Slide 1 Reticulated Vitreous Carbon FOAMS Reticulated vitreous carbon is a form of glassy carbon. It 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. Why is Aritech® Reticulated Vitreous Carbon
(RVC) foam so special?
The matrix of cells and ligaments is completely repeatable, regular, and uniform throughout the entirety of the material. Aritech® Reticulated Vitreous Carbon is a rigid, highly porous and permeable structure and has a controlled density of carbon per unit volume.

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Vitreous or Glassy carbon is a form of pure carbon produced by the thermal decomposition of a three-dimensionally crosslinked polymer. Reticulated Vitreous Carbon Foam (RVC Foam) 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, RVC Foams be used as an alternative material to precious metals for laboratory equipment and, for example, for electrodes in polarography.


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Vitreous Carbon Foam is low-density permeable material with numerous applications. The defining characteristic of these foams is very high porosity, typically 75-95% of the volume consisting of void spaces. Ceramic foam is often used for thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, adsorption of environmental pollutants, filtration of molten metal alloys, and as a substrate for catalysts requiring large internal surface area. Vitreous Carbon Foam is generally immediately available in most volumes. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information are available.

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