NITRIDES - Ceramic materials that meet the highest requirements

Nitrides are compounds of nitrogen with metals. They are usually characterized by a high degree of thermal stability and exceptional chemical stability. In addition to saline and metallic nitrides, there are also covalent nitrides, such as aluminum nitride, boron nitride and silicon nitride.

H.C. Starck provides a wide range of nitrides, including high-purity silicon nitride with purity of 99.995 percent. Our nitrides are used in innovative applications in rapidly growing industries, such as the solar and automotive industries, LED lighting technology, mechanical engineering and industrial technology.

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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.

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Application examples
Silicon nitride
Ceramic cutting tools, crucible coating for solar wafer manufacturing, ceramic parts for mechanical engineering, ceramic bearings (such as precision bearings, ball/rolling bearings), precursor for LED phosphors
Aluminum nitride
Ceramics with high thermal conductivity, composite ceramics (such as evaporation boats), in the production of silicon aluminum oxynitride (SiAlON), cooling elements, electrical insulation for electronic components, components used in automotive electronics, crucibles for metal and molten salt, thermally conductive filler for polymers
Boron nitride
Solid lubricant for high-temperature applications, fire-proof ceramics, thermally conductive filler for polymers, composite ceramics (such as evaporation boats)
Titanium nitride
Raw material for titanium nitride sputter targets (PVD – physical vapor deposition), component of cermets and black ceramics

Our nitride product portfolio also includes and tantalum nitride (TaN) and zirconium nitride (ZrN), among others.


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