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The advanced chemistry course of the Wiedtal-Gymnasium visits the FGK

This week we welcomed the advanced chemistry course of the Wiedtal-Gymnasium at the Research Institute for Glass – Ceramics. After a brief introduction to our institute with its accredited testing laboratory, the students were given a tour of our laboratories and the technical center to illustrate the ceramic process chain and the wide range of applications for ceramics.

In the technical center, Mr. Jonas Weber, R&D project technician, explained to the students how the hot isostatic press works, in which technical ceramics can be almost completely compacted at temperatures of up to 2000 °C and simultaneous pressurization of up to 3000 bar, so that they can achieve a high degree of transparency.

In the tile testing room with inclined plane, it was explained how tiles are tested for their adhesion properties, which is important for the planning of public construction projects, e.g. swimming pools and shopping centers, as it represents a significant safety factor.

Finally, there was a guided tour of the 3D ceramics competence center with Dipl.-Ing. Mr. Murat Demirtas, where the FGK and the neighboring WesterWaldCampus of Koblenz University of Applied Sciences are researching innovative additive manufacturing processes for ceramics.

We would like to thank you for your visit and are happy to continue offering young interested people the opportunity to gain an insight into our activities!

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