With its properties of electrical insulation and excellent thermal conductivity, Aluminium Nitride is ideal for applications where heat dissipation is required. In addition, since it offers a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) near that of silicon, and excellent plasma resistance, it is used for semiconductor processing equipment components.
Compound materials composed mainly of TiC or TiN and NbC, with metals such as Co, Ni or Mo. With excellent wear resistance, cermet has less adhesion to metal and is widely used for cutting tools, wear-resistant tools in electronics manufacturing and sliding parts. It can also be brazed with metal.