Home Products Inorganic Chemicals Carbides EXPERTISE WITH HANDLING CARBIDE LEADS TO WEAR-RESISTANT COATINGS Materion’s 50+ years of inorganic chemical manufacturing experience allows us to deal successfully with issues that arise when working with carbide compounds. Carbides can be brittle and reactive to moisture and oxygen and can experience chemical reactions that potentially release methane or acetylene gas. Having resolved these challenges through strict manufacturing control, we are able to offer our customers a wide range of carbide compounds. APPLICATIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM CARBIDES Carbide compounds have attributes that make them valuable for certain applications. Among them: Abrasiveness – used for cutting tools to machine steel Wear-resistant – for surface coating on tool bits Insulative/conductive – for heat shield coatings for space Extreme hardness – used in tank armor, bulletproof vests & industrial uses MULTIPLE FORMS AND CARBIDE COMPOUNDS AVAILABLE In order to support our customers’ requirements, Materion offers its carbide compositions in a variety of purities and forms including: alloys, cermet compositions, powder, targets, granules and pieces. It also custom-manufactures carbide compounds to your exact specifications. Custom Carbide Compounds Boron Carbide B4C Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Hafnium Carbide HfC Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Niobium Carbide NbC Silicon Carbide SiC Tantalum Carbide TaC Titanium Carbide TiC Tungsten Carbide WC Vanadium Carbide VC Yttrium Carbide YC2 Zirconium Carbide ZrC Search our Inorganic Chemicals Online Catalog for carbides and other chemical compositions. CHEMICAL SPECIALISTS PROVIDE INDUSTRY-LEADING CAPABILITIES Our technical team provides support for a broad scope of inorganic chemical applications. This global network enables Materion to offer carbides with these advantages: Manufacture quantities called from R&D to full production levels. Variety of mesh sizes and custom sizing Development of new, experimental materials Environmentally sensitive & reactive materials High temperature synthesis Controlled alloys and purities Custom grinding and blending Analytical capabilities to identify impurities Specializing in materials that are sensitive to moisture and oxygen Need to discuss the best carbide compound for your application? Contact a Materion Carbide Specialist with your technical questions. Interested in pricing information? Use our Request a Quote form to provide the details on your carbide compound requirements.