Zirconium oxide is a crystalline and polymorphous substance which cab be obtained through chemical processes from zirconium silicate and baddeleyte.
Thanks to its crystalline structure it has excellent mechanical strength against stress and other outstanding features which make it interesting for many applications:
  • Fracture toughness
  • High wear resistance
  • High resistance to chemical agents
  • Low heat conductivity
  • Very good hardness
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Very good aesthetical qualities which cannot be reached by metals
Thanks to these outstanding characteristics, zirconium oxide is holding a remarkable position in many industrial sectors. It is employed in jeweller’s and watch making and is particularly appreciated in the medical field (for instance in coxo- femoral surgery).