|Ceramics, glass, refractory materials|
This area is for people interested in thermal products and processes related to ceramics. Click on the items below.
Case 1. Thermal expansion
Thermal properties of materials and temperature control are crucial in production of ceramics. Thermal expansion of ceramics can be 'tailored' to match that of embedded metal components such as heater wires (important in ceramic cooking hobs). Ceramics is interesting in this respect because it is one of the few materials that can possess positive, zero or negative thermal expansion coefficient.
Complete Services for Glass Melting is a Czech based consultancy company offering modelling and consultancy services for the glass-making industry.
PPG provide documentation on the analysis of thermal stress in glass. (Click on the pdf file called Thermal.)
ACerS (American Ceramic Society, USA) is a 100-year-old non-profit organisation serving the needs of the international ceramics community. ACerS provides members and subscribers in 80 countries with access to periodicals and books, meetings and expositions, and on-line technical information.
EcerS (European Ceramic Society) is a non-governmental, non-profit federation of national ceramic societies, each representing the ceramists of a member country. The ECerS was established in 1987 to co-ordinate and promote the study of ceramics.
FEMS (Federation of European Materials Societies) is a non-profit umbrella organisation serving 24 national materials societies in 22 countries, with over 25,000 members in Europe engaged in the production, utilisation, and development of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
MRS (Materials Research Society) is a not-for-profit organisation bringing together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance.
SCI (Swedish Ceramic Institute) is an industrial research institute working with product-oriented research and development of ceramics and closely related materials.
SFC (Société Française de Céramique) offers different services to the ceramic industry: general testing, certification, documentation, training, standardisation. General testing, especially includes thermal testing: TGA, DTA, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion.
CERAM (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) is a materials research organisation and manufacturing consultant for clients in ceramics and materials processing, manufacture of ceramic components or the use of ceramic products.
British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation represents the UK's glass industry.
Firstly, try the evitherm data centre, where you might find the data you need and, if it's pay-for, more cheaply.
The Thermal Methods Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry promotes awareness of thermoanalytical, calorimetric and related techniques.