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Tunnel furnace for the coating of ceramics and metals
good chemical stability
high hardness and small porosity 
for the high temperature application to 1500°C
contains stabilized zirconium oxide 
Oben Description

Ceramic-Coating LE is a special coating on the basis of CaO stabilized zirconium oxide. Contrary to the frequently used zircon (zirconium silicate) zirconium oxide indictaes a substantially better stability and temperature stress. Ceramic-Coating LE shows a high hardness and is extremly abrasive resistant. By its small porosity the permeability of gas is extremly small. Ceramic-Coating LE is preferebly used as a protection and interface for graphite and ceramic crucibles. Within the metallurcigal area crucibles, troughs, dies and thermocouples are coated  with this product in order to obtain very pure melts and clean casting surfaces. The substrates which can be coated should indicate thermal coefficients of expansion of <8.5·10-6/K. For substrates with clearly higher  thermal coefficients of expansion the product Ceramic-Coating HE is available. 

Ceramic-Coating LE can be used both at air as well as under vacuum and inert gas to 1500°C, briefly this may be exceeded.


Resuspend Ceramic-Coating LE prior to use. Dilute with distilled water if necessary. 
Application on clean surfaces is possible by brushing, dipping or spraying.
Dry thoroughly. Do not contact wet coatings with metal melts. Additional layers may be applied after drying. 
Curing of the coating should take place with 350 to 400°C.
A thin coating application (50-100µm) is favourable. Thick layers may crack during use and tend to chip off.
Tools can be cleaned with water.

ObenStorage-Container Size

Containers should be kept closed and product protected against frost. A storage temperature of >5°C (>41°F) is recommended. Ceramic-Coating LE is available in 1kg-containers.

ObenSafety Advices

Ceramic-Coating LE contains water, is solvent-free and according to data available to us a non-hazardous preparation. This product is alkaline and therefore labelled irritant. The use of eye and hand protection is recommended. An EC material safety data sheet is available. 

ObenTechnical Data

Colour yellow
Ceramic constituent Zirconium oxide
Binder Alkali silicate
Composition 72% ZrO2(CaO)
  28% Alkali silicate
Solid content (Boron nitride) >50%
Density (g/cm3) >1,5
pH 11-12
Thermal expansion <8.5·10-6/K
Application temperature (max.) 1500°C (2732°F)

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These recommendations are believed to be correct. However, no guarantee of their accuracy is given. Therefore, purchasers shall make their own tests to determine suitability for their use. These products are offered for industrial and related uses (e.g. research and development) only. However the user must take the necessary precautions appropriate for products containing chemicals. This description does not imply the absence of any patents, the responsibility whatsoever solely rests with the user.