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Industries today are thriving to bring about cutting edge technologies. There are newer products coming up in the market that enhance the productivity of devices. And in places where costly metals were used, alternatives are arrived to cut down the making cost. One such compound that came to light in replacement to diamonds are boron nitrides.
When considering the crystalline forms of a boron nitride powder, it takes up many shapes. The BN in cubic form is best suitable as a replacement to diamond. They are less likely to undergo any chemical reactions with metals and have a very good resistance to high temperatures. For abrasions, the above resistance is the need and therefore this powder is used in this purpose.
Some Applications of Boron Nitride Powder
It is used in the components that are used in printers, therefore printer technology is benefitted a lot out of this powder. It is also a major component in the making of pencil leads. They are also used in the manufacturing of plastics and plastics are being used in every part of the world.
Space science is one of the latest study and this boron nitride powder is used in space applications. Here, the graphite form of the powder is avoided and just the bare powder is used as they work well without gas or liquid molecules.
Wurtzite is another form of the powder which makes it even more harder than the cubic form. These are great insulators and are used in the electrical and electronics industries.