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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 Windows
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