Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Crucible (PBN Crucible)

excellent corrosion resistance and electrical resistance


Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Crucible, PBN Crucible


Pyrolytic Boron Nitride crucibles and other pyrolytic boron nitride products are synthesized on the mold by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, with BCl3 and NH3 at high temperature and low pressure. PBN products are extremely pure, as the purity of gas material is easier to be controlled. Typically, PBN products have a total impurity of <100 ppm, which means the purity is no less than 99.99%. With such a high purity level, PBN crucibles are ideal products for semiconductor industries.

With its high density and purity, PBN is becoming a widely used material in vacuum processes. The CVD process gives this pyrolytic boron nitride an almost perfect layered structure, which leads to anisotropic thermal conductivity, making it an ideal material to make crucibles for crystal growing. PBN is the major material to make crucibles for GaAs crystal production.

PBN Crucibles are produced by the CVD process and all the boron nitride crystals grow parallel to the surface on which the vapor is deposited. The density of the products could almost reach the theoretical value. Due to the nature of the CVD process, the most common wall thickness for PBN crucibles is 0.8~1.5mm. We provide custom PBN crucibles and VGF / LEC / Conical / MBE / OLED crucibles.


Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Specification



Lattice constanta:2.504×10-10μ m
Tensile strength (ab)153.86N/mm2
Bend strengthc243.63N/mm2
Elastic modulus235690N/mm2
Thermo conductivity“a” direction“c” direction
Dielectric strength (at RT)56KV/mm


PBN Crucible Applications


Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Crucible from Edgetech Industries Ceramics Division can withstand high temperatures in a high vacuum environment, it has excellent corrosion resistance and electrical resistance. Based on the above excellent properties, Boron Nitride Tube is an ideal choice in a wide range of industries, such as:

-Crucibles for crystal growth

-Break rings for horizontal casting machine

-Insulators for high-temperature furnace

-Electric insulators in vacuum system

-Feedthrough for high voltage equipment




As a ceramic material, boron nitride is quite fragile in a lot of cases. Our Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Crucible is carefully handled to minimize damage during storage and transportation. Suitable outer boxes and inner cushioning materials are used for PBN products, vacuum packing is also engaged for some of the parts.


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