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CA0912 Boron Carbide Plate, B4C Plate

  • Catalog No. CA0912
  • Molecular Formula B4C
  • Molecular Weight 55.26
  • Appearance Black
  • Melting Point 2445℃
  • Density 2.1 to 2.7 g/cm3
  • Electrical Resistivity 0 to 11 10x Ω-m
  • Poisson's Ratio 0.17-0.18
  • Specific Heat 950 J/kg-K
  • Tensile Strength 350 MPa (Ultimate)
  • Thermal Conductivity 31 to 90 W/m-K

Boron Carbide Description

Boron Carbide, or B4C, is one of the hardest materials discovered in 1899. Boron carbide is smelted from boric acid and powdered carbon in electric furnace under high temperature. Depending on hardness of 4950kgf/mm2, It is even harder than diamond and cubic boron nitride. Because of their high strength, low density, corrosion resistant, high temperature resistance, low thermal conductivity, high modulus of elasticity, it is ideal for a wide variety of applications.

Boron Carbide Plate Applications

Abrasive field :
Surfaces of watches and jewels.

Refractory materials :
As antioxidant additives in the refractory field.

Ceramics materials :
Materials made of boron carbide products and wear-resistant components used in Blasting, Sealing, Machinery, Ships, Auto, Dies, Aviation, and Aerospace industries.

Armor tiles :
High-density boron carbide armor tiles, bulletproofing seats of helicopters.

Nuclear industry :
Boron carbide is an important material for nuclear applications due to its high absorption cross-section.

Boriding agent :
Boron carbide is a raw material used in boriding agent. After the treatment, the hardness and the wear resistance of the surface are greatly improved.

Chemical additives :
Because of its good chemical resistance, it can be used for producing other boron-containing materials such as titanium boride or zirconium boride.

Solid fuel :
Boron carbide-based propellants for ducted rockets.

Packing Service

ACM’s boron carbide armor plate and boron carbide ballistic plate are carefully handled to minimize damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our products in their original condition.

* There are different types of ceramic plates that come in different sizes and offer different levels of protection. Please contact us for more information.

Related Documents
Boron Nitride Ceramic Materials Brochure
Technical brochure for Boron Nitride Ceramic Materials, all grades. Revision March 2023.
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