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High Strength Ceramics

Hexoloy SiC is a high strength, light weight material ideal for use in high temperature or corrosive environments. Kiln systems, tubing, thermal components armor, and more

High strength material like Hexoloy SiC is used in numerous applications including:

  • Kiln support beams and systems
  • Heat exchange tubing
  • Nozzles
  • Thermocouple tubes
  • Thermal components
  • Ballistic armor
  • Bearings
  • Seal face material

Beyond its high strength, Hexoloy SiC has numerous other physical properties that make it  suitable for many extreme environment applications. Hexoloy SiC physical properties include:

  • High strength material - enables low mass design
  • High hardness 
  • High compressive strength
  • High temperature performance - ideal for furnace applications
  • High thermal conductivity
  • High thermal shock resistance
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • High corrosion (wear) resistance
  • High erosion resistance
  • High abrasion resistance

High Strength Material at Saint-Gobain Ceramics

Saint-Gobain Ceramics offers a broad range of high strength materials to meet your exact needs for a wide variety of applications. With decades of experience, we can supply these high strength materials as finished components, unfinished machined  blanks, pressed near net shape blanks, high volume pressed net shape components, and complex highly machined parts.

Examples of Saint-Gobain Ceramics’ high strength material includes:

  • Hexoloy® SA Silicon Carbide – high compressive strength and hardness, light weight.
  • Hexoloy® SP Silicon Carbide –improves upon the exceptional friction properties of Hexoloy SA SiC through the addition of spherical pores.
  • Hexoloy® SE Silicon Carbide –produced in a proprietary extrusion process with extreme hardness and high strength for severe environment applications.
  • Enhanced Hexoloy® SA Silicon Carbide –exhibits reduced microporosity which results in increased flexural strength and a higher Weibull modulus.
  • Noralide® NBD-200 Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride –ideal for applications where maximum fracture toughness and flexural strength are required.

Contact a Saint-Gobain Engineer today, to discuss your high strength material application.