Taking advantage of the excellent characteristics of Silicon Carbide, such as chemical inertness at all temperatures, resistance to thermal shock and abrasion hardness and sinterability, the technical ceramics industry has developed a wide range of applications based on silicon carbide. The main applications for SiC based ceramics are kiln furniture, burner nozzles, sliding earings, process components for the semiconductor industry, passive armor for the security & defense industries, seal rings and particulate filters.
SiC-based ceramic components can be manufactured using several processes:
- Nitride-bonded SiC
- Reaction bonded SiC
- Re-crystallized SiC
- Solid-state sintered SiC
- Liquid-phase sintered SiC
Through our product range SIKA® TECH, Fiven has been a pioneer in the development of SiC powders and ready-to-press granules for the production of technical ceramics and composite materials.
In addition to the powders, Fiven also offers ready-to-press (RTP) granules based on fine powders with specific surface areas typically ranging from 10 to 15 m²/g, sintering additives and temporary binders.
Special tailor-made Powders and RTP granules are available on request.