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ADVANCED BERYLLIUM OXIDE (BEO) CERAMICS

Materion’s Thermalox and BW families of advanced beryllium oxide ceramics (BeO or beryllia) offer superior levels of ceramic strength, reliability, weight savings and thermal management capabilities.

As a full-service manufacturer of advanced beryllium oxide ceramics, we understand the design properties customers need from our technical ceramics. By partnering with Materion for high purity BeO ceramics, you will receive a high-quality, reliable industrial ceramic with exceptional thermal conductivity.

THE ADVANTAGES OF BEO TECHNICAL CERAMICS

We offer a range of BeO ceramic products that are specifically engineered for thermal conductivity properties:

BeO Grade

Purity

Flexural Strength (MOR)

Thermal Conductivity

BW3250®

99.5% BeO

207 MPa

325 W/m•K

Thermalox®995

99.5% BeO

221 MPa

285 W/m•K

BW 1000®

99.5% BeO

262 MPa

275 W/m•K

Thermalox®CR

99.7% BeO

207 MPa

250 W/m•K

Thermalox® V

99.5% BeO

 

220 W/m•K

Materion’s BeO ceramic materials are ideal in thermal management applications when product design considerations include:

  • Miniaturizing the physical size of the device or enclosure
  • Exposing the component to high ambient temperatures
  • Airflow or liquid cooling is not possible or is prohibitively expensive
  • Applications that require a ceramic which insulates against electricity
  • Melting and sintering operations at very high temperatures for crucibles

Materion’s beryllia technical ceramics excel as components that require high electrical resistivity, transparency to X-rays and a low neutron absorption cross section.

Compare the technical characteristics of our range of BeO and alumina ceramic products.

CASE STUDY: PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY BEO FOR LASER SUCCESS

When LASOS Lasertechnik GmbH looked at all the materials available for their argon lasers for life science applications including biophotonics, Raman-spectroscopy and holography - no material came close to BeO (beryllium oxide) ceramics. Materion’s high-quality technical ceramics were the only materials to meet their exacting requirements.

See how LASOS GmbH works with Materion to keep producing reliable laser components.

DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY

BERYLLIUM OXIDE CERAMIC PRODUCTS

Materion is a leading provider of engineered BeO ceramic materials, supplying our customers with a range of ceramics for thermal management.

Our beryllium oxide ceramic products include:

  • Thermalox® 995 - our standard BeO, used for substrates, dosimeters and other electronics components. 
  • Thermalox® CR - the purest BeO product at 99.7%. This ceramic is ideal for making high temperature crucibles. 
  • Thermalox® V - our newest BeO ceramic provides significantly higher thermal conductivity than aluminum nitride (typically 180 W/m·K) for applications that do not require the premium performance of Thermalox® 995.
  • BW 1000® - is stronger than the standard Thermalox 995, allowing it to be used for small parts manufacturing or for components that endure high levels of stress.
  • BW3250® - has the highest thermal conductivity, guaranteed to at least 325 W/mK, this ceramic can be used for the most critical thermal applications. 

BeO ceramics are essential for the medical field, semiconductor manufacturing, advanced defense manufacturing, energy equipment and components for wireless communications.

TALK TO OUR TECHNICAL CERAMICS EXPERTS

Building on our unique combination of materials forming, firing and fabrication technologies, we are can provide you with the highest quality beryllia ceramic materials. Our BeO ceramics are available dry pressed, extruded or iso-pressed, to meet your application specifications.

For more information on Materion’s advanced BeO ceramic material, talk to Materion’s ceramics experts.