A-supports and Shoes

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ leverages its extensive expertise in kiln furniture systems to design and customize products for every type of kiln and automated system.

Trusted, reliable material technology delivers increased productivity and reduced energy consumption in the production of DPF & GPF filters, substrate manufacturing, sanitaryware, dinnerware and technical ceramics.

Customized design services are available, and Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ experienced engineers are on hand to support customers in selecting the most appropriate product and material for their applications. Unique designs and materials ensure high oxidation and corrosion resistance, excellent thermal shock resistance and outstanding structural support for kiln furniture systems.

Features and Benefits

  • High oxidation
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Excellent thermal shock resistance
  • Outstanding structural support
  • Adapted mechanical strength
  • Excellent creep resistance
Material Properties
 SiC-contentMax. Service TemperatureBulk DensityApparent Porosity Vol.Modolus of RuptureThermal Expansion αRT 1,100°C
Mulnorite® KN 176821,7002.7171055.3
Mullfrax® EM 27901,75031788170
Alundum® AH 191 A911,7502.9201477
AnnaCarbid® 42401,4302.52020105
AnnaCarbid® 65651,4502.52115155
AnnaCarbid® 94841,5002.51720205
NSiC 2165791,600 - 1,6502.721540504.5
NSiC 2172801,6002.651735454.5
AnnaSicon® RTH751,6502.631740354.5
Silit® SK851,380302602604.5
Silit® SKD851,380302602604.5
N-Durance®701,4502.75≤ 1170 - 180170 - 1904.4
Crystar® 2000 > 991,6002.71580904.8
Crystar® 3000> 971,6002.71580904.8
Hexoloy®> 991,7503.07< 0.63803704

Suitable for use in the production of DPF/GPF, sanitaryware, tableware and technical ceramics.


Are standard support designs available?

Yes. Standard supports are available in frequently used dimensions. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ experienced engineers are also on hand to recommend product and design options to optimize load, creep resistance, kiln atmosphere, and firing cycles.


Brochures & Flyers
Ceramics Systems for Kilns & Furnaces

The products and solutions for kilns &amp; furnaces under Saint-Gobain Ceramic Systems are designed and developed for many applications to facilitate

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Ceramics Systems for Kilns & Furnaces