Monocrystalline Alumina

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Monocrystalline Alumina

Monocrystalline Alumina is is a premium abrasive material produced using high-purity alumina as the raw material through a special eco-friendly melting process. It boasts high hardness, fully developed crystals, and minimal internal defects. During grinding and cutting operations, it generates sharp, multi-edged cutting blades, exhibiting strong resistance to fracturing.

GREAT’s Monocrystalline Alumina is a gray blue, transparent crystal with sharp cutting edges, endowing it with lower grinding resistance and efficient cold cutting performance. Additionally, its uniform, equidimensional single-crystal particles significantly enhance the shape retention of the corresponding abrasive tools.

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Monocrystalline Alumina
Ceramic Coated BFA


Typical Chemical Analysis

Size Al2O3 TiO2 SiO2 Fe2O3 Na2O K2O
F60 99.05% 0.38% 0.07% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02%

Physical Property

Color Crystal Structure Crystal Size Melting Point Microhardness True Density
Gray Blue α-Al2O3 600-800 um 2050°C 2200-2400 kg/mm² 3.98 g/cm³

Product Application

Precision Vitrified Grinding Wheels
Coated Abrasives

What are the advantages of MA compared with other ordinary abrasives?

Monocrystalline alumina, as a premium abrasive, offers several significant advantages compared to conventional abrasives:

Item Tilting Furnace BFA
Higher Hardness Monocrystalline alumina is harder than many traditional abrasives, enabling it to effectively grind hard materials such as high-speed steel and tool steel.
Superior Grinding Efficiency Due to its integral crystal structure and fewer internal defects, monocrystalline alumina produces sharp cutting edges during grinding, offering higher cutting efficiency.
Enhanced Fracture Resistance The strength and toughness of monocrystalline alumina are higher, making it less prone to breaking during grinding, thereby extending the life of the abrasive tool.
Reduced Grinding Resistance Its sharp cutting edges decrease grinding resistance, lowering energy consumption and providing better cold cutting effects.
Excellent Shape Retention The uniform, isometric single crystal particles of monocrystalline alumina help maintain the original shape of the abrasive tool, which is particularly important for precision grinding.
Suitable for High-Demand Applications Due to the above characteristics, monocrystalline alumina is especially suitable for high-precision and high-efficiency grinding applications, such as in aerospace, precision mold manufacturing, and other industries.

In summary, monocrystalline alumina, with its outstanding physical and chemical properties, becomes an ideal choice for high-performance grinding applications.

In summary, monocrystalline alumina, with its outstanding physical and chemical properties, becomes an ideal choice for high-performance grinding applications.

MA Production Volume and Regional Distribution in China

The main production capacity of Monocrystalline alumina in China is concentrated in Henan and Fujian provinces.

Price Trends of MA in China from 2018 to 2023

Curious about the market dynamics in the abrasive industry? Dive into the six-year journey of China’s Pink Fused Alumina prices. It is crucial for your strategic procurement and financial planning.

2018-2019: A Model of Stability

During this period, the BFA market was a picture of equilibrium, reflecting a balance between supply and demand. For buyers, it was business as usual, with predictability allowing for confident planning.

2020-Early 2021: The Pandemic Effect

COVID-19's upheaval was felt across industries. Factory shutdowns and logistics interruptions led to a noticeable price drop in BFA, mirroring the global demand dip. Procurement strategies had to pivot swiftly to adapt to these sudden market shifts.

2021: The Rebound and Rise

Demand steadily picked up as markets warmed up. In China, a significant surge in coal and raw material costs pushed production expenses sky-high. BFA prices responded in kind, peaking in October— a critical point for buyers to reassess their sourcing strategies.

Late 2021-Early 2022: Stabilization Emerges

Post-peak, prices declined and then plateaued. The market adjusted to the new economic realities, and the restoration of supply chains allowed for a more stable supply, presenting a window for strategic stock-ups.

2022-Early 2023: Economic Headwinds

A global economic slowdown curtailed demand, leading to a continued decrease in BFA prices. Savvy buyers should monitor these trends closely for optimal purchase timing, capitalizing on market conditions.


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A Comprehensive Strategy Guide

How to Minimize RISKS When Procuring Abrasives from China?

