Hexoloy® Torso Plate

Sintered Silicon Carbide

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ torso plates offer superior protection performance in a range of scenarios. Multi and single curve plates are available to accommodate a wide range of current military designs.

Feature and Benefits

Hexoloy® SA

Benefits

  • Diverse Size and Shape Capability
  • Multi-Hit
Property Units Typical Values
Composition*   SiC
Grain Size µm 44,473
Density g / cm3 3.10
Hardness (Knoop)** kg / mm2 2,800
Flexural Strength 4pt @ RT*** MPa 380
x103 lb / in2 55
Flexural Strength 3 pt @ RT*** MPa 550
x103 lb / in2 80
Modulus of Elasticity @ RT MPa 410
x106 lb / in2 59
Weibull Modulus (2 parameter)   8
Poisson Ratio   0.14
Fracture Toughness @ RT MPa x m1/2 4.60
Double Torsion & SENB x103 lb / in2 x in1/2 4.20
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion x10-6 mm / mmK 4.02
RT to 700°C x10-6 in / in °F 2.20
Maximum Service Temp. °C 1,900
Air °F

3,450

Mean Specific Heat @ RT J / gmK 0.67
Thermal Conductivity @ RT W / mK 125.6
Btu / ft h °F 72.6
@ 200° C W / m°K 102.6
Btu / ft h °F 59.3
@ 400° C w / m°K 77.5
Btu / ft h°F 44.8
Permeability @ RT to 1000°C Impervious to gases over 31 MPa  
Electrical Resistivity @ RT**** ohm-cm 102 - 1011
@ 1000°C ohm-cm 0.01 - 0.2
Emissivity   0.9
Hexoloy® CG

Benefits

  • Industry-leading Performance
Physical Properties Typical Values
Composition
(Phases)
Sintered SiC
Density g/cc 3.15
Hardness
kg/mm2 (knoop) 
2,500
Flexural Strength
MPA (4 pts bending)
380
Elastic Modulus
GPa
430
Fracture
Toughness MPam1/2
3
Hexoloy® SB70

Benefits

  • Lightweight
  • Multi-Hit
Physical Properties Typical Values
Composition
(Phases)
Sintered SiC-B4C Composite
Density g/cc 2.89
Hardness
kg/mm2 (knoop) 
2,500
Flexural Strength
MPA (4 pts bending)
320
Elastic Modulus
GPa
400
Fracture
Toughness MPam1/2
3.5
Hexoloy® SB50

Benefits

  • Lightweight
  • Multi-Hit
Physical Properties Typical Values
Composition
(Phases)
Sintered SiC-B4C Composite
Density g/cc 2.75
Hardness
kg/mm2 (knoop) 
2,300
Flexural Strength
MPA (4 pts bending)
300
Elastic Modulus
GPa
400
Fracture
Toughness MPam1/2
3.7

Documents

Brochures & Flyers
Hexoloy Protective Ceramic Materials - Brochure

Saint-Gobain delivers the most innovative, reliable and consistent ceramics in the world for composite armor systems. High-performance, lightweight ceramic

PDF | 1.96 MB
Ceramic protection brochure
Data Sheets (TDS)
Hexoloy Protection Sintered SiC Tiles - Datasheet

When lives are at stake, insist on the world's best ceramic armor protection.

PDF | 745.49 KB
Ceramic protection datasheet
Data Sheets (TDS)
Hexoloy SA SiC - 1013 - Datasheet

Hexoloy® SA SiC‘s chemical purity and engineered microstructure ensures excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals.

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