The Perfect Feedstock for Synthetic Sapphire Growth
2 July 2024
The Choice for Advanced Tech
3 July 2024
The Perfect Feedstock for Synthetic Sapphire Growth
2 July 2024
The Choice for Advanced Tech
3 July 2024

Natural Sapphire vs.
Synthetic Sapphire

2 July 2024  –  ⏱ 2 min Read 

The Role of Synthetic Sapphire in LED Technology
Let’s talk about why synthetic sapphire is actually such a big deal in tech. First and foremost, it’s about consistency. Natural sapphire (as you'd expect) has drastic variations in quality and appearance. This is perfect for high-end jewellery, but not so much for tech applications.
 
Tech relies on consistency to ensure reliability, precision, and efficient manufacturing. Consistent materials lead to reliable performance, precise functionality, and easier quality control, which reduces the risk of malfunctions and increases production efficiency. This uniformity is crucial for delivering high-quality, dependable tech products.
 
Producing synthetic sapphire is also far cheaper than mining natural gemstones because it’s done in a controlled environment, allowing for efficient and scalable production. It avoids the extensive labour and time involved in mining and processing natural sapphires.
 
Most importantly though, even traditionally manufactured synthetic sapphire is far more environmentally friendly than natural sapphire in tech applications, avoiding the harsh environmental impacts and ethical issues associated with traditional mining.
 
This is where Alpha Sapphire really shines.
 
We use sustainably produced high-purity alumina and advanced low-carbon growth technology to produce our synthetic sapphire and operate with 100% renewable energy, significantly reducing our environmental footprint compared to traditional methods, which allows us to supply low-carbon synthetic sapphire commercially, worldwide.

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