Magnesia (magnesium oxide, MgO) is a specialty ceramic with outstanding high-temperature performance, used primarily in thermal engineering, heating elements, crucibles, and refractory.
Magnesia is an inert material with an excellent resistance to attack by metals as sodium, nickel-based alloys and plutonium/uranium systems. The material is known for a mechanical strength property and works very well under uniform heating or cooling to avoid thermal shock.
Because of its resistance to lead-based materials and other molten metals, magnesia is used for processing piezoelectric materials and make it the perfect components for refractories applications.
Saint-Gobain’s large experience in refractory materials for ironmaking assure to its customers the best performance available in the market, with taylor made solutions.
Steel and Steelmaking
Refractory materials from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories' offer excellent performance and life in steel making applications.