Hexoloy® Silicon Carbide Rods

Structural, Thermal and Chemical Applications

Hexoloy® sintered silicon carbide rods are available in SA and SE grades. Hexoloy® SE SiC rods are available in diameters ranging from 3.18 mm to 13.46 mm and lengths up to 1219.2 mm. Larger diameters are available in SA grade. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ team of experts is on hand to discuss any specific sizing requirements.

Features and Benefits

Benefits
  • Excellent thermal, mechanical and chemical stability
  • Ideal for use as small, precision components
Material Properties

Typical Properties of Hexoloy® SE
 

Properties   Units Typical Value
Material   % Hexoloy SE SiC
Maximum Use Temperature   °C 1,900
Flexural Strength

@ Room Temp

@ 1,450°C

@ 1,600°C

MPa

280

270

300

Density   g/cc 3.05
Apparent Porosity  

%

5.10

Modulus of Elasticity

@ 20°C

@ 1,300°C

GPa

420

363

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion  

10-6/°C

4.02

Thermal Conductivity @ 1,200°C

W/(mK)

34.8

Application
  • Precision components in furnaces
  • Testing equipment
  • Mechanical test fixtures
  • Semiconductor wafer processing equipment
Size
  • Hexoloy® SE SiC rods are available in diameters ranging from 3.18 mm to 13.46 mm and lengths up to 1,219.2 mm.
  • Larger diameters are available in SA grade.