Zirconium oxide is an advanced ceramic material that combines a number of useful features to distinguish it from standard steel blades.
Zirconium oxide is non-flammable, non-conductive, non-magnetic, chemically inert and never rusts. Our blades are safe up to 1600 degrees Celsius and are therefore ideal for sterilization and laboratory settings.
Another defining property of zirconium oxide is its hardness. It measures 8.2 on the Mohs hardness scale, compared to 4.5 for steel. Slice utilizes this property to create craft blades, auxiliary blades, box cutting blades and much more that last up to 11 times longer than steel.
They are the safest solution for the operator, while their durability results in their rarer replacement, always depending on the use.