Fiven B4C - Boron Carbide
High-purity boron carbide powders down to submicron size
High-purity boron carbide
Innovative B4C powder solutions from Fiven
Boron carbide (B4C) is a hard, covalent ceramic composed of boron and carbon. It has a Vickers hardness of over 30 GPa and is one of the hardest materials known after cubic boron nitride and diamond. The chemical formula of "ideal" boron carbide is written as B12C3, although for simplicity it is often referred to as B4C. Boron carbide is used in a variety of industrial applications, including abrasives, refractory materials, and as a neutron absorber in nuclear power plants.
Fiven Boron carbide (B4C) is a high-purity submicron material with exceptional hardness and durability, making it a preferred choice for industrial, military, and defense applications such as armor plates for body armor and vehicle protection.
Fiven's boron carbide stands out for its technical advantages:
- The unique boron carbide powder is protected from oxidation during storage and transportation thanks to a special packaging process and a protective coating. The powder is resistant to oxygen even over long periods of time.
- Fiven's production method virtually eliminates the presence of free carbon as graphite in the starting material, improving the performance of the finished parts and reducing the risk of defects or micro flaws.
- Fiven offers boron carbide in different particle sizes down to the submicron range and also as a composite mix with SiC in various ratios
Fiven's submicron-sized boron carbide, known for its high purity and technical advantages, is specifically designed for high-performance ceramics applications.