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Non-Oxide Ceramics

The Advanced Ceramics Industry, also know as Engineered Ceramics or the Technical Ceramics Industry, includes applications such as ceramic wear parts and ceramic armor. Superior Graphite is a key global supplier of high performance sub-micron silicon carbide powder to these markets, as well as a manufacturer of ceramic armor tiles.

The highly-sinterable Beta silicon carbide and Alpha silicon carbide powder from Superior Graphite, Sinter-Pur Ceramic Powder, is ideal for processing into parts due to its proven sintered mechanical properties, along with traditional corrosion/oxidation resistance, very hard low fracture toughness and thermal conductivity.

In addition to supplying Sinter-Pur Ceramic Powder to the armor market, Superior Graphite is further processing Sinter-Pur powder into ceramic tiles and shapes. Protect Tiles® are economical, pressureless sintered SiC armor tiles, which provide lighter weight and better ballistic performance for advanced ceramic systems.

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Sinter-Pur Ceramic Powders


Superior Graphite employs state-of-the-art milling technologies to create highly sinterable non-oxide ceramic powders. Sinter-Pur line includes Alpha and Beta Silicon Carbide, and Boron Carbide. We manufacture virgin powders, as well as ready-to-press formulations.

Do you need custom sizes, blends or shapes? We are happy to work with your specifications! Innovating and meeting customer’s needs since 1917, we are a specialty supplier of high-quality ceramic powders and we hold up to the highest standards as an ISO-certified company.

Protect Tiles® (Ceramic Armor)

Protect Tiles® (Ceramic Armor)


Protect Tiles® (Ceramic Armor)

In addition to sourcing and producing Sinter-Pur® Ceramic Powder, Superior Graphite is further processing the Sinter-Pur® powder into ceramic tiles and shapes. Protect Tiles® are pressureless sintered SiC tiles, which provide lighter weight and better anti-ballistic performance for advanced armor systems, including military vehicles, aircrafts, and watercrafts. Protect Tiles® come in various shapes and sizes, can be custom sized or cut and produced in high volumes to meet customer requirements of strength, size, and quantity, for optimal end-user protection.

Sintered silicon carbide is the choice ceramic for armor due to its position between alumina and boron ...