B4C, is an extremely hard ceramic material discovered in 1899. It is the third hardest material known, after diamond and cubic boron nitride. The Mohs hardness of this boron carbide ceramic is about 9.49 and it was applied widely in industries as wearing resistant material, abrasive.
Boron carbide is the most important ceramic material for ceramic armor. This carbide ceramic is used in tank armor and bulletproof vests. Boron carbide is extremely hard to penetrate with a single shot. What is more, boron carbide material is relatively lighted weighted, with a true solid density of about 2.5g/cm3. Recently, several countries are trying to provide extra protection for their combat vehicles, not only for soldiers.
As B4C has a great ability to absorb neutrons, it is considered an important material to make shielding, control rods, and shut-down pellets for nuclear power plants. Boron carbide could absorb neutrons without forming long-life radionuclides, which is a significant advantage.
Diverse Applications: Boron carbide's exceptional properties make it an essential material in various applications. From body armor and armor-piercing projectiles to abrasives and nuclear reactor components, our boron carbide products empower industries with their versatile capabilities.
Exceptional Hardness: Boron carbide boasts one of the highest hardness levels among known materials, making it ideal for applications where hardness and wear resistance are critical.
Ballistic Protection: Boron carbide is used in ballistic armor for its high hardness and lightweight properties, providing effective protection against projectiles and ballistic threats.
Precision and Purity: Quality is integral to our boron carbide products. We adhere to strict industry standards and meticulous specifications, ensuring that our boron carbide maintains the purity necessary for superior performance and consistent results.
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SAM offers an array of boron carbide products that cater to diverse applications, including:
Ballistic Armor: Boron carbide is a crucial component in lightweight ballistic armor, providing protection to personnel and vehicles against high-velocity projectiles and threats.
Abrasives: Boron carbide abrasives are used for cutting, grinding, and polishing hard materials due to their exceptional hardness and wear resistance.
Nuclear Applications: Boron carbide is utilized as a control rod material in nuclear reactors due to its high neutron-absorbing capacity.
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