MONALITE® M1-A

ADVANTAGES

  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Extremely high thermal shock resistance and fracture toughness
  • Non wetted by liquid non-ferrous metals
  • Non reactive to lubricants such as boron nitride or graphite
  • Asbestos free
  • Excellent machinability

Technical Calcium Silicates

MONALITE® materials are asbestos fibre free “technical ceramics” made from calcium silicate in a density range from 850 to 1000 kg/m3. MONALITE® is the standard product for use in aluminum casting and the foundry industry and is also used in the furnace industry and other process industries.

MONALITE® M1-A is an improved version with higher strength and dimensional stability up to 1000 °C.

Technical Data
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MONALITE®
Grade
M1 M1-A
Classification temperature°C
850 1000
Bulk densitykg/m3
850 970
Shrinkage@750 °C – 12h full soak, %
< 0.1
< 0.02
Thermal conductivity@600 °C mean, W/m.K
0.227
0.224
Compressive strength(ASTM C 165), N/mm2 17 35

 

MONALITE®
Grade
M1 M1-A
Classification temperature°C
850 1000
Bulk densitykg/m3
850 970
Shrinkage@750 °C – 12h full soak, %
< 0.1
< 0.02
Thermal conductivity@600 °C mean, W/m.K
0.227
0.224
Compressive strength(ASTM C 165), N/mm2 17 35
Dimensions & Size Availability
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Length mm
1500
Width mm
1200
Thickness mm 13.1, 19.5, 25.8, 32.2, 38.5, 51.2, 76.6

Other sizes are available on request.
Length mm
1500
Width mm
1200
Thickness mm 13.1, 19.5, 25.8, 32.2, 38.5, 51.2, 76.6

Other sizes are available on request.
Production Tolerances
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Length mm
± 5.0
Width mm
± 5.0
Thickness mm +0/-0.8
Length mm
± 5.0
Width mm
± 5.0
Thickness mm +0/-0.8
Working & Processing
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The homogeneous, fine pored structure is ideal for clean, precision machining. MONALITE® materials can be shaped easily with wood or metal processing machinery using special tools. When cut to size, the maximum allowable workplace concentration for dust generation must be observed. In general, dust extraction is recommended. 

MONALITE® boards or cut sizes can be fixed in place with glue or by mechanical means such as screws or anchors.
The homogeneous, fine pored structure is ideal for clean, precision machining. MONALITE® materials can be shaped easily with wood or metal processing machinery using special tools. When cut to size, the maximum allowable workplace concentration for dust generation must be observed. In general, dust extraction is recommended. 

MONALITE® boards or cut sizes can be fixed in place with glue or by mechanical means such as screws or anchors.
Typical Applications
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Non-ferrous metals

The non wetting properties of MONALITE® mean that these products are ideally suited for use in non-ferrous casting applications.
  • Billet and ingot casting as transition plates, floats, spouts
  • Head boxes for continuous casters
  • Tips for continuous sheet casters
  • Sprue bushes, tubes, nozzles and feeder box liner in low pressure die casting
  • Hotface linings for dosing/holding furnaces
  • Launders and dams
When used in conjunction with PROMASIL® or PROMALIGHT® / MICROTHERM® range of high performance insulation, heat loss, casing temperature and weight can be reduced.

Furnace industry

  • Load bearing housings
  • Structural insulation where high thermal and/or mechanical load is required
Oil & gas industry

  • Collars, gaskets and pipe support rings
  • Spacers and bushes
Non-ferrous metals

The non wetting properties of MONALITE® mean that these products are ideally suited for use in non-ferrous casting applications.
  • Billet and ingot casting as transition plates, floats, spouts
  • Head boxes for continuous casters
  • Tips for continuous sheet casters
  • Sprue bushes, tubes, nozzles and feeder box liner in low pressure die casting
  • Hotface linings for dosing/holding furnaces
  • Launders and dams
When used in conjunction with PROMASIL® or PROMALIGHT® / MICROTHERM® range of high performance insulation, heat loss, casing temperature and weight can be reduced.

Furnace industry

  • Load bearing housings
  • Structural insulation where high thermal and/or mechanical load is required
Oil & gas industry

  • Collars, gaskets and pipe support rings
  • Spacers and bushes