As you’re no doubt aware – insulation can be made of a whole host of other materials – fibreglass, cellulose, mineral wool. That being said, mica has very unique properties that make it an excellent choice as a basis for insulation in a range of industrial applications.
Here we’re going to look at a particular form of mica – muscovite mica – its properties and how it’s used by the industry and by Elmelin to make a variety of processes safer and more efficient. …
Mica is a very effective industrial insulation material, due to its unique physical properties. The versatility of this naturally occurring mineral means that it has applications across a wide range of industries, providing essential support as a high-performance insulator. It also acts as a superior relining material in the foundry and steel industry.
Because of its extraordinary properties, mica is used across a broad spectrum of industries. In its raw mineral form, mica is made up in such a way that it naturally cleaves into thin sheets.
Once processed, these sheets, whether rigid or flexible, form the basis for different products, supporting various industrial and manufacturing processes.
Therefore, when it comes to asking how mica is used, the answers are varied, reflecting the versatility of this mineral. It is associated with furnaces and foundries, but also power electronics, aviation, vehicles, the military, consumer appliances and even in beauty products.