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Silicon Carbide Composite Ceramics for Armour and Kiln Applications

Welcome to XeraCarb

Technically Engineered Ceramics

XeraCarb is a division of Capital Refractories Limited manufacturing high performance silicon carbide composite ceramics for kiln furniture and other demanding technical applications.

XeraCarb was founded in 2011 exploiting the potential of our proprietary sialon ceramic composite material. This material, developed in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University, is now being used by a number of leading companies as ceramic kiln furniture, burner nozzles and wear resistant parts.

Our silicon carbide composite ceramic products are also being used in a number of applications including body armour, vehicle armour, kiln furniture and a range of technical engineering applications.

Ceramics for Technical Industry Applications

Unique Ceramic Materials

Designed & Manufactured in the UK

Our composite combines the best properties of a number of ceramic systems including silicon carbide, silicon nitride and alumina.

  • Lightweight Ceramic Composite
  • Highly durable
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Available in complex shapes and sizes
  • Increases energy efficiency
  • Innovative World leading technology
  • Manufactured in the UK

The technologies behind our ceramic products >

Highly durable lightweight composite ceramics

Working in Partnership

Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Sheffield Hallam University
Therser UK
Finance Yorkshire
LATEST NEWS… Message from our Managing Director 15 February 2017 I am James Newsome, the Managing Director of Capital Refractories Group and I would like to explain the acquisition, introduce Capital and explain our reasons for acquiring Xeracarb. Read more >>
ARMOUR Applications
Armour Applications
Thanks to work carried out by the MoD and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers – XeraCarb's materials are gaining recognition for the production of personal body armour. This is due to the excellent ballistic resistant properties as well as reducing the overall weight of the armour find out more >>
Kiln Furniture Applications
Our Xerabond KF advanced ceramic material is used to produce ceramic kiln furniture – primarily as a replacement for current silicon carbide type materials – our product offers significant advantages in terms of weight, and resistance to thermal shock in fast firing environments. find out more >>
ENGINEERING Applications
Engineering Applications
Our materials can be used in wide variety of environments such as those seen in high volume extraction, abrasion and de-watering applications. Other application include aluminium and copper industries. find out more >>
Quotation Request
Interested in our silicon carbide composite ceramic products? To request a quotation or further application advice, please visit the contact page. find out more >>