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:
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.
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.
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.