatings are harder (9H pencil hardness), and can function at higher temperatures (up to 450°C/840°F).

“Ceramic” is a broad term, and such products are usually divided into four sectors: structural (bricks, pipes), refractories (kiln linings), white wares (tableware, pottery) and technical (engineering). That’s why sol-gel coatings are more accurately described as “ceramic-like”.

 

 
 
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