Industrial Wear Applications
International Syalons supplies advanced silicon nitride, zirconia, alumina and silicon carbide ceramic solutions for diverse chemical & process industry applications, ultilising their outstanding chemical and thermal stability.
Advanced ceramics combine high strength and toughness with extreme hardness to give excellent wear resistance. Materials such as silicon nitride and sialon and silicon carbide also have excellent high-temperature properties and are resistant to corrosion by many acids and alkalies which allows them to find numerous wear resistance applications. For example, Syalon 101 possesses an outstanding set of physical properties such as high strength, toughness and hardness and is pre-eminently suitable for couples used in sliding wear or as dewatering foils in paper manufacture, whilst the superior hardness of Syalon 050 allows it to be of particular benefit in many wear applications, such as sand blast liners and Sycarb is widely used as a mechanical seal.
Zircalon 10, an yttria partially stabilised zirconia, although generally not as wear resistant as Syalon or Sycarb, possesses superior toughness making it the material of choice for many wear applications where impact is experienced. For example, Zircalon has found wide use as weld locations pins in resistance welding of captive nuts to sheet metal.
Below are a selection of common industrial wear applications of our advanced engineering ceramics.