That’s our tradename for our Sintered Alpha Silicon Carbide. CALSIC S is a single phase material containing greater than 99% silicon carbide. Sintered SiC is a self-bonded material containing a sintering aid (typically Boron) of less than 1% by weight. CALSIC S is a fine-grained material with a typical grain size of < 5 microns exhibiting:
Outstanding corrosion resistance
The lack of binder or secondary phase makes our sintered silicon carbide nearly universally corrosion resistant.
Excellent wear & abrasion resistance
Due to the high hardness of CALSIC S (2800 Knoop), it is extremely resistant to wear and abrasion.
High temperature strength & creep resistance
CALSIC S retains nearly full strength to temperatures approaching 1750°C. Due to its high modulus, our sintered silicon carbide does not creep under load.
Superior thermal shock
CALSIC S offers very good thermal shock resistance thanks to its high thermal conductivity (125W/mK).