Tosoh Zirconia: The all-in-one construction material

Tosoh Zirconium

Zirconium is a transition metal discovered in the 18th century and it was suggested as a modern construction material for hip head replacement instead of titanium or alumina. From dental to environmentally products, zirconium is used in variety of fields due to unique corrosion resistance.

Technical ceramics Zirconia is a uniquely advanced high-quality ceramic ― a chemical compound having the formula ZrO2. Products produced from Tosoh’s yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) powder exhibit superior mechanical properties such as high strength and flexibility.

As a technological breakthrough, YSZ exceeds the strength limitations of conventional fine ceramics. Heat insulating properties and oxygen-ion conductivity indicate zirconia has potential for use in a wide variety of applications such as:

Dental Materials

Its mechanical properties are very close to metal and its colour has the beauty of tooth colour. Replicating the natural look and feel of real teeth without compromising strength, zirconia is now gaining attention as a new dental material.

Grinding Media

Tosoh’s zirconia grinding media is primarily spherical and comes in a variety of sizes from 0.03 mm to 25 mm. Due to superior strength and durability, it is used to process materials for not only machines and industrial parts, but also plays a vital role in the production of materials that comprise the micron-thin layers of electronics for mobile phones, as well as the processing of pigments in printing inks.

Daily Life

Incredible durable and soft to the touch, zirconia is used in consumer goods, such as luxury watches. For professional chefs, zirconia knives don’t rust and stay extremely sharp.

Indispensable for Fiber-Optic Networks

The information age of today and tomorrow is being built on global fiber-optic networks. Zirconia is an indispensable material used in the connectors within those networks. STRONG, FLEXIBLE, and EASY to PROCESS, zirconia is the world standard for fiber-optic connectors – providing the maximum amount of data transmission with minimal loss.

Mechanical Parts

Zirconia is resistant to rust, corrosion and chemical reactions, and therefore is used in a variety of machines and other industrial equipment. Zirconia excels in heat shielding applications, providing heat insulation 10 times that of standard ceramics and 100 times that of iron.

Environmentally products and Energy-Efficient

Oxygen-Ion conductivity is a unique quality of zirconia. This fascinating characteristic makes zirconia useful in environmental applications for solid oxide fuel cells, which generate pollution-free electricity, as well as oxygen and NOx sensors used in the automotive field.

Key Features:

  • Unique combination of strength and natural beauty.
  • Superior strength and resistant.
  • Incredible durable and soft to the touch.
  • Flexible, and easy to process.
  • Resistant to rust, corrosion and chemical reactions.
  • Oxygen-Ion Conductivity.

Tosoh is a pioneer of the development of YSZ and has become the major global supplier, earning a solid reputation for consistent high purity and quality. Tosoh continues to focus resources in R & D and customer services for the ultimate evolution of zirconia. Basic grades are available for fine ceramics and solid electrolyte with oxygen-ion conductivity, plus easy mould-ability “S” grades, “B” binder grades, ATZ “A” grades, and injection moulding compounds.

RBH Ltd is a distributor of Tosoh Zirconia in England, Scotland and Wales. Our trained team will be able to advise you on what works best for different applications!