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We make some of the strongest silicon nitride in the world. Whether it’s on a satellite or in the human body, SINTX silicon nitride can operate in extreme environments.Learn More
Antiviral and Antibacterial
A powdered form of our silicon nitride (AP2) can be used as an additive, coating, or composite to impart or enhance antipathogenic properties in a variety of products.
SINTX Technologies is a leading manufacturer of silicon nitride. Silicon nitride is a very hard, abrasion- and corrosion-resistant ceramic solid that’s inherently antibacterial and antiviral. SINTX has been innovating with this material since 1996.
Due to silicon nitride’s exceptionally high strength and toughness, it’s used in many applications and industries, including biomedical, bearing, aerospace and high temperature applications.
BiomedicalSilicon nitride is a valuable material for spinal implants and prosthetic replacements for hip and knee joints, with demonstrated antibacterial and osseointegrative properties to support bone formation.
Cutting toolsSilicon nitride can cut cast iron, hard steel, and nickel-based alloys with surface speeds up to 25 times faster than conventional machining materials such as tungsten carbide.
AutomotiveSilicon nitride is used throughout the automotive industry in engine parts and engine accessory units. Because of its durability and thermal resistance, it can extend contact fatigue life.
EnergySilicon nitride can withstand the high temperatures and corrosive environments found in solar cells, fuel cells, and other energy applications.
AerospaceSilicon nitride’s strength, lightness, and ability to withstand and perform at high temperatures have made it the material of choice for various aerospace applications.
AntipathogenicSINTX has developed a silicon nitride powder, called FleX SN-AP (Silicon Nitride Antipathogenic Powder), that is being evaluated as an additive, coating, or composite, used to impart, or enhance antipathogenic properties on a variety of medical and non-medical products.