When energy consumption, size constraints, and EHS are key factors, Norfoam® ceramic foams from Saint-Gobain High-Performance Refractories provide outstanding solutions.
Norfoam® products are a breakthrough technology to provide the next generation platform for EHS friendly, lightweight, high-temperature systems, able to operate under the most severe conditions (e.g. temperature, wear, thermo-mechanical stresses) -- being 100% fiber free.
This high-purity ceramic foam offers new opportunities and variability for insulating properties in a wide range of applications. Its unique properties and composition make Norfoam® ceramic foams suitable for use in areas where fiber or insulating brick materials were historically used.
Norfoam® products are 100% fiber free and do not contain any organic binders. They are EHS friendly, both in production and application.
Saint-Gobain's Norfoam® ceramic foam products are of the highest refractoriness (maximum use temperature is 1800ºC) and their extreme purity (up to >99.9% Al2O3) with minimum free silica content permitting for use in applications such as heat treatment furnaces or under severe atmosphere conditions (e.g. furnaces under H2, N2, O2, CO, or other oxidizing or reducing atmospheres). Norfoam ceramic foams can be installed in furnace roofs, doors or any space where traditional bricks or fiber insulations are too large or heavy and open design opportunities for lighter and more reliable lining. The outstanding thermal shock resistance insures shorter cycles and potential energy savings.
Norfoam® ceramic foams provide flexible shaping capabilities by machining and can be utilized in many applications, including: