Silicon Carbide is a ceramic material with an outstanding hardness, only surpassed by diamond, cubic boron nitride and boron carbide.
Due to its high abrasion resistance and relatively low cost, Silicon Carbide is used as a loose- or fixed-abrasive material in a wide variety of applications.
These hard and brittle abrasive grains which tend to break down under pressure make SiC items sharper, cut faster and produce finer scratch patterns on most surfaces.
Abrasive tools made out of Silicon Carbide are commonly used for grinding steel, cast iron, tungsten carbide, aluminum & non-ferrous metal, plastic & rubber.
Saint-Gobain offers a whole range of macro and micro grits in both black and green quality and various particle size distributions based on FEPA, ANSI, JIS and CAMI standards.
A range of qualities is available, reflecting different surface treatments from air-dedusting and water-washing to surface chemical treatment.
Find out more about our products including SIKA® ABR which is designed for the abrasives market.