When sourcing abrasive materials from China, mitigating risks is paramount to ensuring a seamless supply chain. Here are key strategies to achieve that:

Choosing Certified Manufacturers

Opt for manufacturers certified with the three-system certification, ensuring they have a comprehensive quality management system.

Diversify Suppliers

Don't rely on a single supplier. Having alternatives can provide a backup in case of unforeseen issues. This also gives leverage in negotiations and price stability.

Choosing Appropriate Payment Methods

Select manufacturers with suitable payment terms, which not only bind the supplier but also give more security to the buyer.

Understand Regulatory Landscapes

Stay informed about the environmental regulations in China that could impact supply. Partner with suppliers who are proactive in adhering to regulatory changes.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Filter 3-5 reputable-looking manufacturers. Deeply communicate to understand their company and product details, ensuring a precise match for your needs. Send technical specifications, obtain detailed quotations and delivery times to assess the credibility of suppliers.

Sample Testing and Factory Audits

Perform small and large sample tests to ensure the supplier’s credibility and capabilities before bulk orders. If possible, conduct on-site factory audits to gain in-depth insight into their quality control and management levels.

Trial Orders and Quality Verification

Place small trial orders, use them in the same batch, and test product quality. Evaluate the consistency of products through 2-3 batches of trial orders.

Professional Third-Party Inspection

Consider commissioning third-party professional organizations for inspections, providing an extra layer of quality assurance.

A Comprehensive Strategy Guide

How to Ask Chinese Abrasive Suppliers for Safe and Attractive Packaging?

Are you grappling with packaging woes like mismatched sizes, crooked labels, and unappealing, damaged bags? It’s time to flip the script and ensure your products arrive in style and intact, from production to usage.

Specify the Packaging Type

Define the packaging form,your suppliers need your expert guidance to nail the packaging type that suits your needs.

Specify Durable Materials

Request packaging materials that are strong and durable. Emphasize the need for moisture-resistant and tear-proof materials to protect the powder from environmental factors.

Clear and Uniform Labelling

Insist on clear and durable labeling. It should be uniformly placed on each package.

Suggest Ideal Sizes

Provide your approved packaging dimensions, drawing from your rich experience, to avoid the pitfalls of oversized or undersized packages.

Stacking and Palletizing

Provide guidelines on how the packages should be stacked and palletized. Request that pallets be wrapped in shrink wrap or strapped to ensure stability during shipping.

Compliance with International Standards

Ensure that the packaging meets international shipping standards and regulations. This is especially important for hazardous or sensitive materials.

Share Examples

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Provide examples or images of successful and not-so-successful packaging. Let suppliers visually grasp what you're aiming for.

Environmentally Friendly Options

If sustainability is a priority, ask for eco-friendly packaging options. This could include biodegradable or recyclable materials.

Communicate these requirements clearly and firmly to your Chinese suppliers. You might also consider drafting a detailed packaging specification document to accompany your order. Remember, effective packaging is not just about protection; it’s about ensuring that your product arrives in the best possible condition, reflecting the high standards of your business.


How to Ensure Safe Transportation of Abrasives from China

In the world of abrasive material procurement, ensuring the safe and intact delivery is as crucial as the quality of the product itself. Let’s explore how Chinese suppliers, can enhance logistic safety to protect your investment.

Container Integrity Checks

Request that suppliers conduct thorough checks on containers or transportation vehicles to ensure they are free from damage and suitable for carrying abrasive materials.

Vibration and Impact Protection

Specify packaging and transportation methods that minimize vibration and impact, which can degrade the quality of abrasives during transit. This might include the use of cushioning materials or stabilizing pallets within containers.

Loading and Unloading Procedures

Define specific loading and unloading procedures to minimize the risk of damage during these processes.

Regular Quality Checks and Updates

Arrange for regular quality checks at various stages of the supply chain. Request regular updates on the shipment's status to monitor its progress and address any issues promptly.

Temperature and Humidity Control

For certain types of abrasives sensitive to temperature and humidity, require controlled transportation environments, such as climate-controlled containers.

Insurance Coverage

Ensure that the supplier has adequate insurance coverage for the transportation of abrasives, covering potential losses or damages during transit.

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