Technical ceramics are defined as « inorganic materials, predominantly non-metallic, of high performance with specific functional characteristics. » However, this definition covering a wide range of products, technical ceramics are distinguished most of the time on the basis of their main physical application, i.e. mechanical, thermal, electrical, bio, photo-catalytic, etc.
The current objectives of standardization on technical ceramics are the improvement and harmonization of standards at national and regional level by establishing international standards, especially on characterization and evaluation methods.
Demand in the field of technical ceramics is growing but in order for them to find broad acceptance in the industrial world, several issues still need to be addressed :
|European||CEN/TC 184||Info ▷|
|International||ISO/TC 206||Info ▷|
|United-States||ASTM Committee C28||Info ▷|