January 2015

The University of Tennessee Engineering Department has teamed up with Surface Igniter LLC in the ongoing quality initiative.


The move is complete and Surface Igniter LLC igniter core manufacturing is Back in the USA. We are located in beautiful Maryville, Tennessee. 

Areas for most common usage

When you're dealing with gas ignition, your igniters can be the difference between moving forward and spinning your wheels. At Surface Igniter LLC, we're continually finding the best new technology.


No one ever complained it was too easy.

Surface Igniter LLC, takes pride in its products. Whether your are looking for a gas dryer igniter or a 36" inch flame rod, you've come to the right place. If you don't see let us know we can custome build your perfect design.

Our standards are high. So high in fact, we're in a league of our own, moving our entire industry forward. Surface Igniter LLC, has become synonymous with the highest quality craftsmanship.

No one ever complained about having their work executed perfectly.


When you have a serious project that needs to be done, look no further than Surface Igniter LLC, America's leader in Hot Surface Ignition. We innovate. We deliver. 

 Surface Igniter LLC.  was incorporated in 1997 after Graphite Sales Inc. bought the silicon carbide, hot surface igniter business from The Carborundum Company. The iconic, double helix igniter was developed by The Carborundum Company in the late 1960's and was the first silicon carbide gas igniter in the industry.

Originally introduced as the ignition source for gas clothes dryers in the 70's the novel ignition method was rapidly adopted throughout the gas industry. Hot surface ignition is still the most reliable and cost effective method for gas ignition after more than 40 years of its introduction.


There are leaders, and then there's everyone else. At Surface Igniter LLC, we take immense pride in driving the industry standards forward, focusing on efficiency, quality, and safety.

No one ever complained about hiring the best.

Surface Igniter, LLC the pioneer in the development of the silicon carbide igniter in 1969, is today a leading manufacturer of hot surface igniters for the BBQ grill, clothes dryer, cooking, and heating industries.