Agate Mortar & Pestle

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Agate Mortar & Pestle

This is probably the most ancient device one is likely to find in a modern scientific laboratory or kitchen.

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Sizes Available :-2″ (50 mm), 3″ (80 mm), 4″ (100 mm), 5″ (130 mm), 6″ (150 mm), 7″ (180 mm),8″ (205 mm) . All the sizes are in ready stock. Features :-

1. No cracks, No Impurities, Strong Resistance to wear.

2. Quality Gloss, Corrosion Resistance, Abrasive materials can be used in Acid.

3. Processing of imported Raw Materials used are made with pure volume.

Chemical Composition :-

Composition SiO2 MgO / CaO / Mn2O3
wt% 97.26 2.74

Physical Properties :-

Proportion Bulk weight Mohs hardness Elastic modulus Colour
2.65kg/dm3 1.5kg / L 7.2-7.5 > 70Gpa Cream or gray

Advantages of an Agate Mortar and Pestle Set :-The number one purpose of any Mortar and Pestle Set is to grind solids into fine powders but under conditions that are highly controlled as to not produce any heating effects and to minimize and control any effects due to stretching of sometimes deformable materials. This is probably the most ancient device one is likely to find in a modern scientific laboratory or kitchen. Because of the ability to control the grinding, and also to virtually eliminate contamination from the Mortar and Pestle Set itself, Agate is the preferred material and is used in laboratories and the finest kitchens worldwide to prepare delicate sauces and pastes and for the grinding of dried spices and herbs. From a cross-contamination and cleanliness (hygiene) standpoint if in the kitchen, the high density Agate is far more desirable than the more porous porcelain which could grow bacteria in the pores and present a health problem. If a Mortar and Pestle of metal construction is used, it is generally recognized that metal particles enter the ground powder, thereby presenting either a health concern or else a contaminant is precision scientific measurements are to be made on the ground powder. Heating & Cooling Applications :-We know that some customers have needs to do the grinding either at elevated temperatures or at low (cryogenic) temperatures. Because of thermal expansion (or contraction) effects, we cannot guarantee the Mortar and Pestle Sets against breakage when used under such conditions.

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