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.

Milling Media

When used as grinding vessels for the preparation of industrial and analytical samples, weight losses for Syalon 101 bowls are about 14 per cent of the reported weight loss for agate, alumina, zirconia and tungsten carbide. Milling efficiencies are also in general improved.

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Shot Blast Nozzles

In shot blasting applications, particularly with aggressive grits, Syalon 050 out-performs conventional nozzles with a useful life of about eight times that of conventional nozzles. Syalon nozzles are light weight and easy to handle.

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Paper Dewatering Foils

International Syalons manufacture a wide range of Syalon tubes which are used to transport often very corrosive chemicals. For example, Syalon 101 has been used in place of inconel tubes, to extend the life of a chemical reactor.

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Seals

International Syalons manufacture a wide range of Syalon tubes which are used to transport often very corrosive chemicals. For example, Syalon 101 has been used in place of inconel tubes, to extend the life of a chemical reactor.

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Weld Location Pins

International Syalons manufacture a wide range of Syalon tubes which are used to transport often very corrosive chemicals. For example, Syalon 101 has been used in place of inconel tubes, to extend the life of a chemical reactor.

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The above examples are just a small selection of possible chemical and process applications of our advanced ceramics.

Please contact us with your enquiry or to discuss your application further.