Advancement in material quality in recent years have made ceramics a viable blade material for certain applications. Ceramic blade materials are very hard, equal to RC 75, and offer a low friction coefficient making them ideal for low shock slitting, such as film processing and certain paper conversions applications. In these low shock conversion environments ceramic blades can often hold their edge up to 100 times longer than blades made from conventional tool steels. Along with the paper and film conversion industries, these blades are also used in medical and pharmaceutical applications.
Selecting the right blade material can be a challenging and intimidating process. Allow the experts at Carolina Knife Co. to guide you seamlessly through the material selection process. Whatever material suites your business best, whether it is ceramic, carbide or tool steel, we will have the materials ready to begin manufacturing your order.