Briquettes of Silicon Carbide provide Cupola furnaces with Silicon and Carbon, providing deoxidizing and a higher nucleation and melt rate.
Saint-Gobain produces a high quality SiC briquette, promoting process stability in the Cupola furnace. Injection grade SiC is also available.
Silicon Carbide contributes Silicon and Carbon to the melt in induction furnaces. One of SiC advantage over Ferro Silicon is its purity. As an example, the low Aluminum content minimizes the occurrence of Alumina build-up. Another important advantage is the increased nucleation on the metal.
Saint-Gobain has all grades of Silicon Carbide grains and pellets.