Ceramics and Glass Manufacturing

Materials like adhesives and tapes, ceramics, glass, and graphite are pivotal in numerous industrial sectors, including aerospace, automotive manufacturing, chemical processing, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and wastewater treatment. Adhesives, including tapes, are substances engineered to bond surfaces together or unite them. While various materials serve this purpose, examples include acrylic polymers, rubbers, Bisphenol A-based epoxies, and plastics, particularly those derived from thermoplastic resins. Plastic adhesives or epoxy adhesives are predominantly utilized in industrial environments. Adhesives exhibit diverse strengths, material compatibilities, and physical characteristics, with tapes available in a range of widths, roll lengths, and strengths tailored to specific applications. Some tapes are designed for use with fabrics and fabric-based items, while others, like duct tape, offer robust and permanent adhesion, making them widely popular across industries.

Ceramics, glass, and graphite are industrial materials known for their varying levels of hardness and a spectrum of physical properties, including electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and thermal resistance. These materials are sourced from natural and synthetic origins. Ceramics, for example, can be crafted from traditional materials like kaolinite or modern alternatives such as aluminum oxide (alumina), tungsten carbide, and silicon carbide. Glass traditionally stems from silica, the primary constituent of sand, but may also incorporate minerals like fluorspar, dolomite, limestone, fused quartz, and others. Graphite, a naturally occurring mineral, can also be synthetically produced and is commonly obtained from regions such as China, Canada, Brazil, India, and North Korea. These materials find diverse applications in manufacturing various components for activities such as material handling, scientific research, machining, and aircraft launching. Moreover, they can be utilized in powder or grit form for abrasive media blasting, a technique wherein abrasive materials are propelled towards a surface to smooth, shape, roughen, or clean it.

IQS collaborates with proficient and experienced manufacturers offering a wide array of services to meet customer requirements. Detailed information regarding categories within the “Adhesives, Ceramics, and Glass” industry and associated companies can be explored by scrolling down. The subsequent section provides individual category descriptions and links to external webpages of the manufacturers with whom we partner.