What is it?
Silicon carbide is a compound of silicon and carbon obtained from carbon and quartz sand at a temperature of 2500°C.
Silicon carbide has excellent properties such as resistance to corrosion, abrasion and erosion. The high degree of elasticity ensures great dimensional stability.
Ceramics made from silicon carbide are used in chemicals, textiles, energy technologies, the food industry and pharmaceutics. Its conductivity means it can also be used in the electronics sector. Its characteristics also make it useful in the construction industry to make tubes and conduit systems. In the world of fashion and design, it is used as an alternative to metal.