Pore Creator

 
 

During sintering natural particles are completely burned out, so that pores remain. Pore volume, pore structure and pore size distribution are controlled.

Advantages of higher porosity are

  • Light weight materials
  • Controlled permeability
  • Higher specific inner surface
  • Acoustic and thermal insulation
  • Improved thermal shock resistance
  • Increased capillary activity
 
 
Pore Creator
 

Correlation between porosity and flexural strength:
Flexural strength decreases with an increase of porosity.  With JRS  cellulose particles the stability is still on a high level even for porosities up to 60 %. The lower the particle size of the pore creator, the lower its impact on flexural strength; as a result especially micro porosity becomes attractive for applications with high stability requirements.

Pore Creator
 
 
 

Pore size distribution*:
The pore channel is defined by the contact area of the single pores. For fibrous particles the contact area corresponds to the pore diameter. This diameter is uniform and therefore results in a unimodal pore size distribution. For granules and spheres the contact area varies. This leads into a wide pore size distribution (bimodal or even multimodal).

* according to mercury intrusion porosimetry and micro tomography (µCT) measurements

 
 
Fibers create narrow pore distribution
Fibers create narrow pore distribution
Granules create wide pore distribution
Granules create wide pore distribution
 
 

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