Ceramic & Cermet Composite Powders


Pacific Particulate Materials (PPM) Ltd. offers a wide range of ceramic & cermet composite powders.  Ceramics & cermets are refractory materials desirable due to their hardness and high resistance to heat.

We also offer nitride powder products.  These nitride powder products are of an equally high quality level to our carbide powders.

Titanium Carbide (TiC) Powder:

An extremely hard and light refractory material with high thermal shock and abrasion resistance. It is used for powder metallurgical (P/M) parts including cutting tool tips, dies and wear parts and resistant coatings. It is also used as an additive to plastic & rubber parts to reduce wear and as an alternate to metal parts (see "TiC-FineParticle" and "TiC-Additions")

Properties of Titanium Carbide (TiC):

  • Chemical Name/Formula: Titanium Carbide/TiC
  • Low coeficient of friction
  • Hardness: Knoop - 2470 / Mohs - +9
  • Melting Point: 5680°F / 3160°C
  • Boiling Point: 8710°F / 4820°C
  • Molecular weight: 59.89
  • Density (gm/cc): 4.9-5.2
  • Young's Modulus: 439.4 GPa
  • Poisson's Ratio: 0.187-0.189
  • Linear Thermal Expansion: .02% @ 600°F and 0.8% @ 2000°F
  • Bend Strength: 60,000psi @ 70°F and 35,000psi @ 2000°F


WE PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING OTHER HIGH PURITY CARBIDE/Cermet POWDERS: 

Chromium Carbide (Cr3C2)

  • Molar Mass: 180.01 g/mol
  • Density: 6.65-6.68 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 1980°C
  • Boiling Point: 3800°C
  • Hardness: 1735 Knoop
  • Young's Modulus: 373 GPa
  • Thermal Conductivity: 190 W/m·°C
  • Corrosion resistant
  • We also produce Cr7C3 & Cr23C6


Molybdenum Carbide (Mo2C)

  • Molar Mass: 203.89 g/mol
  • Density: 8.9 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 2690°C
  • Hardness: 1800 Knoop
  • Vickers Hardness: 15.5-24.5 GPa
  • Young's Modulus: 535 GPa
  • Thermal Conductivity: 21.5 W/m·°C
  • We aslo produce MoC

Tantalum Carbide (TaC)
  • Molar Mass: 192.958 g/mol
  • Colour: Light to Dark Brown
  • Density: 13.9 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 3880°C
  • Boiling Point: 5500°C
  • Hardness: 2000 Knoop / 9-10 Mohs
  • Vickers Hardness: 17.65 GPa / 1800VHN
  • Young's Modulus: 285-630 GPa
  • Poisson's Ratio: 0.1719-0.24
  • Thermal Conductivity: 22.2 W/m·°C

Tungsten Carbide (WC)
  • Molar Mass: 195.86 g/mol
  • Colour: Grey
  • Density: 15.63 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 2870°C
  • Boiling Point: 6000°C
  • Hardness: 1880 Knoop / 8.5-9 Mohs
  • Vickers Hardness: 23.5 GPa / 2400VHN
  • Young's Modulus: 668-714 GPa
  • Poisson's Ratio: 0.24
  • Thermal Conductivity: 84.2 W/m·°C
  • We also produce Cast Tungsten Carbide (W2C)

Vanadium Carbide (VC)
  • Molar Mass: 62.95 g/mol
  • Density: 5.77 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 2810°C
  • Boiling Point: 3900°C
  • Hardness: 2660 Knoop
  • Extremely hard

Tantalum Niobium Carbide (TaNbC)

Tungsten Titanium Carbide (WTiC)

Tungsten Titanium Tantalum Carbide (WTiTaC)

Other Carbide Products
  • Hafnium Carbide (HfC)
  • Tungsten Molybdenum Carbide (WMoC)
  • Tungsten Niobium Carbide (WNbC)
  • Tungsten Tantalum Carbide (WTaC)
  • Vanadium Tungsten Carbide (VWC)
  • Zirconium Carbide (ZrC)
  • Contact us for more information about these and other carbide powders

WE Also PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING HIGH PURITY Nitride POWDERS:


Titanium Nitride (TiN)
  • Molar Mass: 61.90 g/mol
  • Density: 5.22 g/cm3
  • Melting Point: 2930°C
  • Hardness: 1800 Knoop
  • Thermal Conductivity: 16.7 W/m·°C

Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN)
Other Nitride Products
  • We aslo produce Tungsten Titanium Carbo-Nitride (WTiCN), Boron Nitride (BN), and Aluminum Nitride (AlN) amongst other nitride products
  • Contact us for more information about these and other nitride powders

Contact PPM


Phone Number: 1-604-937-5530