Solving Problems with Izory®HD
Commentary on Izory’s remarkable performance capabilities in severe applications that require strength, wear and corrosion resistance.
Refractron and Utah State Collaborate on Space Hydroponics Under NASA Grant
Working closely with Utah State University’s College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences under a NASA grant, Refractron is optimizing alumina tubes for space crop production.
Refractron Technologies Announces New Owners
Newark, NY November 2022 Refractron Technologies is excited to announce the appointment of its new ownership team effective July 2022. After the well-deserved retirement of our former owners Bob Stanton and Mark Walsh, Refractron Technologies gained a new ownership...
Space Crop Production Systems Enhanced with Refractron’s Alumina Tubes
Refractron’s porous alumina tubes are an integral component for the root-zone management system for next generation space crop production. Utilizing custom designed Refractron ceramic tubes to interface a hydroponic nutrient supply with the porous rooting media allows for fine control and uniform distribution of nutrients and water,
Is “Made in America” What You Think?
Refractron participated on the WXXI program Connections with Evan Dawson to discuss when you see a label that says, “Made in America”. A recent piece in the conservative publication, the National Review, argued that “buying American” has little meaning in today’s...
Porous Ceramic Cleaning Guidelines
On occasion, glass-bonded porous alumina and silicon carbide ceramics may become clogged with contaminants. This article highlights several methods that can be evaluated for cleaning them.
Resilient Porous Ceramics
ISO-Certified and American-made, Refractron has maintained its position as an industry leader in the manufacture of resilient porous ceramics since 1984. Our suite of products is made from quality alumina and silicon carbide (SiC) formulations that create parts with...
White vs. Yellow Zirconia
Why are Zirconia Drawing Rings and Rolls Yellow? Does it Matter if They are White or Yellow?Yellow magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (MgPSZ) is typically manufactured from fused zirconia (ZrO2) that is made by melting the material in an arc-melting furnace at...
What are Izory® and Izory®HD?
Historical PerspectiveRonald Garvie and his team of researchers in Australia developed partially (P) stabilized (S) magnesium (Mg) zirconia (Z), Mg-PSZ, in the 1970s and named it “ceramic steel”. Materials science researchers worldwide followed quickly with numerous...
6 Factors for Selecting a Material for a Critical Application
Partially stabilized zirconia ceramics are strong, tough, or rugged, and provide outstanding wear and corrosion resistance. They can extend maintenance cycles, lower production costs, improve equipment reliability and performance, and increase the lifespan of mating...