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What Are the Benefits of Mica in the industries?

November 17, 2021

There are not many elements in nature that can replace the mica for industrial applications. It is used in a wide range of industries for a variety of applications. It is primarily used in two forms: sheet and powder. Sheet mica is used in various aerospace, electronics, and automotive industries for thermal and electrical insulation applications, and powder mica is used in various industries such as cosmetics, paint, and glass industry for manufacturing applications. The widespread use of mica material is due to its amazing physical and chemical properties. Look at the key benefits of mica for industries

Amazing Physical and Chemical Properties

Mica is stable at high temperatures and has exceptional dielectric strength. It has exceptional mechanical properties. It can be converted into very thin flexible sheets that make manufacturing a wide range of mica-based products possible. Mica is stable up to a temperature of 900 degrees Celsius. That’s why it is used as thermal insulation. It has a dielectric strength of 2000 v/mm, which makes it ideal for electrical insulation applications. Not just that, the chemical inertness and lightweight of mica enhance its range of applications. It does not react with moisture and atmospheric gases.

Easily Available

Mica is an element that is available in abundance in nature. It is commonly found in igneous and metamorphic rock in crystal form, and small flakes of the mica are also found in sedimentary rock. It is mined from the earth’s crust using various mining methods. The University of Waterloo research suggests that the world’s major mica deposits are found in India at Bihar and in the Nellore district of Madras. Over 50% of the mica used today comes from these two regions. Other major producers are Belgium, Brazil, and China. It is also found in some parts of North America. Thus, there is no shortage of supply of mica. It is readily available in various grades, qualities, and types.  

Economic

When compared with other materials for industrial insulation, mica is an economical option. It offers a perfect balance of the price and features. Other materials like mineral wool, ceramic fiber, and microporous often lack that balance. For example, ceramic fiber has better thermal insulation than mica, but it is costly and less durable. Similarly, mineral wool provides good insulation but absorbs moisture. Mica provides a balanced solution. Ceramic fiber is also a good choice of material after mica. We at Axim Mica, provide a wide range of insulation products of both types of materials.    

What are the commonly used mica-based insulation products?

The commonly used mica-based insulation products include but are not limited to mica sheets, mica tape, mica gasket, mica paper, mica board, mica tube, and mica flakes. You can buy the mica products that meet the highest international industrial standards from us at AximMica. We are a leading ISO: 9001 2015 certified manufacturer and supplier of mica-based insulation materials to over 50 industries in the USA.

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