[Metapor]
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[Vacuum Clamping]
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[Ceramic Industry]

METAPOR® - micro-porous, air permeable aluminium

METAPOR is a composite material consisting of two major components. Different granules, such as aluminium or ceramic materials, and binders are currently used in various applications. The material is air-permeable over the entire surface, because of its micro-porous structure. In contrast to sintered materials, the pores are not closed off after machining.

The numerous advantages are useful in the Thermoforming industry as well as for vacuum clamping and air cushion devices. Design flexibility is enhanced because micro-vents are an integral part of the complete surface. The material‘s inherent properties eliminate the need to design and manufacture complex venting systems.

For various applications, five different METAPOR products are available at present. The major differences are within the air permeability, pore size and temperature stability.

Product

Ceramic Industry

Thermoforming

Vacuum clamping
systems

Air cushion
systems

Temperature
stability

Air-
permeability*

Non-Transparent

Transparent

BF 100 AL

X

108°C

100%

HD 100 AL

X

X

108°C

50%

HD 210 AL

X

X

210°C

50%

MC 100 AL

X

100°C

800%

CE 100 WHITE

X

X

X

100°C

100%

* Reference values to air permeability of BF100AL

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