Technical Ceramics

3M™ Boron Carbide (B4C), Calcium Hexaboride (CaB6) and Titanium Diboride (TiB2) Powders & Grains as Wear Protection: Wear in the production process generates increased overheads and impairs quality. That is why we have developed the special additives:

3M™ Boron Carbide (B4C)

3M™ Titanium Diboride (TiB2)

3M™ Calcium Hexaboride (CaB6)

In the ceramics industry, plant engineering and the chemical and construction industries, these additives protect technical plants and machines permanently and securely against wear as a result of chemical reactions, extreme heat and high pressures.

Properties

Thanks to the effectiveness of 3M™'s Boron Carbide (B4C), Calcium Hexaboride (CaB6) and Titanium Diboride (TiB2) materials, our powders and grains feature some impressive properties.

  • Extreme hardness
  • High chemical resistance
  • Outstanding heat resistance
  • High boron content

Applications

  • Constituent of electrode materials for wear protection
    The extreme hardness of our materials makes them ideally suited for wear protection in welding and thermal spraying.
  • For sintering and hot pressing
    Among other applications, for the sintering and hot pressing of powders and grains in the production of wear-resistant articles and plates.
  • For boriding
    Boriding is a wear protection process in which extremely wear-resistant boride coatings are applied by the diffusion of boron atoms into the metal surface.