Definition and etymology of "Ceramics"
Impression of Ceramic
What kind of impression do you have about ceramic? Maybe Ceramics are ... 'so hard', 'same as pottery or earthenware', 'hard but weak' etc. Then, how should we explain "ceramics" in terms of work, industry, and academics?
Explanations by literatures or books
" Ceramics are fired clay."
" ・・・molding from clay, and firing in kiln. Products made in this way are called 'Ceramics'."
" Ceramics refers not only to earthenware but also to 'all products made in a furnace' such as glass and cement."
※"Easy-to-understand story of Ceramics" (Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing) - transration from Japanese.
" Ceramics is a general term for non-metals, inorganics, solids and materials produced by artificial processing, and is an English word derived from the Greek word 'Keramos'. Pottery, glass, cement, refractories, etc. are old ceramics, and recent sophisticated electronic materials and mechanical materials are called 'New Ceramics' or 'Fine Ceramics'."
※"All you need to know about Ceramics" (Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun,Ltd.) - transration from Japanese.
JIS R1600 "Fine Ceramics"
" Fine Ceramics (Advanced Ceramics)"
" Objects are produced by precisely controlling the chemical composition, fine composition, shape, and manufacturing process in order to fully develop the desired function. Ceramics mainly composed of non-metallic inorganic materials."
In this way, there is no doubt that ceramics are "Earthenware" (non-metallic and inorganic earthenware), but the level begins with ceramics such as teacups and is now used in state-of-the-art equipment. You can see that it is a wide range of fine ceramics.
- "Easy-to-understand story of Ceramics" (Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing) - transration from Japanese.
- "All you need to know about Ceramics" (Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun,Ltd.) - transration from Japanese.
- JIS R1600 Related terms for Fine Ceramics.