Manufactured at the Ceradyne NQA-1 facility in Canada, BORTEC® MMC is produced in rolled or extruded shapes and in B4C contents up to 45% by volume using various aluminum alloys. The resulting composites have outstanding properties for structural or non-structural design applications, and are lightweight and adaptable for neutron capture in both wet and dry environments.
BORTEC® MMC is used in high areal density neutron absorber applications and is known worldwide for its quality and high boron carbide content, especially in the USA. It is available in 5000, 6000 and 1000 series aluminum alloys and has successfully passed a series of in-depth nuclear compatibility tests. BORTEC® MMC is in use today worldwide in several end-user storage and transport systems.
- Uniform microstructure
- Excellent mechanical properties using structural Al alloys
- High thermal conductivity
- Virtually 100% dense
- High B4C loaded MMC sheets