New Kiln Furniture can Handle Temperatures up to 1,500ºC
The material, known as Halsic-N, combines the properties of proven materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon nitride (Si3N4) in a microstucture which delivers strength, excellent refractory properties and resistance to oxidation and thermal shock.
Standard designs available include setter plates, beams and supports in a range of sizes, while components can also be manufactured to meet customers’ own requirements.
Thermocouple protection tubes made from Halsic-N are ideal for the melting of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium and magnesium, where its strong metal-repelling characteristics help ensure long service life and optimum performance.
With flexural strength of 160MPa, Halsic-N can even be coated with a specially formulated coating for the firing of porcelain or technical ceramics.
Dr. Michael Rozumek, R&D Director at Morgan’s Haldenwanger facility, explained: “Kiln furniture is subject to intense demands on its performance including rapid heating and cooling, making materials choice and design absolutely critical.
“Following extensive testing and analysis, our team of engineers has arrived at a formulation which we believe delivers all of the key performance attributes demanded by kiln users. With an extensive standard range and the ability to form shapes to meet customers’ own design needs, we believe Halsic-N is set to become the material of choice for kilns across a broad spectrum of applications.”
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