SSiC - Sintered SiC

Boostec® silicon carbide -SiC- for scientific instrumentation and industrial equipment

Mersen Boostec is specialized in the development of innovative products in sintered silicon carbide.

For some applications, the silicon carbide can receive a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coating to give a completely non-porous high-purity SiC surface.


  • space and astronomy: optical and scientific instrumentation for space or ground optics, stable structures, large scientific instruments
  • laser processes: laser galvo-scanning mirrors and other fast steering mirrors
  • semiconductor and opto-mechanics OEMs: ultra-stable structures
  • chemical and pharma-chemical apparatus: continuous-flow reactorsheat exchangers


Mersen has held an 95.07% stake of Boostec since July 2015, and Boostec's main partner, Airbus Defence and Space (ex-Astrium), holds 4.93%.

Mersen Boostec's unique know-how in the design and manufacture of silicon carbide parts extends the Mersen group's range of equipment and solutions for extreme environments.

The French CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) has awarded Mersen Boostec the "SME CNES Label" for the manufacturing of stable silicon carbide (SiC) mirrors and structures for space telescopes. 

Mersen Boostec offers assistance to its customers for the design of their SiC parts to ensure better feasibility, mitigate risks and also reduce cost and lead times.


Space and astronomy

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Space and astronomy

Silicon carbide SiC for ground & space telescopes and scientific instrumentation

Boostec® SiC provides an ideal solution for instruments requiring exceptional thermomechanical stability. Using Boostec® technology, whole instruments can be made in SiC: structure and detector supports as well as the mirrors themselves.

The optical face of the mirrors can receive a SiC CVD coating to produce a completely non-porous surface, for a flawless polishable finish. Mersen Boostec's know-how also extends to structural bonding and bolting techniques for assembling SiC parts together or with parts made of other materials.

Laser Processes: Galvo-Scanning and Fast Steering Mirrors

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Laser Processes: Galvo-Scanning and Fast Steering Mirrors

SiC scan optics and high-speed mirrors for high powered laser.

Mersen high speed mirrors enable a game-change in the laser scanner industry through the physical characteristics, performance and cost benefits of SiC material.

optoSiC® mirrors for standard laser applications

Mersen manufactures standard Generic “one-size-fits-all” XY laser galvo scanning mirrors from 10mm to 100mm apertures for single pair consumption with a range of high-quality reflective coatings.

optoSiC® mirrors ultra-high performance with Fast Steering Mirrors in SiC material

optoSiC® steering mirrors are designed for a variety of tip-tilt applications. These mirrors are manufactured as optoSiC+ grade, a unique Silicon Carbide, to give optimum stiffness, dynamic flatness and high resonant frequencies under high torque loadings.

Semiconductor and opto-mechanics EOMs

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Semiconductor and opto-mechanics EOMs

Mersen Boostec provides the silicon carbide ultra-stable structures that are now required by the semiconductor and optomechanical equipment.

BOOSTEC® SiC Solutions are used where ultra-precision is required, in:

  • Semiconductor industry processes,
  • EUV lithography machines,
  • Advanced measuring instruments for optical surfaces,
  • Ultra-high vacuum,
  • Scientific equipment.

Continuous flow reactors for the chemical industry

Corning reactor

Continuous flow reactors for the chemical industry

SiC modules for continuous flow reactor is a technological breakthrough in the chemical industry.

Mersen Boostec develops and manufactures high-technology chemical reactors for continuous flow systems in cooperation with Corning SAS.

SiC continuous-flow reactors cut down the number of production stages and improve the process's chemical reactions.

Heat Exchangers for the Chemical Industry

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Heat Exchangers for the Chemical Industry

SiC heat exchangers lead to optimized performance and are the first choice for applications in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industry.

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