Partially-Stabilized Zirconia offers fracture toughness.

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Suitable as replacement for hardened steel/metal alloy components, Nilcra(TM) PSZ consists of ceramic alloy made of high-purity zirconium and magnesium oxides with carefully controlled microstructure. Components made from Nilcra PSZ offer wear, abrasion, corrosion, and thermal shock resistance, making material suited for demanding industrial environments, including materials handling, oil and gas, chemical, metal forming, and pulp and paper.

Original Press Release:

Morgan Technical Ceramics Offers Nilcra(TM) Partially-Stabilized Zirconia

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC ) announces its Magnesia partially-stabilized Zirconia, Nilcra(TM) PSZ, an advanced ceramic material for a wide variety of demanding industrial environments, including materials handling, oil and gas, chemical, metal forming, and pulp and paper. Components made from Nilcra PSZ typically outlast similar parts made from more traditional materials by 3-10 times, and feature very high mechanical strength and fracture toughness combined with excellent wear, abrasion, corrosion and thermal shock resistance.

MTC has been a world leader in the production of the strongest, toughest and most consistent Magnesia partially-stabilized Zirconia for over two decades. MTC's Nilcra PSZ is a ceramic alloy of high purity zirconium and magnesium oxides with a carefully controlled, unique microstructure. This unique microstructure results in a material toughening mechanism called "Transformation Toughening," creating a combination of exceptional material properties. Nilcra PSZ was originally touted as the "ceramic steel," as it has comparable thermal expansion to that of steel. This attribute enables it to often be used as a direct replacement for hardened steel/metal alloy components.

MTC's Melbourne, Australia operation specializes in the manufacture of customized components manufactured from Nilcra PSZ. Zirconia ceramic solutions include applications and design input, prototyping and production capabilities to meet both low and high volume requirements.

MTC Melbourne has the capability to manufacture Nilcra PSZ components up to 20" (500mm) in diameter and 24" (600mm) in length with cross sections up to 4" (100mm).
The company can machine to micron tolerances and super surface finishes, and boasts ISO 9002 accreditation.

Nilcra PSZ is available in two grades: Nilcra MS Grade PSZ for the majority of applications where maximum strength is required, and Nilcra TS Grade PSZ for environments where higher thermal shock resistance is necessary.

For more information on Nilcra PSZ visit or contact our Australian sales office.

About Morgan Technical Ceramics

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has comprehensive range of Ceramic materials, from which its products are manufactured. Supplying to a variety of demanding markets, MTC has established an enviable reputation for providing value-added solutions through world-class research and development, innovative design and, perhaps most important of all, application engineering.

Morgan Advanced Ceramics, together with Morgan Electro Ceramics forms Morgan Technical Ceramics, a division of the Morgan Crucible Company plc. From manufacturing locations in Australia, North America, Europe and Asia, Morgan Technical Ceramics supplies an extensive range of products, including ceramic components, braze alloys, ceramic/metal assemblies and engineered coatings.

For more information on Morgan Technical Ceramics visit or contact one of our sales offices below:


Morgan Technical Ceramics Australia Pty Ltd, 4 Redwood Drive, Clayton Vic 3168, Australia.

Tel: +61 3 9550 9144 Fax: +61 3 9550 9125



Morgan Technical Ceramics, Bewdley Road, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 8QR.

Tel: +44 1299 872210 Fax: +44 1299 872218


North America

Morgan Technical Ceramics, 26 Madison Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004, USA

Tel: +1 800 433 0638 Fax: +1 973 227 7135



Morgan Technical Ceramics, 158 Jiajian Road, Jiading, Shanghai 201818, People's Republic of China.

Tel: +86 21 5990 0687 Fax: +86 21 5990 3241


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