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Case Studies

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New Ultralite Insulating Firebricks

Proven 16% Energy Saving in Kiln Roof Insulation

Ultralite Insulating Firebricks (UIFBs) are manufactured by Mantec Technical Ceramics using advanced microporous refractory technology and unique patent pending engineering expertise.

The standard UIFB-26 brick meets the requirements of ASTM C155 for group 26 applications requiring a temperature rating of 1400°C/2552°F. UIFB-26 comes in two standard sizes – 230mm x 114mm x 64mm (9” x 4 ½” x 2 ½”) and 230mm x 114mm x 76mm (9” x 4 ½” x 3”).

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Ceramic Filters in the Fertiliser Industry

Mantec’s Porous Ceramic Technology is benefiting the Fertiliser Industry in the efficient production of Nitric Acid.

For many years, Mantec Technical Ceramics Ltd has been a key supplier of Ceramic Filtration Tubes to the Fertiliser Industry. This Case Study explains how the industry has benefited from the use of Mantec’s porous ceramic technology.

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Ideal Standard benefit from Ultralite

How we saved energy, improved health and safety and reduced maintenance time with Ultralite!

Ultralite is a unique lightweight refractory material that has excellent thermal insulation properties.

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Microbial Control of Botanical Extracts using Star-Sep™ Ceramic Crossflow Microfiltration

William Ransom Ltd has utilised Star-Sep™ Ceramic Crossflow Microfiltration as a key part of the process in the production of botanical extracts.

An overview of William Ransom Ltd

The company was founded over 160 years ago in 1846 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire by William Ransom. William was a Quaker philanthropist and most importantly for us, a botanist. A contemporary of Charles Darwin, was a highly influential figure in early research into the analysis of botanicals.

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Recycling process water containing Radioactive Contamination (NORMs)

The recycling of process water containing radioactive contamination within a Refurbishment Facility using Star-Sep™ Ceramic Crossflow Filtration

This crossflow microfiltration process, using Mantec’s patented star channel Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membranes, renders the filtered water bacterially inactive and free of NORMs, which means that it can be re-used within the process.

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Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membranes in the Pharmaceuticals Industry

GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceuticals giant, cut operating costs at its drugs plant in Worthing UK, by replacing polymer with Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membranes

The installation of a Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membrane system was a critical, yet proportionally low-cost component of GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-biotic drug processing system, enabling a multi-million pound investment to be recouped within just 15 months.

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The use of Ultralite™ in the Brick Industry

How Ultralite™ saved money, improved efficiency and reduced maintenance time at Hanson Brick UK.

Hanson is one of the world's largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry, producing a range of building products including concrete pipes, concrete pavers, tiles and clay bricks.

Their use of Ultralite™ within the construction of the kiln cars demonstrated a major advantage over the previous fibre / vermiculite construction in terms of its thermal efficency.

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Ultralite™ in India

How Ultralite™ is saving energy and improving production yields within many of India’s Ceramics Manufacturers

Mantec Technical Ceramics continues to be successful in supplying its energy efficient ceramic insulation material, Ultralite™, within the sub-continent of India. 

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Use of Bullers Rings at Churchill China Ltd

Churchill China Ltd uses Bullers Rings as an essential part of its Quality Assurance programme in the production of First Class Hotel Ware.

UK based Mantec Technical Ceramics Ltd specialises in the manufacture of the ‘World Famous’ Bullers Rings, which are utilised by many of the world’s leading Tableware, Sanitaryware, Brick, Refractory and Technical Ceramics Manufacturers to measure and monitor the amount of Heat Work that has taken place within the kiln.

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Why Emma Bridgewater Ltd uses Bullers Rings as an essential part of its Quality Assurance programme.

Formed in 1985 and employing some 180 people, Emma Bridgewater Ltd prides itself in its “quintessentially English” design of pottery.

Emma Bridgewater's distinctive and highly collectable pottery is made from an earthenware mix that is a variant on Josiah Wedgwood's 18th century recipe for creamware. The company’s individual designs range from Spring Flower patterns to Polka Dot Hearts and Union Jacks to Kitchen Gardens.

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