The domestic appliances industry has shown a strong trend in recent years to replace other materials with plastics [Dah10]. At the same time, the exchange of data between devices is increasingly being promoted [Wei15]. In the foreground are intelligent tools such as sensors or transmitters, for which modern materials are needed [Kem13]. In addition, waste heat from the equipment is to be harnessed by producing heat exchangers using innovative material concepts [Kub17].
IKH PRODUCTS USED FOR THIS INDUSTRY
Ceramics made from zirconia (ZrO2), occupy a special position among engineering ceramics due to their exceptional mechanical properties. For example, some zirconium oxide ceramics exhibit extremely high flexural strength and fracture toughness previously considered as unattainable for ceramics.