Ceramics are commonly associated to inorganic and non-metallic materials.
Their fields of application are very wide and they are used for many applications thanks to their outstanding properties.
Two categories can generally be distinguished to distinguish ceramics:
 • Traditional ceramics: generally prepared from natural raw materials such as clays. This is one of the first materials shaped by human.

• Technical ceramics: prepared from transformed or synthesized raw materials in order to reach particular properties.

The following images give an overview of traditional and technical ceramics applications and properties.

Traditional Ceramics

Technical Ceramics