Mechanical Strength
Ceramic materials exhibit very high mechanical strength which is required for the application as components for machines and equipments.

The hardness of advanced ceramic materials is above 9 on Moh´s Scale, and only diamond is harder (which rates 10 on Moh´s Scale). For this reason ceramic materials are excellent suitable for the production of parts with very high wear resistance e.g. for the paper-, textile- and wire industry.

The low density of the ceramic material is advantageous in the design of rotating movable parts such as bearings, valves, and rotors.

Thermal Resistance
Ceramic materials are extremely heat resistant. The properties of metals can be significantly above 500 ° C after. Construction ceramics, however, can also be used above 1000 ° C. Ceramic components, for example in the metal industry in direct contact with molten metal (eg pulling-rings) is used.

Chemical resistance
In contrast to metals ceramic materials react only insignificant with acids and bases. Therefore they are ideal for the application in chemical industry.

Moreover, ceramic materials are bioinert and are used as implants (e.g. hip joint endoprosthesis, tooth pins, malleus).

All ceramic materials (also non-oxide) exhibit excellent oxidation resistance at high temperatures.