Petrochemical

From exploration to upstream processing, our Technical Ceramics business can help you find innovative solutions for your petrochemical applications. Our products help deliver increased product life cycles, improved performance and cost savings.

Oil Refinery


Having worked with customers in the petrochemical industry for over two decades we are ideally placed to help you realise the potential for ceramic products and materials in your applications. 

Our engineers design and implement ceramic solutions which offer significant advantages over traditional materials. Our Deranox 975 alumina and Nilcra™ Zirconia for example are resistant to mechanical and chemical corrosion.  Our Nilcra™ Zirconia improves product life by up to 10 times compared to traditional materials. 

Our high performing materials including silicon nitride, silicon carbide and magnesium oxide and alumina are chosen to meet specific needs in niche applications across the petrochemical sector including: 

  • Specialist pump seals and bearings
  • Hydrocyclones for upstream oil production
  • MgO blocks used in mineral insulated cables for oil extraction
  • Nilcra™​ Zirconia used as lining material in mud pumps (see our dedicated page on how Nilcra™ zirconia is used in the oil and gas industry)
  • Silicon nitride wear resistant products for high wear valve and sealing parts 

At practically every stage of the production cycle our products outperform traditional solutions. Valve components, hydrocylcones and linings are all used to improve reliability in upstream processes. 

Our materials, coupled with our outstanding capability for manufacturing of complex components, help our customers to extend the life of their equipment and reduce downtime even in the most demanding petrochemical applications.

Our technical specialists and design engineers will work with you to develop solutions that meet your specific requirements. This is how we have consistently delivered innovation in the petrochemical industry, helping our customers to reduce costs and improve the performance of their products. 

For further information contact us today.