3DCeram

Almatis GmbH

Baikowski SAS

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Bangerter Microtechnik AG

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH

Boca Bearing Company

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED

CERAMARET SA

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Ceramdis GmbH

CeramTec GmbH

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Cerpotech

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics

DOCERAM GmbH

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.

ETI Elektroelement d.d.

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Ferrotec Europe GmbH

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH

INMATEC Technologies GmbH

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited

IPS Ceramics Ltd

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Company Name / address details

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)
Augustinerbach 4
52062 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241 / 809 55 34

Fax

+49 (0)241 / 809 2266

E-Mail

info@iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Homepage

www.iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Broeckmann (Head of Institute)

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

Founded by a support association ("Förderverein"), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process - from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.

Production programm

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Company Name / address details

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited
Stephenson Street
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 191 2951010

Fax

+44 (0) 191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ian Denton, Nick Fecitt

Number of Employees

Total: 38

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

IPS Ceramics Ltd
Unit 6 High Carr Business Park
Decade Close
ST5 7UH Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 1782 711 511

Fax

+44 (0) 1782 717 078

E-Mail

enq@ipsceramics.com

Company profile

IPS Ceramics has a long history in manufacturing kiln furniture for the ceramics industry and other industrial heat-treatment applications. Established in its present form in 2009, the company evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise stretching back over 60 years.

Although mostly known for its cordierite kiln furniture, IPS Ceramics also supplies a wide range of high quality technical ceramics for demanding applications. The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite, however recent additions include aluminium nitride, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina.  We can source most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement. Ceramics offer many advantages over alternative materials, particularly at temperatures over 1000°C where oxidation and creep become prevalent for most metals.  If you undertake a high temperature process (such as firing, sintering, incineration, hardening, annealing or other heat treatment) IPS Ceramics has the experience to rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application.

IPS Ceramics collaborates with other quality manufacturers in both Europe and Asia to offer flexibility in production. Our technical ceramics are formed in a variety of ways,  typically by pressing, extrusion, injection moulding or casting, so that components can be designed from the start to meet your needs.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
powder metal
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
optics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
MIM
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Jyoti Ceramic GmbH

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG

LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Company Name / address details

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)
Augustinerbach 4
52062 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241 / 809 55 34

Fax

+49 (0)241 / 809 2266

E-Mail

info@iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Homepage

www.iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Broeckmann (Head of Institute)

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

Founded by a support association ("Förderverein"), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process - from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.

Production programm

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Company Name / address details

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited
Stephenson Street
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 191 2951010

Fax

+44 (0) 191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ian Denton, Nick Fecitt

Number of Employees

Total: 38

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

IPS Ceramics Ltd
Unit 6 High Carr Business Park
Decade Close
ST5 7UH Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 1782 711 511

Fax

+44 (0) 1782 717 078

E-Mail

enq@ipsceramics.com

Company profile

IPS Ceramics has a long history in manufacturing kiln furniture for the ceramics industry and other industrial heat-treatment applications. Established in its present form in 2009, the company evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise stretching back over 60 years.

Although mostly known for its cordierite kiln furniture, IPS Ceramics also supplies a wide range of high quality technical ceramics for demanding applications. The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite, however recent additions include aluminium nitride, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina.  We can source most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement. Ceramics offer many advantages over alternative materials, particularly at temperatures over 1000°C where oxidation and creep become prevalent for most metals.  If you undertake a high temperature process (such as firing, sintering, incineration, hardening, annealing or other heat treatment) IPS Ceramics has the experience to rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application.

