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About Refractory Ceramics

Refractory ceramics are extremely heat-resistant engineered materials designed to withstand extreme temperatures required by manufacturing and other industrial processes. Refractory ceramics include technical ceramics, thermal ceramics, high temperature ceramics (HTCs), and ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs), the latter of which can withstand temperatures in excess of 2000 °C. Beyond temperature resistance, refractory ceramic materials have numerous other assets such as excellent resistance to oxidation and corrosion, high thermal conductivity and mechanical strength, low thermal expansion, and outstanding abrasion resistance. Applications for refractory ceramics include crystal growth of semiconductors, metallurgy and steel production, glass manufacturing, solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), nuclear reactors, aerospace and automobile components, protective ceramic coatings, and industrial tooling.

American Elements offers a comprehensive catalog of refractory ceramic products from raw and ready-to-form powders to semi-finished and finished components such as plates, discs, rings, bars, rods, tubes, crucibles, vibratable and pumpable castables, crushable forms, metalized components, and customized shapes and parts. Materials are produced at our state-of-the-art facilities using injection and low-pressure injection molding, dry pressing, isostatic pressing, extrusion, slip casting, and sintering. Processing and machining capabilities include polishing, grinding, drilling, and precision milling via ball mills, bead mills, vertical spray dryers and horizontal spray dryers. Total process control allows us to manufacture materials in different temperature grades from 560 °C to 1800 °C and customize grain size, dimensional tolerance, porosity, and surface roughness with the highest dimensional accuracy of 0.0005 mm and surface roughness up to a mirror-polished effect.

American Elements materials engineers have extensive experience tailoring materials to customer needs and can provide guidance on materials selection, optimal processing techniques, and end-use applications.

Our specialties include:
Below is a sampling of our refractory ceramics catalog. For more information on American Elements' refractory ceramics or to request a quote, email or for more general inquiries.

Select Refractory Ceramics Products

3% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia 40% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Nanoparticles / Nanopowder 8% Yttria Stabilized Zirconia
Alumina Balls Alumina Crucible Alumina Fiber
Alumina Granule Alumina Rod Alumina Sheet
Alumina Tape Alumina Tube Alumina Washer
Alumina-Silica Fiber Alumina-Silica Paper Alumina-Silica Sheets
Aluminosilicate Glass Sheet Aluminum Oxide Brick Aluminum Oxide Discs
Aluminum Oxide Foam Aluminum Oxide Porous Cover Plate Aluminum Oxide Single Crystal Substrate
Boron Carbide BC Sputtering Target Boron Carbide Foam Boron Carbide Granule
Boron Carbide Honeycomb Boron Carbide Nanoparticles Boron Carbide Pieces
Boron Carbide Powder Boron Carbide Rod Boron Carbide Sheet
Boron Carbide Sponge Boron Carbide Sputtering Target Boron Carbide Wool
Boron Nitride Crucibles Carbon/Boron Nitride Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Chromium Carbide - Nickel Chromium Composite Powder
Chromium Carbide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Chromium Carbide Powder Chromium Carbide Sputtering Target
Fused Quartz Fused Quartz Crucibles Fused Quartz Granule
Fused Quartz Monofilament Fused Quartz Powder Fused Quartz Rings
Fused Quartz Rod Fused Quartz Sheet Fused Quartz Spheres
Fused Quartz Sputtering Target Fused Quartz Tube Fused Quartz Viewport
Fused Quartz Window Fused Quartz Wool Graphite Crucibles
Graphitic Carbon Nitride Hafnium Carbide Disc Hafnium Carbide Foam
Hafnium Carbide Granules Hafnium Carbide Honeycomb Hafnium Carbide Ingot
Hafnium Carbide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Hafnium Carbide Pellets Hafnium Carbide Pieces
Hafnium Carbide Powder Hafnium Carbide Rod Hafnium Carbide Sponge
Hafnium Carbide Sputtering Target Hafnium Carbide Tile Hafnium Carbide Wool
Intermetallic Crucibles Lead Magnesium Niobate/Lead Titanate Machinable Aluminum Nitride Rods
Machinable Aluminum Nitride Sheets Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia (3.5 wt%) Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia (4.5 Mol. %)
Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia (5 Mol. %) Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia Powder Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia Rod
Magnesia Stabilized Zirconia Sheet Magnesium Oxide Crucible Montmorillonite (Aluminum Pillared Clay)
Niobium Carbide Nanoparticles Niobium Carbide Powder Niobium Carbide Sputtering Target
Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) Crucibles Quartz Boat Sapphire Powder
Sapphire Rod Sapphire Sheet Sapphire Sphere
Sapphire Tube Sapphire Wafer Scandia Stabilized Zirconia Sputtering Target
Silicon Carbide Balls Silicon Carbide Bricks Silicon Carbide Crucible
Silicon Carbide Fiber Silicon Carbide Foam Silicon Carbide Granule
Silicon Carbide Heating Elements Silicon Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Carbide Micron Powder
Silicon Carbide Micronwhisker Silicon Carbide Monofilament Silicon Carbide Nanoparticle Dispersion
Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles Silicon Carbide Nitride Nanoparticles Silicon Carbide Powder
Silicon Carbide Rod Silicon Carbide Sheet Silicon Carbide Sponge
Silicon Carbide Sputtering Target Silicon Carbide Submicron Powder Silicon Carbide Tube
Silicon Carbide Wafer Silicon Carbide Wool Silicon Nitride Carbide Foam
Silicon Nitride Carbide Honeycomb Silicon Nitride Carbide Sponge Silicon Nitride Carbide Wool
Silicon Nitride/Aluminum Nitride/Aluminum Oxide Sheet Tantalum Carbide Foam Tantalum Carbide Granules
Tantalum Carbide Honeycomb Tantalum Carbide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Tantalum Carbide Powder
Tantalum Carbide Sponge Tantalum Carbide Sputtering Target Tantalum Carbide Ta2C
Titanium Boride - Boron Carbide - Tungsten Boride Nanoparticles Titanium Boride - Boron Carbide Nanoparticles Titanium Carbide Crucibles
Titanium Carbide Nanoparticle Dispersion Titanium Carbide Nanoparticles Titanium Carbide Powder
Titanium Carbide Sputtering Target Titanium Carbonitride Nanoparticles Titanium Carbonitride Ti3CN
Tungsten Boride WB2 Sputtering Target Tungsten Carbide Nanoparticles Tungsten Carbide Powder
Tungsten Carbide Sputtering Target Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Nanoparticles Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Sheet
Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Spheres Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Sputtering Target Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Tube
Tungsten Carbide/Cobalt Wire Tungsten Diboride Vanadium Carbide Nanoparticles
Vanadium Carbide Powder Vanadium Carbide Sputtering Target Yellow Zirconia Ball
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (12 Mol. %) Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (5 Mol. %) Yttria Stabilized Zirconia (6 Mol. %)
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Electrolyte Tape Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Grinding Beads Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Sheet
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Spheres Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Tube Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia Granule
Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia Lump Zirconia Ball Zirconia Toughened Alumina Balls
Zirconium Carbide Foam Zirconium Carbide Granules Zirconium Carbide Honeycomb
Zirconium Carbide Nanoparticles Zirconium Carbide Powder Zirconium Carbide Sponge
Zirconium Carbide Sputtering Target Zirconium Carbide Tile Zirconium Carbide Wool
Zirconium Carbonitride Zirconium Oxide Crucibles Zirconium Oxide Spheres
Zirconium(IV) Oxide, Yttria Stabilized Zirconium(IV) Oxide, Yttria Stabilized Pellets