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Steatite is a porous material consisting of a combination of magnesium silicate and talc. The material properties of steatite are diverse and offer numerous advantages for various applications. Steatite has a high insulating capacity, adequate mechanical strength, and high chemical resistance. It is an ideal material for applications requiring high temperatures and extreme conditions and is very easy to machine mechanically.

Steatite is often used in the electronics and automotive industries because it is an excellent insulator. It is also used in the medical industry to make intricate, precision parts. Steatite also has very good corrosion resistance, making it used in the chemical industry and the manufacture of medical equipment.



The most important properties of steatite (MgO, SiO2) in brief:

  • High insulating capacity
  • Good mechanical strength
  • High chemical resistance
  • Very good corrosion resistance
  • Suitable for high temperatures and extreme conditions
  • Ideal for applications in the electronics, automotive, medical, and chemical industries

If you are looking for a ceramic material with high insulating properties and chemical resistance, steatite is a perfect choice. Our KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH offers you steatite in different qualities and dimensions tailored to your individual requirements. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our products and solutions.

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