CERAMICS KNIVES BY KYOCERA
For two months I have been evaluating several new ceramic ballpoint pens made by Kyocera of Japan. The pen is but the first of
many useful 21st Century items to be made of new ceramics. I can
vouch for the new pens.
They work fine so far.
We have been hearing for several years about the amazing ceramic
homes in Japan. They are designed and built by Misawa Homes, the
largest home builder in the world. Their research plant and their
houses are truly marvellous. Built in just 40 minutes and erected in
two hours, these homes are tested to withstand earthquakes, are rotproof and termite-proof, have variable insulation (depending on the
global location of the house) and are guaranteed for 20 years!
Car engines are also being made from ceramic -- which basically
is silicon and limestone - sand in effect. Because an engine block
made of ceramics can withstand higher temperatures, gasoline consumed
is converted into automobile energy at a higher rate of efficiency.
Kyocera's ceramic pens illustrate the advantages of this material.
The ball at the tip of the pen is made of ceramic material -- the
hardest material in the world after diamonds -- providing a very
hard writing surface that never flatttens or misshapes. Because
ceramic does not rust or corrode, the ceramic pen can use smoothflowing water-based ink.
This cutting edge of technology also resides in ceramic scissors.
The hardness provides an ideal cutting edge that N - E - V - E - R
wears out. Originally developed for the electronics industry these
tough zirconia ceramic scissors never need sharpening! They can also
cut through the fibres of a bullet-proof vest! As ceramic is antistatic and cannot conduct heat or electricity it's just the thing for
magnetic tape and electric wire. These scissors are being produced
in three sizes.
So new that they are not yet available in North America, is a line
of ceramic knives, again made by Kyocera and again providing a high
quality knife guaranteed, not just for a lifetime, but forever.
All this comes at a price. They are not cheap.
If your local hardware merchant hasn't placed his order yet, get
him to order them for you.
Paula Orlandi, Communications Services,
Kyocera America, Inc., 8611 Balboa Avenue,
San Diego, CA 92123-1580.
Phone (619) 576-2600
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