New Products / Product Highlights

Ceralink Inc.: Microwave-Assist Furnaces

Ceralink Inc. recently announced that it is now offering microwave-assist technology (MAT) furnaces. MAT is a heating technology that allows manufacturers to double production capacity while reducing energy and manufacturing costs. Ceralink’s MAT furnace products include 1100, 1600 and 1700ºC lab-scale furnaces with either air or atmosphere control.

The furnaces can be used for binder burnout, calcining and sintering applications. Ceralink also offers production-scale gas or electric MAT furnaces in batch, elevator and tunnel kilns.

MAT is a patented technology that combines gas or electric furnaces with microwave energy to heat ceramic products. MAT decreases furnace cycle times by a factor of two, cutting energy consumption by at least 50%. The radiant and microwave heating are applied simultaneously, leading to uniform heat distribution, faster firing, more complete binder removal, lower-temperature calcining, etc. This technology also offers improved materials properties, including the potential for the densification of nanoceramics.

Ceralink has exclusive license and is the only authorized source for MAT in North America. Ceralink also offers sublicense packages that include feasibility testing and materials development for the manufacture of materials using MAT technology in its Microwave Testing Center.

For more information, call (518) 283-7733, fax (518) 283-9134, e-mail or visit


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

June 2015 ceramic industry

2015 June

This issue features our first annual Supplier of the Year Awards. Be sure to check it out!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!