Technical Ceramics

Silicon Carbide Kiln Furniture

We manufacture a wide range of kiln furniture manufactured from our specialist range of silicon carbide materials (HalSiC®).

The range of products we provide are:

  • Support beams
  • Profiled supports
  • Rollers and tubes
  • Batts and plate setters
  • Custom kiln components

Support Beams and Supports

These hollow profile supports are available in a range of cross sections and up to 350cm (138inches) in length. They are mainly used as:

  • Single supports with the ability to carry high loads
  • System-building structures for kiln cars
  • Load support components for furnace construction and mechanical engineering

Our HalSiC®-I material is used for products up to 1,350°C (2,462°F) and HalSiC®-R temperatures up to 1,600°C. (2,912°F). We also offer our HalSiC®-N material which is suitable for temperatures up to 1,500°C (2,732°F) and is a good choice if you need high strength and good oxidation resistance. Components made from HalSiC®-N reduce the weight in your kiln and increase energy and cost savings (due to reduced maintenance).

Rollers and Tubes

Our range of rollers have a high load bearing capacity making them a good choice for use in roller kilns for the production of heavy clayware and sanitary fixtures. Our HalSiC®-I material is used for rollers up to a temperature of 1,350°C (2,462°F) and our HalSiC®-R is used for temperatures up to 1,600°C (2,912°F).

Made from our impervious HalSiC®-I and porous HalSiC®-R/HalSiC®-RX materials, our range of tubes are available with closed ends and in a variety of bore holes, making them suitable for use as thermocouple protection sheaths (thermocouple protection tubes) or radiant heater tubes.

We also have a specialist range of thermocouple tubes made from our HalSiC®-N material used specifically for metal melting applications such as aluminium or magnesium due to its metal repelling surface characteristics.

Batts and Plate Setters

We manufacture a range of batts in dimensions over 3cm2 with thicknesses of between 5 and 8mm (0.2-0.3 inches). These are made from our HalSiC®-R and HalSiC®-RX materials as they are completely free from grain fall and can be coated on one or both sides.

Our range of HalSiC®-R and HalSiC®-RX plate setters and setting rings can be made to customer specification and are increasingly being used within porcelain production.

We can supply a wide range of setter plates in our HalSiC®-N material.

Custom Kiln Components

Contact us for a custom designed part for your kiln. HalSiC® can be used up to 1,500°C (2,732°F) and benefits from the ability to handle fast firing cycles, and low weight which reduces thermal mass and uses less fuel. This results in a cost saving to you.