Silicon carbide is an extremely hard material, is chemically inert and does not melt. Silicon Carbide has a high thermal conductivity, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, is thermal shock and abrasion resistant and has strength at high temperatures. Silicon carbide grits and powders are made to suit many industries and applications including: wire sawing silicon wafers, ceramic body armor, ceramic wear parts, semiconductor materials, power switching, high temperature heating elements, refractories, sandpaper, grinding wheels, gem polishing, advanced ceramics, diesel particulate filters, thermal sprays, aerospace applications, lapping, iron and steel and many others. Silicon carbide grains and powders can be made to your exact size, chemistry and shape specifications.