Wear Resistant Technologies

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ innovative Wear Resistance Technologies business unit, can manufacture a wide range of different high grade ceramic materials.


Wear Resistance Technologies can customize products and soliutions according to customers’ abrasion, erosion and corrosion needs. Our core objective is to ensure the optimum performance, efficiency and service life of customers’ equipment and systems; while aligning our values on sustaibability and carbon free goals


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Crushing, Pulverizing, and Grinding Components

Reducing the particle size of hard materials is an expensive and challenging process that can damage equipment

Grinding machines are subject to severe wearing forces every operational run. Crushing and pulverizing components designed to reduce the particle size of hard materials will gradually succumb to wear, requiring regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Yet most grinding, crushing, and pulverizing components will need replacing due to irreversible wear. The latest wear-resistant technology can significantly reduce repair and maintenance costs providing long-lasting solutions at a cost-effective upfront investment.

Saint-Gobain Performance Refractories & Ceramics offers a suite of wear-resistant solutions for grinding, crushing, and pulverizing applications. Our solutions offer the highest wear resistance on the market, increasing system uptime by extending the maintenance-free service lives of critical components. This helps create more sustainable grinding processes in industrial applications.

Our products, available in high-performance refractories materials from a variety of silicon carbides (SiC), include:
  • Micronizers
  • Jet mills
  • Vertical shaft impactors
  • Bead mills
  • Attritors
  • Ball mills
  • Roller mills

Explore our various ceramic solutions and key products below.

Utilized in Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories own manufacturing plants
Over 250 Worldwide
Corrosion Resistance icon
Highest wear resistance
cost effective

Ceramic Solution

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)
  Alpha Al2O3
Sliding Abrasion +++
Erosion +++
Impact +
Corrosion Resistance ++
Thermal Shock +
Thermal Insulation +
Electrical Insulation ++++
Silicon Carbide (SiC)
  Nitride Bonded SiC  Reaction Bonded SiC Sintered Alpha SiC
  Cryston® Cryston® TW  Cast Refrax® 20  Refrax® 20  Norfrax® RB  Silit® SKD  HAMMERfrax® Hexoloy®
Sliding Abrasion + ++ + + +++ +++ ++++ ++++
Erosion + + + + ++ ++ +++ ++++
Impact ++ + + + + + ++ +
Corrosion Resistance ++ ++ ++ ++ +++ +++ ++ ++++
Thermal Shock + ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
Thermal Insulation ++ ++ ++ +++ + + + +
Electrical Insulation NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  Fused Cast AZS Zirconia Toughned Alumina
  ZAC - Corguard® Durastrike® ZTA
Sliding Abrasion ++ ++++
Erosion ++ ++++
Impact +++ +++
Corrosion Resistance ++ ++
Thermal Shock ++ ++
Thermal Insulation ++ +
Electrical Insulation ++ +++
Monolithic Castables
  Silicon Carbide Aluminium Oxide
  Wearfrax® RS58 Wearfrax® RA57
Sliding Abrasion + +
Erosion + +
Impact + +
Corrosion Resistance + +
Thermal Shock ++ +
Thermal Insulation ++ +
Electrical Insulation NA NA


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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Wear Resistance Iron & Steel Integrated Plants


Does Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories work with customers with no prior history of using ceramics?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories frequently works with customers who have not used ceramics previously.

The company’s teams of experienced engineers will conduct a comprehensive review of all aspects of a system application, asking questions and performing a thorough evaluation to ascertain if a customer could utilize ceramics or a related material (even if Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories does not currently manufacture this).

A reliable, cost-effective, and robust solution is likely possible in every scenario.

How well do ceramics perform in impact zones?

Impact is a very general term. More specifically, ceramics have very limited flexibility, with tension causing cracks or breakages.

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories specifically designs ceramic materials to eliminate or reduce these characteristics, ensuring excellent performance.

What does a wear audit typically entail?

A typical wear audit will either target part of the system or the entire system. Data collected includes process/operations information, wear history for each component, and wear life. A mutual NDA can be signed if required.

Review drawings and a written summary of each component evaluated are provided to the customer, along with a series of recommendations for improvement.