R & D Projects

R & D Projects

Wonderstone is a company with a strong focus on Research & Development including new product development.

We are presently involved in research projects in the following areas:

New improved components for Synthetic Diamond Manufacture

Wonderstone has developed a new technology to produce powder pressed reconstituted pyrophyllite components. These reconstituted components have very favourable and consistent physical properties avoiding the variability sometimes seen in the machined natural material.

Thermal energy storage

Wonderstone (Pyrophyllite) has been shown to have an excellent Volumetric Heat Capacity. Wonderstone is involved in various pilot projects involving thermal energy storage and waste heat recovery.

Industrial equipment

Wonderstone is involved in developing various associated technologies used in Gasification and Fischer Tropsch plants. These associated technologies involve areas such as catalyst supports, high temp gas filtration and thermal energy storage.

NSF Food Safety Certification

Wonderstone has been thoroughly tested and shown to be safe in contact with all food types even at elevated temperatures. It is thus safe to make ceramic cooking equipment out of Wonderstone, for example: plates, bowls, pots, grill tops, etc. Wonderstone Ltd has obtained international NSF food safety certification for Wonderstone (Pyrophyllite), both natural machined material and powder pressed fired ceramic bodies.

Wonderstone Ltd has a strong emphasis on R & D and innovation and we are happy to consider collaborations with other companies or institutions on potential R & D projects.