Paper & Print Industry

With shrinking margins, companies today seek to gain a competitive advantage by automating and optimizing their processes. This also includes the goal-oriented detection of sources of error through mechanical quality controls [Bör15]. The paper and printing industry place the highest demands on the reliability of the materials. Since the complex loading of the materials makes it difficult to make forecasts, data for material optimization are included during the process [Bel18].


Alumina (Al2O3)

Due to its excellent price-performance ratio, alumina (Al2O3) ceramics are predestined for many technical applications and the most widely used oxide ceramic material [KOL18]. Its low costs are due to the high availability of aluminum (3rd most common element in the earth’s crust) and the costeffective preparation and sintering processes.

Zirconia (ZrO2)

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.