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International Syalons manufacture a range of silicon nitride, zirconia, alumina and silicon carbide ceramic components and assemblies for diverse applications in a number of industrial and engineering markets.

At International Syalons we supply a range of advanced engineering ceramics such as silicon nitride and sialon, alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide. These materials cover a wide range of wear, corrosion and thermal resistance properties and allow us to offer cutting-edge solutions to many engineering and industrial problems.

In many cases technical ceramics will replace an existing metal component in a design, where the much greater wear and corrosion resistance of engineering ceramics can offer significant lifetime improvements over the metal component, often making them very cost effective. Markets and applications utilising these advantageous properties of our advanced engineering ceramics include:

  • Chemical & Process

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    The excellent corrosion and thermal resistance of our silicon nitride and silicon carbide ceramics to many acids and alkalis makes them ideal candidate materials for use in the chemical and process industries. For example, as inlets liners in industrial chlorinators.

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  • Industrial Wear

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    Advanced engineering ceramics are characterised by excellent mechanical strength and hardness, making them ideal candidates for wear applications too extreme for metals and alloys. These include for example paper processing dewatering foils and shot blasting of abrasive grits.

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  • Metal Forming

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    Silicon nitride and zirconia, utilising their outstanding high strength and toughness, are used extensively in metal forming applications such as wire drawing of copper and brass, as weld location and control pins for resistance welding of captive nuts to body panels and as cutting tools for cast iron.

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  • Molten Metal Handling

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    The sialons and in particular Syalon 101 are renowned for their exceptional performance in non-ferrous molten metal handling. Syalon 101 is used extensively for products such as thermocouple protection sheaths, heater and riser tubes and ladles and crucibles and hooks.

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  • Oil & Gas

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    The oil and gas industries utilise advanced ceramic materials such as silicon nitride, alumina and zirconia for components including hydrocyclones and metering valves, where excellent wear, corrosion and thermal resistance are required.

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  • Thermal

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    Advanced ceramics are generally charcterised by possessing excellent thermal properties, such as high melting temperature. International Syalons offer a range of thermal ceramics such as alumina tubes and thermocouple sheaths.

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In addition to the applications outlined above, we supply fine ceramic components to many other markets including the medical, automotive and aerospace industries. Please contact us for more information. Alternatively see our Industrial & Engineering Applications of Syalons guide or download our Applications of Syalons PDF (0.59 Mb).