Boron Nitride - Properties and Applications of BN Ceramics by Precision Ceramics

Precision Ceramics, a division of McGeoch Technology, is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. From procurement and supply through to technical design and specialist machining, we offer a complete service.

Our reputation for quality and service is truly international with specialist ceramic components engineered by Precision Ceramics finding their way into an ever-widening array of worldwide applications in industries as diverse as aerospace, opto-electronics and nuclear power.

What is Boron Nitride?

Boron Nitride is an advanced synthetic ceramic material available in powder, solid, liquid and aerosol spray forms. Its unique properties - from high heat capacity and outstanding thermal conductivity to easy machinability and superior dielectric strength - making Boron Nitride a truly outstanding material. In its solid form, Boron Nitride can easily be machined to close tolerances in virtually any shape. After machining, it is ready for use without additional heat treating or firing operations.

Properties of Boron Nitride

In inert and reducing atmospheres, Boron Nitride will withstand temperatures over 2,000°C. It is not wet by most molten metals and slags and can therefore be used as a container for most molten metals including aluminium, cryolite, sodium, iron, steel, silicon, boron, tin germanium and copper.

Applications of Boron Nitride

Typical applications of boron nitride include:

  • metals manufacturing
  • containment and processing
  • foundry applications

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