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Boron Carbide

Boron carbide Overview

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Boron carbide (B4C) is one of the world's hardest manufactured materials. Its strong chemical bonds and hard surface minimize wear in rigorous environments. Boron carbides are often used in ballistic armor, taking advantage of exceptional hardness and low density. The hardness provides excellent protection, while the light-weight maximizes mobility. Additionally, the uniquely structured boron carbide can be used for neutron shielding.

  • Low density
  • Exceptional hardness
  • Neutron absorbing 


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CoorsTek has a dedicated team tasked with helping create armor solutions in addition to decades of boron carbide manufacturing experience.

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