American Ceramic Technology, Inc.

American Ceramic Technology, Inc. is the ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer of Silflex® Shielding, the award winning nonhazardous, non-lead radiation shielding. In 2005, Silflex® tungsten shielding was developed and certified by Entergy and ANO in 2007 for use in the nuclear industry. We have expanded into the military, NDT, mining and oil & gas industries. Manufacturing is located in Escondido, California in the United States of America.

Designed with a flexible silicone base, we have many radiation shielding materials and product options. We design custom solutions to help customers achieve their ALARA goals. Silflex® shielding is designed for maximum radiation dose reduction during operation and installation to protect personnel and equipment.

American Ceramic Technology has changed the way people look at radiation shielding. Our innovative technology allows nuclear power plants, laboratories and naval reactors to provide a safer, cleaner and more efficient work environment.

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Nuclear Radiation Shielding

Technology Short Description: Silflex® radiation shielding has a silicone base with non-toxic shielding materials such as tungsten, bismuth, iron, stainless steel, and neutron. These options provide a broad range of solutions to assist ALARA staff in meeting personnel exposure goals. Silflex is used for beta, neutron, and gamma shielding. Click below for dose reduction by shielding material for Cobalt-60 and Cesium-137.

Problem Statement: It’s important to use shielding around military reactors due to close proximity to radioactive sources. Magnetic products, sheets, and pipe wrap are primary products used in military applications.

Technology Solution Statement: Silflex provides exceptional stability at high temperatures up to 250 C (482 F) with various silicone compositions allowing for temperatures up to 538 C (1000 F). Silflex shielding has been used in temperatures as low as -40 degrees and is used for indoor and outdoor radiation shielding applications.

Benefits Statement: Silflex is the lightweight radiation shielding option. Compared to pure lead at similar attenuation, tungsten Silflex is 25% lighter. Compared to lead blankets at a similar attenuation, our lead blanket replacement sheets are 50% lighter. Using lightweight radiation shielding eases stress on the installer and increases speed of installation which in turn leads to overall dose reduction.

Richard Culbertson

Non-Hazardous Radiation Shielding

American Ceramic Technology Inc. is the manufacturer of SILFLEX® Shielding, the industry’s most innovative and award-winning radiation shielding material. SILFLEX® is a light weight, non-toxic customizable shielding system that has enabled the shielding of the impossible, reducing dose and improving the safety issues with handling and installing shielding. Continuing its industry-leading innovation and investment in technology, SILFLEX® introduced the exclusive Neutron materials and products in 2008, rapidly becoming the leader in shielding the Dry Fuel Storage Process. Additionally, SILFLEX® introduced its exclusive Premium Magnetic Technology (Patented), significantly reducing installation time and therefore reducing dose. The Premium Magnetic Technology was certified by EPRI and Duke Energy after extensive seismic testing for installation without secondary attachment techniques. Additionally, SILFLEX® is rated as a low or exempt material for purposes of the new NFPA 805 fire procedures.

Tafi Martell