NEXTREMA® - High-tech material for challenging applications
Discover the advantages of NEXTREMA® glass-ceramics for mechanical engineering and specifically as infrared (IR) heater cover:
- Protection of heating elements
- Stable performance in corrosive environments
- Easy to clean surface
- Homogeneous heat distribution & reduction of hot spots
Leveraging infrared heating technologyImproving performance and reducing costs are critical success factors for all kind of processes throughout mechanical engineering. NEXTREMA® is a versatile glass-ceramic material platform combining different technical properties to enable successful solutions in machineries and plant engineering i.e. for display equipment manufacturing or in infrared (IR) heating applications. The process inert material is the perfect match for inner lining, infrared heater cover, or carrier plates especially in high-temperature environments (for example inline or batch furnaces) where other materials such as plastic, conventional glass or metal show their limitations. Especially for IR heaters, the glass-ceramic material platform offers a broad range of options for different needs, such as protective heater cover against impacts or for more even heat distribution.
A match for industrial applications
Especially in mechanical engineering, requirements become increasingly demanding, intervals become tighter, and processes need to be constantly optimized and refined. NEXTREMA® has proven its reliable performance in different application fields and use cases.
Due to its process inertness, its dedicated transmission and its near zero thermal expansion NEXTREMA® perfectly matches the requirements of an industrial infrared heater cover. No matter if you want to dry car paint, mold plastic containers, or dry food with IR heating – our glass-ceramic is the material of choice.
When your products – for example displays or solar panels – run through a high-temperature process, NEXTREMA® is ideally suited for the use as a carrier plate: its near zero thermal expansion enables rapid heating and cooling while its high mechanical strength guarantees that the carried objects keep their shape.
Inner lining and insulation
Two types of NEXTREMA® show a very low transmission in the IR range – leading to good insulation in high temperature processes and saving you energy costs. At the same time our glass-ceramic is process inert, withstand temperatures up to 950°C and is easy to clean.
One NEXTREMA® type perfectly suits an application as a viewing window. Not only because it’s transparent, but also due to its optional infrared reflective coating, that reflects radiation back into the chamber. Not to forget the material’s continuous heat resistance and its non-porous surface which makes it easy to clean.
Leverage infrared (IR) heating technology
Our whitepaper "Leverage infrared (IR) heating technology" describes how NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic supports homogeneous heat distribution and reduces hot spots.