Advanced Ceramic Solutions for Extreme Environments

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd.  are experts in the field. We are based near Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England and are the UK’s leading manufacturer of sialon and silicon nitride based technical ceramic products and powders.


Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based technical ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world’s first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.


In addition, we can offer a range of advanced technical ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement. Please call +44(0)191 2951010 or email for an initial consultation with our technical sales team or send us a Request for Quote.


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Syalons Chemical Processing

Technical Ceramic Sensors: Properties & Applications

Rightly so, technical ceramics are commonly associated with harsh chemical processing, extremely high-temperature environments, and heavy-duty industry, however, in recent years, they have been...

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Metal Forming with Technical Ceramics: Food & Beverage Cans

Metal forming, like most of the metalworking and manufacturing chain, can be an extremely intensive process. It exploits the inherent plasticity of sheet metal...

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Milling Media

Selecting the Right Milling Media: Technical Ceramics or Steel?

Grinding samples down to finer consistencies is an age-old process that has not changed much with time. Whether you are looking to achieve the...

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Could 3D Printing Advanced Ceramic Materials Assist Vaccine Development?

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Oxide Technical Ceramics: Alumina & Zirconia

Technical ceramics are an advanced class of materials primarily used in tough mechanical engineering applications and environments associated with refractory temperatures or harsh corrosive...

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Molten Metal Forming

Using Sialons in Aluminium Handling and Smelting

Updated: Originally published on 31/05/2018 Aluminium is one of the most readily-consumed metals on the planet, with production of alloys based predominantly on aluminium...

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Blog Highlights

Molten Metal FormingA Guide to Technical Ceramics
Technical ceramics represent the cutting-edge of industrial materials…


Sialons History

The History of SiAlON Ceramics
In the 1970s, independent studies in Japan and at Newcastle University…


Weld Pins

Technical Ceramics for Welding
Welding is an age-old method of fusing two or more metal…

Featured Materials

Syalon 101

An advanced silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramic offering outstanding mechanical strength, thermal shock resistance and corrosion resistant properties.


Zircalon 30

A co-stabilised zirconia-based ceramic containing self-grown reinforcing alumina-based platelets with excellent fracture toughness, hardness and thermal shock resistance.


Syalon 050

An advanced silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramic offering outstanding wear, corrosion, oxidation and high temperature creep resistant properties.