Advanced glass-ceramic matrix composites with user-friendly processing
After 10 years of development, Pyromeral Systems has introduced an entirely new generation of materials that finally brings the advantages of composites to the world of high temperatures. With this technology, it is now possible to design and manufacture lightweight composite parts used at high temperatures that not only provide an excellent level of thermo-mechanical performance, but also remain easy and affordable to produce.
Exhaust duct made out of PyroSic
These new composite materials, marketed under the PyroSic® and PyroKarb™ names, are based on proprietary glass-ceramic matrix systems reinforced with silicon carbide or carbon fibers. Thanks to the use of advanced inorganic polymers, they are processed at low temperatures with the same techniques and tooling as those used for conventional carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). Yet, they also offer a much improved resistance to heat and fire, as they retain good mechanical properties at temperatures for which CFRP cannot even be considered (typically, up to 1000°C/1800°F).
Typical properties of our structural composites include :
Structural Composites Bridging the Gap between Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
Applications for PyroSic and PyroKarb include heat shields, exhaust ducts, pipes for hot fluids or gases, fire barriers and other structural components. The materials are typically used in the field of motorsports, aerospace, defense, naval or automotive, either as a replacement of metals for weight reduction purposes, or as a replacement/complement for CFRP for improved thermal stability.
Composite exhaust on competition car
With our expertise in the manufacturing of parts made of high temperature composites, we are well positioned to help our customers complete quickly and effectively their projects. Please, contact us to find out how, together, we can work on your solution.