CARBIDES - Hardness combined with corrosion resistanceThe strength and wear resistance of carbide ceramics are impressive. The H.C. Starck portfolio includes ten carbidic ceramic precursors, including chromium carbide (Cr3C2), titanium carbide (TiC, TiCN). The most important carbidic ceramics we offer by far are materials based on silicon carbide (SiC) and boron carbide (B4C). They are produced using a variety of methods depending on the area of application.
Support along the entire process chain
To help ideas become successful solutions, we support our customers as partners in the development and optimization of materials, products and processes. Our application technology department has outstanding materials expertise, detailed knowledge of metallurgical and chemical processes and long-term experience in numerous innovative markets, applications areas and technologies. Moreover, we have an accredited chemical analysis department that monitors the manufacture of our products to precise specifications.
Overview of product grades and applications
|Silicon Carbide||Slide bearings, sealing rings, wear parts, sintering aids, crucibles, semiconductor applications, heating elements, burner nozzles, heat exchangers|
|Boron Carbide||Wear-resistance technical components (such as sand-blasting nozzles and water jet nozzles), ceramic armor (characterized by its low weight), metal infiltration, high-temperature thermocouples, sintering additive for SiC high-performance ceramics, neutron shielding material|
|Chromium Carbide||Corrosion-resistant components, brake pad production, grain growth inhibitors in carbide manufacturing|
|Titanium Carbide||Additive in carbide manufacturing (tools and machines), cermets and black ceramics|
|Titanium Carbonitride||Carbides (tools, machining)|