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Ceradyne, Inc. offers BORAL® Composite, BORTEC® MMC, BorAluminum™ and Boron Carbide in a full range of thermal neutron absorber materials in both wet and dry spent nuclear fuel storage and fresh fuel transport applications.
Well suited to many neutron absorption applications, BORAL® Composite is produced in a wide range of surface dimensions, areal densities and thicknesses. It is manufactured in flat sheets that can be cut, punched, bored and formed into shapes.
BORTEC® MMC is used in high areal density neutron absorber applications and is known worldwide for its quality and high boron carbide content. It is available in 5000, 6000 and 1000 series aluminum alloys and has successfully passed a series of in-depth nuclear compatibility tests.
BorAluminum™ is an alloy material incorporating enriched Boron (10B) in standard aluminum compositions. It exhibits several superior properties, especially high thermal conductivity, and is in demand because of its unique combination of properties.
Under NQA-1 and ISO programs, Ceradyne is the only vertically integrated manufacturer of neutron absorber materials that offers a diverse range of extruded and rolled products for spent nuclear fuel containment.
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3169 Red Hill Avenue|
|Number of employees:||2500|
|Company type:||Public (Nasdaq:CRDN)|
|subsidiaries:||Advanced Ceramic Operations – Costa Mesa and Irvine, California |
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|Qualifications:||ISO 9001:2000, NQA-1|