Black Silicon Carbide


Black Silicon Carbide


Black silicon carbide is a high-grade electro-fused black silicon carbide manufactured by the fusion of petroleum coke and silica sand.

One of the toughest and most aggressive products in the synthetic mineral ranges for use in a myriad of applications from general blasting and surface finishing of non-aero components, anti slip flooring, vibratory finishing medias, safe manufacture, coated & bonded abrasives and polishing compounds.

Noted for its high thermal stability and wear properties this material is used extensively in refractories, bonded and coated abrasives and precision surface finishing as well as extensively in the safety flooring sector.

Black Silicon Carbide is unique because of its excellent abrasive properties. Grains can be utilised in a variety of applications e.g. sintered into a range of technical ceramics; the grains are used extensively for photovoltaic applications, chemical filters, refractories and bonded or coated abrasives.


Abrasive Type



3.2 g/cm³

Bulk Density

1.7 g/cm³


9 Mohs





Dust Levels





BSC280 ~0.036 mm

BSC180 ~0.069mm

BSC120 ~0.109 mm

BSC80 ~0.185 mm

BSC54 ~0.310 mm

BSC36 ~0.525 mm

BSC30 ~0.625 mm

BSC20 ~1.040 mm

BSc12 ~1.765 mm


• Aerospace Castings
• Anti Slip Floors / Safety Flooring
• Anti Slip Resins and Paints
• Bonded and Coated Abrasives
• Castings and Forgings
• Diffused and Plasma Coatings
• Electronic and Semi Conductor Industry
• Lapping and Polishing/Lapidary/Optical
• Metals: Aerospace approval
• Metals: Cleaning without dimensional change
• Metals: Flash removal
• Metals: Keying surfaces for rubber/plastic bonding
• Metals: Light deburring
• Metals: Peening
• Metals: Removal of hard deposits/investment
• Metals: Matt or textured finish
• Metals: Mould die and tool cleaning
• Metals: Preconditioning and cleaning
• Metals: Preparation for paint metal or plastic spraying
• Metals: Preparation for enamelling/electroplating/anodising
• Metals: Removal of paint/scale/rust
• Metals: Removal of solder/weld/flex
• Metals: Sheen finishing or anti-reflective treatment
• Polishing
• Refractories and Furnace Linings
• Surface Finishing
• Surface Preparation

Hodge Clemco also offer an abrasive recycling and disposal service

For more information on our range of products view our product catalogue.

See the full selection of our abrasive materials in our abrasives brochure.

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