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GENERAL INFORMATION
ZIRCAR Alumina Cement Type AL-CEM is a single part water based adhesive containing milled alumina fibers combined with fillers plus organic and inorganic binders. Principally used for bonding ZIRCARŽ fibrous ceramic products to themselves or to back-up thermal insulations, such as porous firebricks, and fibrous ceramic boards, it also finds application as a coating cement to improve the hardness and oxidation resistance of substrates.

This high purity cement has the consistency of a thick paint and may be applied using a variety of techniques including dipping, with a brush, paint roller or sprayer.  Water may be used to return to its original consistency, if it becomes thickened by evaporation.  Alumina Cement is non-flammable, is not affected by freezing and is mildly acidic (pH 5).

AL-CEM forms a strong bond upon drying. Curing at 425°C (800 °F) or more will render the bond stable to re-exposure to water or humid conditions. 

CHARACTERISTICS & PROPERTIES 

Color

White

Solid Content, %

70

Typical Solids Composition (Calcined Basis),  wt.%

     Al2O3 98.7
     SiO2 0.55
     Na2O 0.52
     TiO2 0.064
     ZrO2 0.051
     CaO 0.030
     K2O 0.025
     MgO 0.010
     CuO 0.001

Specific Gravity, gm/cc

1.95

Weight Per Pint, lbs

2

Maximum Use Temp.*, °C (°F)

1650 (3002)

Melting Point, °C (°F)

>1870 (3398)

Coverage by 1 Pint as .010" Layer on Fibrous Ceramic Insulation, sq. ft

7

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SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Bonding ZIRCAR fibrous ceramic materials together and to other porous surfaces.

Coating surfaces of ZIRCAR boards, blankets and papers for improved hardness, abrasion & chemical attack resistance.

Repairing cracks and openings in furnace walls composed of fibrous ceramic material.

Forming of shapes (rigid tubes, boats, setters, supports, process fixtures etc.) by bonding of rigid and flexible ZIRCAR fibrous ceramic materials.

Bonding agent in manufacture of high-alumina composites and laminates.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

     1) Clean surfaces to be joined or coated, making certain they are free of oil, starch, etc..

     2) Mix contents thoroughly before using.

     3) Apply cement thoroughly and evenly to all cleaned surfaces to be joined or coated . Reapply cement as required until surfaces remain wet and fluid. Initially, some wicking into porous materials will occur.

     4) When bonding parts, contact wet surfaces using slight pressure to assure match of parts.

     5) Dry the joined or coated pieces thoroughly before moving or placing into services. The time required to dry varies from a few minutes to a day or more, depending on the size and ability to dry out the part. Drying may be accelerated  by heating or oven drying at not greater than 90°C (200°F).

 

AVAILABILITY

STANDARD CEMENT

ITEM #

DESCRIPTION

PRICE* 

SHIP WT. (lb.)

 

C4001

AL-CEM, 1 PT

$123.50

4

C4002

AL-CEM, 1 QT

$217.00

6
 * Note: Prices shown apply to sales within the United States. Contact us for information regarding international commerce.

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Standard items are available for immediate shipment from stock.

Custom preparations, such as "low silica" and "high purity" variations are available on request. 

Please contact us with your special requirements. We are pleased to contact you if you would like more information or want to discuss custom product availability and pricing.

To Order

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Custom preparations: specify quantity, product type and description (by supplying written descriptions or material specifications).

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