Wear Resistant Technologies

Wear is an inherent challenge in material-handling applications. Most markets contend with abrasion, corrosion, and erosion during raw material transfer processes which can lead to excessive maintenance costs and disruptive shutdowns. Advanced wear-resistant technologies can provide economical yet effective solutions for combatting specific wear modes, ensuring the continuity and efficiency of your processes. Saint-Gobain Performance Refractories and Ceramics excels in custom engineering shapes for material handling equipment. Our goal is to eliminate persistent challenges encountered in routine plant operations, extending the service lives of material handling equipment.

Enhancing the wear resistance of critical components helps keep your systems running at maximum operational levels, maintaining uptimes, and reducing waste via material leaks and spills, while significantly reducing the need for repairs/replacements. Cutting-edge ceramic products are key enablers of these operational drivers, improving vital performance metrics and helping to realize more sustainable plant operations.

Our wear resistant technologies have assisted customers in a wide range of market segments, including chemical processing industries (CPI), mining and earth exploration, recycling, construction, metallurgy, and renewable energies.

Ceramic Materials: Intrinsically Valuable to WR Technologies

The Saint-Gobain wear resistant technologies business unit has set a new benchmark for high quality with the most stringent demands. We have curated a range of ceramic solutions designed to improve the performance, efficiency, and equipment lifetime of essential products in material handling pipelines. We continue to serve a broad range of applications with extremely high hardness aluminum oxides (Al2O3 and ZTA), plus next-generation silicon carbide (SiC) solutions in a variety of formats, including a selection of nitride bonded silicon carbide, reaction bonded silicon carbide, and sintered silicon carbide.

Solution By Equipment

Select the equipment tabs below to find more information about specific wear-resistant technologies for your application:

Industries Served

Pigment & Powder

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of wear resistance solutions for the pigment and powder market.


Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of chemical fertilizer solutions, including heat exchangers and refractory linings. 

Mining & Mineral Processing

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ extensive range of cost-effective wear resistance solutions for the mining and mineral processing industries.


Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of wear resistance solutions for the energy market.


Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of solutions for the cement market. 


Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of wear resistance solutions to corrosion and abrasion challenges in asphalt production.

Food & Grains

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ extensive range of cost-effective wear resistance solutions – reputable, proven and FDA approved.

Technical Ceramics

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of innovative kiln furniture systems – able to accommodate the high temperature conditions typical in advanced ceramics applications. 


Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of environmentally friendly solutions and its commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality.

Iron Wear Resistance

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ range of wear resistance solutions for the iron making market.

Primary Copper

Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ custom engineered solutions for flash melter applications. 

Service Portfolio

Application Engineering and R&D Support

Engineering teams routinely collaborate to provide the best materials to fit the customer applications. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories can provide the most advanced testing and design services alongside current ceramic material development and enhancement expertise.

Installation and Supervision

Experienced staff are on hand ensure that systems perform to the highest possible standards. Installation teams are provided with comprehensive advice and guidance on correct installation techniques and best practice, ensuring ceramic materials fit the application perfectly.


Wear Performance Audit

Experienced, dedicated teams work closely with customers, either in person or remotely, via the most advanced digital platforms. Applications engineers will ‘walk a system’ to evaluate its expected performance versus actual performance, working to provide a solution that fits customers’ long term system goals.

Design and Engineering

Unparalleled ceramic knowledge combined with extensive practical application experience facilitates custom ceramic lining system design to meet customer requirements and specifications.


Brochures & Flyers
Wear Resistant Technologies

To design, develop and supply solutions and services for extreme operating industrial conditions. Our engineered ceramics and refractory products are

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Brochures & Flyers
Wear Resistance Iron & Steel Integrated Plants

Saint-Gobain’s Wear Resistance strength is in custom engineering shapes in their pre-fired state. Our objective is to improve the performance, efficiency

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