IPS Ceramics collaborates with other quality manufacturers in both Europe and Asia to offer flexibility in production. Our technical ceramics are formed in a variety of ways,  typically by pressing, extrusion, injection moulding or casting, so that components can be designed from the start to meet your needs.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
powder metal
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
optics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
MIM
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Company Name / address details

Jyoti Ceramic GmbH
Frankenstr. 12
90762 Fürth
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 911 78 71 20-85 / -84 / -83

Fax

+49 (0) 911 71 20 82

E-Mail

sales@jyoticeramic.com

Homepage

www.jyoticeramic.com

Ownership

Jyoti Ceramic Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Management

Mr. Raju Merani

Company profile

Jyoti Ceramic Industries is a marketing subsidiary of Jyoti Ceramic Inds. Pvt. Ltd. (India), the pionieers of technical ceramics in India for over 4 decades and today are at par with other world leaders.Well-equipped by way of infrastructure, technical know-how, experience, modern tool room and R & D facilities to manufacture client specific, high precision and complex shape products. Currently Jyoti Ceramic India is exporting 65 % of its production to over 55 countries worldwide. Aluma-Coat, Zircoat, Zirconox, Zircosil and Jyoden are a few of our registered trademarks. In year 2009 Jyoti Ceramic set up a separate Bio-Ceramic Division, for manufacturing of international quality zirconia ceramic dental blanks and restoratives. These blanks are available in white, translucent and now in pre-shaded (coloured) varieties in varied sizes and pattern. Jyoti Ceramic India is planning to further expand its bio-ceramic product range. We shall continue to innovate and discover new ceramic products to deliver to the global market, best in quality yet cost effective soluntions and world-class products.

 

Production programm

Materials*

cordierite
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
steatite
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Main components

tailor-made high precision technical ceramic components, high-temperature pyrometry and multibore tubes, miling media, wear and corrosion resistant caotings, high temperature refractory coatings, zirconia blanks for dental restoratives

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-3 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

European Coatings Show

IDS - International Dental Show

Certificates

ISO / CE / FDA

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Dr. Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Dr-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

2nd Ceramics Expo

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall

Certificates

ISO 9001-2000

Company Name / address details

LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9574-65432 256

Fax

+49 (0) 9574-65432 617

E-Mail

alumina@lappinsulators-alumina.com

Homepage

www.lappinsulators-alumina.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Private Equity

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 65

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Being a former ceramics and porcelain factory of Siemens, LAPP Insulators Alumina has over 40 years of experience with components made from ceramic materials. Lapp Insulators Alumina GmbH manufactures annually about 300 000 metal-ceramic composites such as thyristors and vacuum interrupters for use in high-vacuum technology (HVDC - High-voltage direct current transmission, vacuum technology). Using primarily aluminum oxide ceramics and various non-ferrous metals, such as OF Cu (oxygen-free copper) or NiCo (nickel-cobalt), soft magnetic alloys; NiFe (nickel iron) or stainless steel (1.4301), as connecting agents. As a material-logical connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced which are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from -150 °C up to + 500 °C. The core competencies in connection technology "Metal-ceramic composite" enables LAPP Insulators Alumina to open up other fields of application. These are in products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), for CO2 lasers and printing of circuit boards. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites. LAPP Insulators Alumina stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications into the fields of:
• Vacuum technology
• Medical technology
• Laser technology
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed ceramics
• FEA – Analysis (Finite Element Analysis)
From single prototypes to series with thousand pieces, we offer our customers a flexible range of production of a mid-sized company.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina

User industries**

accelerators
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
plasma treatment
vacuum technology

Main components

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics, feedthroughs, isolators, metallized ceramics, ceramic-to-metal-assemblies, ceramic vacuum parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIP
dry pressing
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001

Lithoz GmbH

Loomis Products
Kahlefeld GmbH

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Company Name / address details

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)
Augustinerbach 4
52062 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241 / 809 55 34

Fax

+49 (0)241 / 809 2266

E-Mail

info@iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Homepage

www.iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Broeckmann (Head of Institute)

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

Founded by a support association ("Förderverein"), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process - from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.

Production programm

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Company Name / address details

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited
Stephenson Street
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 191 2951010

Fax

+44 (0) 191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ian Denton, Nick Fecitt

Number of Employees

Total: 38

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

IPS Ceramics Ltd
Unit 6 High Carr Business Park
Decade Close
ST5 7UH Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 1782 711 511

Fax

+44 (0) 1782 717 078

E-Mail

enq@ipsceramics.com

Company profile

IPS Ceramics has a long history in manufacturing kiln furniture for the ceramics industry and other industrial heat-treatment applications. Established in its present form in 2009, the company evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise stretching back over 60 years.

