Our Fortis MC™ Ceramic Plunger
Fortis MC™ ceramic plungers are manufactured from zirconia oxide, silicon nitride, or alumina oxide ceramic materials. Among the primary benefits of ceramic plungers is their resistance to saltwater, oil, and some chemical solutions. This characteristic makes ceramic plungers ideal for the medical, food and beverage, petrochemical, and specialty chemical industries where there are tight regulations regarding fluid contamination.
These ceramic plungers inherit the hard and wearable nature of their ceramic parent material, making them more durable than metal coated plungers when used in ideal conditions. The relatively low density of this material also makes it lighter and easier to manage, repair, and maintain than metal-coated plungers.
Fortis MC™ ceramic plungers also tend to be more efficient due to their seemingly self-lubricating nature. Ceramics have a lower coefficient of friction than metal, resulting in less sliding resistance of the plunger and reduced wear during prolonged operation.