N-Durance® XXL Plates

Nitride Bonded Silicon Carbide XXL Plates

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ innovative XXL plate size guarantees more products and less kiln furniture for a system – a key consideration in meeting customers’ increasing efficiency requirements. Individual designs are available up to approximately 1250 x 900 x 10 mm - approximately twice as large as other advanced silicon carbide plates on the market.



  • Increased setting space
  • Enhanced automation of the loading processes
  • High thermal shock resistance
  • Further reduction of structural supports and kiln furniture
  • Elimination of joints and seams underneath the product
  • Flatness retention over large setting area


Material Properties
  SiC-content Max. Service Temperature Bulk Density Apparent Porosity Vol. Modolus of Rupture Thermal Expansion αRT 1,100°C
  (%) (°C) (kg/dm3) (%) (RT2) (1,400°C) (10-6/K)
N-Durance® 70 1,450 - 2,642 2.75 ≤ 1 170 – 180 170 – 190 4.4

Suitable for firing a diverse range of DPF/GPF products, abrasives and grinding media, and tableware products.



N-Durance® XXL plates are available in sizes up to approximately 1250 x 900 x 10 mm.


Can N-Durance® XXL plates be moved easily?

Yes. The N-Durance® material is extremely strong, meaning that XXL plates are lightweight while ensuring excellent performance.