Consistent with its focus on engineered carbonaceous materials, Superior Graphite offers a range of high purity silicon carbide and boron carbide powders for sintered or hot pressed parts, coatings, and additives. Known for their extreme hardness, low specific gravity, and elevated temperature performance, these materials are used for ballistic armor, abrasives, composites, brake linings, heating elements, nozzles and igniters. Additionally, …

There is a delicate balance between the various characteristics when choosing the most effective material components in making Ceramic Armor. Hardness, light weight, strength, and cost effectiveness all figure prominently in that decision making process. While RHA Steel has been used extensively in the past, the disadvantage of the weight versus threat protection is leading armor integrators in a different …