Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announced that its Latrobe, Pa., site expanded its extrusion capabilities with the installation of a new extruder that will facilitate the production of larger ceramic parts ideal for use in industrial applications such as thermocouples, igniters and heaters. The new extruder allows rods with an outside diameter (OD) of up to 1.5 inches and tubes with outside diameters up to 2.5 inches to be manufactured. MTC offers a number of custom material formulations and blends that are particularly well suited for industrial heating applications, including alumina, steatite, magnesium oxide and cordierite. These materials offer excellent electric insulation and mechanical and thermal properties.