Specialty Ceramics

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ specialty ceramics' products help customers to address unique challenges in thermal and chemical processing, heat exchangers, industrial metrology, temperature sensing, brazing, mechanical seals, semiconductor wafer processing, sandblasting and renewable energy generation applications.


The specialty ceramics portfolio consists of a wide range of products, sold as well-known brands:


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ utilize materials expertise, innovative designs, creative engineering and precision manufacturing processes to deliver reliable solutions to global customers in automotive, chemical, aerospace, non-ferrous metals, nuclear and other renewable energy, industrial pumps and sealing industries; as well as OEM equipment makers and machine shops.

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Ceramic Labware

Laboratory Operations and Instrumentation

Saint Gobain Specialty Ceramics' products allow customers to solve tough

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ Alundum® fused aluminum oxide labware has been specifically designed for laboratory operations involving ignition, weighing, melting, incineration, combustion, extraction or filtering.


Hexoloy® SA sintered silicon carbide products are routinely used as components in many laboratory analytical instruments such as TGA and mechanical test fixtures.


AnnaMullit® alumina mullite products are utilized as capsules or saggers for powder processing.


Alundum® porous spheres diffuser Stones for lubricating oil foaming Test


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ labware products have a proven track record of over 30 years’ performance.

Key Properties Of Labware Materials

  Grade Approx. Particle Retention Size Apparent Porosity Composition Maximum Use Temperature Coeff. of Thermal Expansion
(30 - 1,500°C)
Approx. Electrical Resistivity Effect of Atmosphere
Alundum® AN-788
Fine 0.1 micron 35% 91% Al2O3 1,450°C 8.6x10-6 130.0 Megaohms at 530°C
16.0 Megaohms at 730°C
5.3 Megaohms at 890°C
1.5 Megaohms at 1020°C

Oxidizing: None

Reducing: Reduction of bond constituents above 1,400°C

Effect on Acids: None except HF and concentrated H3PO4

Effects of Alkalies: None except strong hot caustic solutions and fused alkalies

Alundum® AN-889 Medium 5.0 microns 42% 85% Al2O3 1,450°C 8.6x10-6
Alundum® AN-485 Coarse 20.0 microns 47% 85% Al2O3 1,450°C 8.6x10-6
Zirnorite® YN-756     25% 92.6% Al2O3 1,590°C 5.5x10-6 High



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Specialty Ceramics - Alundum Rated Ball

Gas diffusor stones for foaming test

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Specialty Ceramics - Alundum Rated Ball


Does labware from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories remain chemically resistant and stable when in contact with reagents and solvents at high temperature?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories’s Alundum Al2O3 and Zirnorite Zircon labware products are resistant to most acids and alkalies, except for HF, concentrated H3PO4, strong hot caustics and fused alkalies. Hexoloy SSiC products offer excellent corrosion resistance to a wide range of acids and bases.

Does Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offer porcelain labware?


What type of materials are used by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories for laboratory applications?

Typical materials include sintered silicon carbide, recrystallized silicon carbide, alumina mullite, and fused alumina.