Silicon carbide behaves almost like a diamond. It is not only the lightest, but also the hardest ceramic material and has excellent thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion and is very resistant to acids and lyes.
Silicon carbide is toxicologically safe and can be used in the food industry. Another typical application for silicon carbide components is dynamic sealing technology using friction bearings and mechanical seals, for instance in pumps and drive systems. Compared to metals, silicon carbide enables highly economical solutions with longer tool life when used with aggressive, high-temperature media. Silicon carbide ceramics are also ideal for use in demanding conditions in ballistics, chemical production, energy technology, paper manufacturing and as pipe system components.