|Density||2.1 to 2.7 g/cm3|
|Electrical Resistivity||0 to 11 10x Ω-m|
|Specific Heat||950 J/kg-K|
|Tensile Strength||350 MPa (Ultimate)|
|Thermal Conductivity||31 to 90 W/m-K|
|Thermal Expansion||4.5 to 5.6 µm/m-K|
Boron Carbide, or B4C, is one of the hardest material 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 resistant, low thermal conductivity, high modulus of elasticity, it is ideal for a wide variety of applications.
Abrasive field :
Surfaces of watches and jewels.
Refractory materials :
As an antioxidant additives in refractory field.
Ceramics materials :
As materials made of boron carbide products and wear resistant components using in Blasting , Sealing , Machinery , Ships , Auto , Dies , Aviation and Aerospace industries.
Armor tiles :
High density boron carbide armor tiles , bullet proofing seats of helicopters.
Nuclear industry :
Boron carbide is an important material for nuclear applications due to 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.
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.
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It is thin but super sturdy, much more than I expected.