Microencapsulation of Finely Divided Ceramic Powders
Polymer coated alumina particles have been prepared by spray drying alumina powder with a polymer emulsion. Powders containing a maximum of 50% wt. were obtained. The coated particles were compared to mixtures of alumina and polymer. Oven sintering tests show the coated material to compact more than the mixed and pure polymer materials. Strong, well defined parts with layer thicknesses of 0.002" were produced from both coated and mixed materials by the Selective Layer Sintering process.