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Silicon Carbide Composite Ceramics

XeraCarb have a wealth of knowledge and ability to solve engineering problems and develop new solutions with ceramic and refractory products.

With over 75 years experience in the team covering a wide range of industries, XeraCarb can provide solutions, consultancy and manufacturing options suited to your needs. We continually develop materials to keep up with the demands of its customers.

Typical applications of our products include body armour protection plates, military vehicle armour protection, kiln furniture (tableware & sanitaryware) plus a range of technical engineering applications.

Our Services in Silicon Carbide Composite Ceramics


XeraCarb have the ability to tackle and solve technical problems. We regularly undertake challenging problems and develop ceramic solutions for our customers. Innovations and developments within XeraCarb has led to a number of new materials being used in industry for specific application where more common materials are unable to meet the customer requirements.


XeraCarb have developed methods of near-net casting and sintering that provides a route to high tolerance manufacturing. Operating to high standard of quality, checks are made at every stage of manufacture ensuring the product and material meets the customer requirements.

We have a 2 cubic metre (2m³) kiln designed for high temperature firing. The kiln can operate in air or a reducing atmosphere. The kiln has capacity to manufacture over 1000 plates per firing. XeraCarb designed and manufactured its own kiln furniture and so there are many configurations possible for different products.

Our kiln is also available for hire. Please contact us for more details.


XeraCarb have decades of experience in a wide range of ceramic applications and industries. XeraCarb also understands that problems in ceramics can be hard to solve. XeraCarb can provide consultancy on developing kiln capacity, increasing throughput, reducing wear, reducing energy costs and product development.

We have worked with manufacturers, suppliers and users of advanced ceramics, sanitaryware, and tableware. XeraCarb can provide insight on improving products and processes, improve quality and production yields.

If you would like any further information about the services we offer, please contact us.

Working in Partnership

Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Sheffield Hallam University
Therser UK
Finance Yorkshire

We are continuing our research and development into other Industrial and technical environments, and are constantly seeking to meet new challenges.

XeraCarb materials are currently being evaluated for use as personal body armour with the research sponsored by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

This material offers significant advantages over existing armour in terms of the cost, shape and size of components which are possible and in terms of the total system weight.

Read more about the development of our ceramic products and the advantages it can bring >>

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