Advanced ceramics (also referred to as technical ceramics, engineered ceramics or industrial ceramics) covers a variety of different and highly specialized ceramic materials with unique mechanical, electrical, thermal and biochemical properties and property combinations.
Saint-Gobain delivers a variety of furnace refractories and innovative kiln furniture systems capable of responding to the most challenging and diverse high temperature service conditions in advanced ceramics applications.
Saint-Gobain offers a large selection of silicon carbide, high purity alumina, high alumina-mullite, mullite and zirconia refractory and kiln furniture products to address both design and product compatibility requirements.
Alundum® and Alfrax® high purity alumina products contain only trace amounts of oxides that may be reduced by hydrogen at temperature. The higher the purity, the lower the dew point in dry hydrogen furnaces. A low content of tramp oxides is required in such applications where condensation may disturb catalytic processes or clog filtering.
Saint-Gobain has the answer with a broad range of options including Alundex®, Alundum®, Alfrax®, AnnaCor®, Mullfrax®, Mulnorite® and AnnaMullit® high alumina-mullite and mullite kiln furniture formulations. An alumina-mullite formulation improves thermal shock resistance and creep resistance (sag resistance under load). These products offer excellent performance in high temperature applications where chemical inertness with the fired product is required.
For very high service temperature capability and chemical inertness, Saint-Gobain offers an outstanding line including Zirnorite® and Ziral® zirconia refractories. Our range of products includes calcia, magnesia and yttria stabilized formulations.
When temperatures allow for the use of advanced silicon carbide components, LO-MASS® kiln furniture systems is the obvious choice for advanced ceramics applications. Easily combined with other oxide refractory products, our engineers will design and develop an optimal design solution utilizing our proprietary KilnWorks® customized software.
Sustainable and energy efficient: High thermal conductivity and reduced cycle times from LO-MASS® systems result in significant energy savings.
Long-lasting productivity: LO-MASS® systems are built to last through numerous kiln cycles, while offering reduced thermal mass and cycle times. Advanced silicon carbide components are thinner, lighter and stronger than traditional kiln furniture, with excellent oxidation resistance and shape retention for longer service life.
Adaptable: LO-MASS® components are customizable and flexible for most any firing systems.