Sialon Ceramics for aluminium casthouses
Sialon, compared to silicon nitride or si3n4, our new grade isostatically pressed quality, shows superior properties with regards to impact fracture toughness (> 10Mpa) and thermal conductivity (17-85 W/mK).
Our Sialon ceramics are considered to have superior properties over silicon nitride and syalon.
Our heater tubes, thermocouple protection tubes, riser tubes, Westofen dosing tubes, impellers, ladles, hooks, extrusion dies, cutting tools and welding pins have excellent non-wetting properties and a smooth surface.
With regards to Sialons, there is substitution of silicon by aluminum with corresponding atomic replacement of nitrogen by oxygen, to satisfy valency requirements.
The resulting 'solution' has superior properties to the original pure solvent, syalon, silicon nitride or Si3N4.
Sialon ceramics have found extensive use in non-ferrous molten metal handling, particularly aluminum and its alloys, including metal feed tubes for aluminum die casting, burner and Sialon immersion heater tubes, injector and degassing for nonferrous metals, thermocouple protection tubes, crucibles and ladles.