Technical Ceramics

Battery Tooling

We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance tooling for the production of zinc carbon dry cells and alkali batteries, including mixer units, extruders, liners, nozzles, ram tips, sweeper blades, dies and punches.

The parts are made using Nilcra® Zirconia, an advanced ceramic material that is strong, tough and highly resistant to the corrosive battery mix. It is a good choice because it is a consistent, reliable material (Weibull Modulus > 30) with a low coefficient of friction. Abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface. 

As a result of these material characteristics, battery production tooling parts made with Nilcra® Zirconia last longer than those made of conventional materials such as stellite or other metal alloys. Manufacturers benefit from longer production runs, improved yields and better quality production.

If you would like to know more about the performance and reliability of our tooling products for zinc carbon battery and alkali battery manufacture, contact us today. We will be pleased to assist with your project. For more information on our grades of zirconia, see our dedicated zirconia materials page.


Contact Tim Hazlehurst for more information

+44 7584684681