Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Rigidizer
High Purity… Surface Hardening… Water Based…
Yttria stabilized zirconia fibers reinforced with sub-micron zirconia particles.
Zircar Zirconium Oxide Rigidizer Type ZR-RIG is formulated for the surface hardening of all zirconia fiber products and for use in the fabrication of zirconia composites from Zircar textiles and other advanced materials. Such composites are comprised of a matrix of zirconia fibers reinforced with sub-micron zirconia particles. ZR-RIG has the same calcined composition as our ZYBF zirconia fibers and forms a fully stabilized zirconia body upon curing.
ZR-RIG contains sub-micron particles of yttria stabilized zirconia suspended in a zirconium acetate aqueous solution. The suspension will settle in transport as shown in the pint sized container in the picture above. The water based rigidizer, when mixed, has the consistency of a low viscosity house paint. Should the rigidizer become too thick during use for complete penetration into the surface of the zirconia fiber product, it can be thinned by small additions of de-ionized or distilled water.