High-Performance Materials

Advanced ceramics and refractories are at the forefront of modern engineering, offering unprecedented performance characteristics to meet and exceed strict parameters for success. Satisfying the most demanding functionalities – such as corrosion or deformation resistance, light-weighting, high-temperature strength, processing efficiency, and much more – demands the most advanced materials. 

High-Performance Materials from Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories is built on decades of expertise in cutting-edge materials science and manufacturing. Leveraging the latest bonding and forming techniques, we have developed a catalog of precision alloys based on the market’s leading high-performance materials. This enables us to provide fully functionalized solutions for routine applications and some of the world’s most challenging processing environments alike.

Our full range of high-performance materials includes both oxide and non-oxide ceramics:

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Alumina (Al2O3)

Suppliers of aluminum oxide (alumina) ceramics which is the most popular fine ceramic.

Magnesia (MgO)

Magnesia (magnesium oxide, MgO) is a specialty ceramic with outstanding high-temperature performance, used primarily in thermal engineering, heating elements, crucibles, and refractory.


Mullite or porcelainite is a rare silicate mineral formed during contact metamorphism of clay minerals.

Zirconia (ZrO2)

Zirconia (ZrO2) is unique among the fine ceramic oxide group due to its exceptional fracture toughness and thermal expansion properties