Silicon Carbide Plates

Silicon Carbide Plates

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Silicon carbide plates, also known as SiC plates or silicon carbide ceramic plates, are specialized flat, thin, and rigid components made from silicon carbide (SiC) materials. Silicon carbide is a high-performance ceramic material known for its exceptional properties, such as high-temperature resistance, hardness, wear resistance, and chemical inertness. Silicon carbide plates are used in various industries and applications that require superior mechanical and thermal performance. Here are key features and applications of silicon carbide plates:

Key Features:

  1. High-Temperature Resistance: Silicon carbide plates can withstand extremely high temperatures, making them suitable for applications involving heat and thermal stress.
  2. Mechanical Strength: They have excellent mechanical strength, allowing them to withstand mechanical loads, impacts, and wear.
  3. Chemical Inertness: Silicon carbide is chemically inert and resistant to most chemicals, acids, and alkalis, ensuring corrosion resistance.
  4. Wear Resistance: Silicon carbide plates offer exceptional wear resistance, making them ideal for applications where abrasion and wear are common.


  1. Heat Exchangers: Silicon carbide plates are used in heat exchanger systems, such as in the chemical industry, where they can handle high-temperature and corrosive environments.
  2. Furnace Components: They are employed as furnace components, including radiant tubes, heater elements, and kiln furniture for high-temperature applications.
  3. Semiconductor Processing: Silicon carbide plates are used in semiconductor manufacturing for process equipment like wafer carriers and susceptors, thanks to their high-temperature stability and chemical resistance.
  4. Mechanical Seals: They are used in mechanical seals for pumps and agitators in industrial applications where wear and abrasion resistance are critical.
  5. Metallurgy: Silicon carbide plates find application in metallurgical processes, such as the production of non-ferrous metals and the handling of molten metal.
  6. Aerospace and Defense: In the aerospace and defense industries, silicon carbide plates are used for heat shields, armor, and structural components due to their lightweight, high-strength, and high-temperature performance.
  7. Ceramic Kiln Furniture: They are used as kiln shelves and supports in ceramic and pottery kilns, where they can withstand high firing temperatures.
  8. Chemical Reactors: They are employed in chemical reactors for processes involving high temperatures and corrosive chemicals.
  9. Grinding and Cutting Tools: Silicon carbide plates are used in the production of abrasive tools, cutting discs, and grinding wheels for precision machining and material removal.
  10. Optical Components: Silicon carbide plates can serve as optical components in the manufacture of optical windows, mirrors, and substrates for various optical systems.

Silicon carbide plates come in various sizes, thicknesses, and surface finishes to meet specific application requirements. They can be customized for particular applications, such as dimensions, tolerances, and surface coatings. Proper selection and handling are essential to ensure the optimal performance of silicon carbide plates in various industrial and technological applications.

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