Glassy Carbon Foam

Glassy Carbon Foam
Price : USD 10.00 - 50.00 / Pack
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MOQ : 100 Piece

Business Type Manufacturer, Exporter, Supplier
Materials RVC Carbon Foam/Glassy Carbon Foam
Stock No RVC-117-19
CAS 7440-44-0
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Product Details

Density Range
3% to 5%
Black porous solid
1 mm-50 mm (customization available)
5, 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 80, 95, 100, 110 (PPI customization available)
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3% = relative density of panel (97% air void)


Why is Aritech® Reticulated Vitreous Carbon (RVC) foam so special?

Aritech® manufacture and distribute worldwide the different shape and size of RVC foam of unique and repeatability properties by a patented technology on affordable prices for research and industrial applications in various sectors. Aritech® RVC is a rigid, highly porous and permeable structure and has a controlled density of carbon per unit volume. The matrix of cells and ligaments is completely repeatable, regular, and uniform throughout the entirety of the material.


Applications :

  • Porous Electrodes
  • High Temperature Insulation
  • High Temperature Oven Racking
  • Filters
  • Demisters
  • Storage Batteries
  • Scaffolds
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Acoustic Control


Vitreous or Glassy carbon is a form of pure carbon produced by the thermal decomposition of a three-dimensionally crosslinked polymer. It has a high flexural strength. The zero open porosity gives a low permeability to gases. Glassy carbon has excellent resistance to a wide range of aggressive chemical environments and can, therefore, be used as an alternative material to precious metals for laboratory equipment and, for example, for electrodes in polarography.


Vitreous Carbon Foam has an open pore structure and extremely high porosity, giving a high surface area and low resistance to fluid flow. It is chemically inert in non-oxidising environments over a wide temperature range, maintains strength at high temperatures and is thermally insulating yet electrically conducting. Applications include use as porous electrodes, thermal insulation, filtration, substrate support and acoustic control. 


Unique Features :

  • Low Density
  • High Temperature Stability 
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio
  • High Surface area to Volume Ratio
  • isotropic load response
  • controlled stress-strain Characteristic
  • controlled density of carbon per unit volume
  • completely repeatable, regular, and uniform 
  • Thermally Insulating
  • Highly electrically conductive
  • Low Thermal expansion
  • High Quality RVC Density


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Physical and Chemical Properties

Compression Strength 15-75 psi (0.10-0.52 MPa)
Tensile Strength 25-50 psi (0.17-0.34 MPa)
Shear Strength 4.4×103  psi (30.3 Mpa)
Mohs Hardness 6-7 Mohs
Specific Heat 0.3  BTU/lb  °F (1.26  J/g  °C)
Shear Modulus 4.4 × 103  psi (30.3 MPa)
Modulus of Elasticity (Tension) 14.6 × 103 psi (101.84 MPa)
Shear Modulus 4.4 × 103 psi
Bulk Thermal Conductivity 0.021 - 0.029  BTU/ft ·hr·°F (0.033 - 0.050  W/m  °C)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion At (0-100°C) 1.2 × 10-6  in/in°F (2.2 × 10-6 m/m°C)
At (100-1000°C) 1.8 × 10-6 in/in°F (3.2 × 10-6 m/m°C)
Bulk Resistivity 12.7 × 10-2  ohm · in (32.3 × 10-2  ohm · cm)
Temperature In air 600°F (315°C)
Limitations Inert environment 6330°F (3499°C)
Pore Sizes 0.040″,  customization is also possible

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