Boron Carbide (B4C) Plate

Edgetech Industries, Advanced Ceramics Division supplies high-quality and competitive price advanced Boron Carbide (B4C) Plate.


Boron Carbide (B4C) Plate


Boron carbide is an extremely hard boron-carbon ceramic. Boron carbide has a Mohs hardness of about 9.49, which is the third highest hardness material after diamond and cubic boron nitride. Because of its high strength, low density, corrosion resistant, high temperature resistant, low thermal conductivity, high modulus of elasticity, boron carbide plate is ideal for a wide variety of applications.


Boron Carbide Plate Properties


Compound FormulaB4C
Molecular Weight55.26
Melting Point2445℃
Density2.1 to 2.7 g/cm3
Electrical Resistivity0 to 11 10x Ω-m
Poisson’s Ratio0.17-0.18
Specific Heat950 J/kg-K
Tensile Strength350 MPa (Ultimate)
Thermal Conductivity31 to 90 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion4.5 to 5.6 µm/m-K


Boron Carbide Plate Applications


-Abrasive field: Surfaces of watches and jewels.

-Refractory materials: As an antioxidant additive 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 boron carbide good chemical resistance, for producing other boron containing materials such as titanium boride or zirconium boride.

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


Packing of boron carbide


Our boron carbide plate is carefully handled to minimize damage during storage and transportation and to preserve the quality of our products in their original condition.


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