Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ specialty ceramics' products help customers to address unique challenges in thermal and chemical processing, heat exchangers, industrial metrology, temperature sensing, brazing, mechanical seals, semiconductor wafer processing, sandblasting and renewable energy generation applications.
The specialty ceramics portfolio consists of a wide range of products, sold as well-known brands:
- Hexoloy® sintered silicon carbide
- Norbide® hot pressed boron carbide
- Noralide® hot pressed silicon nitride
- Silit® siliconized silicon carbide
- Advancer® N-Durance, Refrax 20E nitride bonded silicon carbide
- Alundum® Aluminum oxide materials
- Magnorite® MgO materials
- Durafrax® Alumina materials
- Lithafrax™ Lithium Aluminum Silicate inorganic fillers
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ utilize materials expertise, innovative designs, creative engineering and precision manufacturing processes to deliver reliable solutions to global customers in automotive, chemical, aerospace, non-ferrous metals, nuclear and other renewable energy, industrial pumps and sealing industries; as well as OEM equipment makers and machine shops.
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Laboratory Operations and Instrumentation
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ Alundum® fused aluminum oxide labware has been specifically designed for laboratory operations involving ignition, weighing, melting, incineration, combustion, extraction or filtering.
AnnaMullit® alumina mullite products are utilized as capsules or saggers for powder processing.
Alundum® porous spheres are used to measure foaming characteristics of lubricating oils.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ labware products have a proven track record of over 30 years’ performance.
Key Properties Of Labware Materials
|Grade||Approx. Particle Retention Size||Apparent Porosity||Composition||Maximum Use Temperature||Coeff. of Thermal Expansion
(30 - 1,500°C)
|Approx. Electrical Resistivity||Effect of Atmosphere|
||Fine||0.1 micron||35%||91% Al2O3||1,450°C||8.6x10-6||130.0 Megaohms at 530°C
16.0 Megaohms at 730°C
5.3 Megaohms at 890°C
1.5 Megaohms at 1020°C
Reducing: Reduction of bond constituents above 1,400°C
Effect on Acids: None except HF and concentrated H3PO4
Effects of Alkalies: None except strong hot caustic solutions and fused alkalies
|Alundum® AN-889||Medium||5.0 microns||42%||85% Al2O3||1,450°C||8.6x10-6|
|Alundum® AN-485||Coarse||20.0 microns||47%||85% Al2O3||1,450°C||8.6x10-6|
|Zirnorite® YN-756||25%||92.6% Al2O3||1,590°C||5.5x10-6||High|
Does labware from Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories remain chemically resistant and stable when in contact with reagents and solvents at high temperature?
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories’s Alundum Al2O3 and Zirnorite Zircon labware products are resistant to most acids and alkalies, except for HF, concentrated H3PO4, strong hot caustics and fused alkalies. Hexoloy SSiC products offer excellent corrosion resistance to a wide range of acids and bases.
Does Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offer porcelain labware?
What type of materials are used by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories for laboratory applications?
Typical materials include sintered silicon carbide, recrystallized silicon carbide, alumina mullite, and fused alumina.