Although mostly known for its cordierite kiln furniture, IPS Ceramics also supplies a wide range of high quality technical ceramics for demanding applications. The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite, however recent additions include aluminium nitride, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina.  We can source most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement. Ceramics offer many advantages over alternative materials, particularly at temperatures over 1000°C where oxidation and creep become prevalent for most metals.  If you undertake a high temperature process (such as firing, sintering, incineration, hardening, annealing or other heat treatment) IPS Ceramics has the experience to rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application.

IPS Ceramics collaborates with other quality manufacturers in both Europe and Asia to offer flexibility in production. Our technical ceramics are formed in a variety of ways,  typically by pressing, extrusion, injection moulding or casting, so that components can be designed from the start to meet your needs.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
powder metal
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
optics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
MIM
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Company Name / address details

Jyoti Ceramic GmbH
Frankenstr. 12
90762 Fürth
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 911 78 71 20-85 / -84 / -83

Fax

+49 (0) 911 71 20 82

E-Mail

sales@jyoticeramic.com

Homepage

www.jyoticeramic.com

Ownership

Jyoti Ceramic Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Management

Mr. Raju Merani

Company profile

Jyoti Ceramic Industries is a marketing subsidiary of Jyoti Ceramic Inds. Pvt. Ltd. (India), the pionieers of technical ceramics in India for over 4 decades and today are at par with other world leaders.Well-equipped by way of infrastructure, technical know-how, experience, modern tool room and R & D facilities to manufacture client specific, high precision and complex shape products. Currently Jyoti Ceramic India is exporting 65 % of its production to over 55 countries worldwide. Aluma-Coat, Zircoat, Zirconox, Zircosil and Jyoden are a few of our registered trademarks. In year 2009 Jyoti Ceramic set up a separate Bio-Ceramic Division, for manufacturing of international quality zirconia ceramic dental blanks and restoratives. These blanks are available in white, translucent and now in pre-shaded (coloured) varieties in varied sizes and pattern. Jyoti Ceramic India is planning to further expand its bio-ceramic product range. We shall continue to innovate and discover new ceramic products to deliver to the global market, best in quality yet cost effective soluntions and world-class products.

 

Production programm

Materials*

cordierite
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
steatite
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Main components

tailor-made high precision technical ceramic components, high-temperature pyrometry and multibore tubes, miling media, wear and corrosion resistant caotings, high temperature refractory coatings, zirconia blanks for dental restoratives

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-3 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

European Coatings Show

IDS - International Dental Show

Certificates

ISO / CE / FDA

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Dr. Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Dr-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

2nd Ceramics Expo

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall

Certificates

ISO 9001-2000

Company Name / address details

LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9574-65432 256

Fax

+49 (0) 9574-65432 617

E-Mail

alumina@lappinsulators-alumina.com

Homepage

www.lappinsulators-alumina.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Private Equity

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 65

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Being a former ceramics and porcelain factory of Siemens, LAPP Insulators Alumina has over 40 years of experience with components made from ceramic materials. Lapp Insulators Alumina GmbH manufactures annually about 300 000 metal-ceramic composites such as thyristors and vacuum interrupters for use in high-vacuum technology (HVDC - High-voltage direct current transmission, vacuum technology). Using primarily aluminum oxide ceramics and various non-ferrous metals, such as OF Cu (oxygen-free copper) or NiCo (nickel-cobalt), soft magnetic alloys; NiFe (nickel iron) or stainless steel (1.4301), as connecting agents. As a material-logical connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced which are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from -150 °C up to + 500 °C. The core competencies in connection technology "Metal-ceramic composite" enables LAPP Insulators Alumina to open up other fields of application. These are in products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), for CO2 lasers and printing of circuit boards. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites. LAPP Insulators Alumina stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications into the fields of:
• Vacuum technology
• Medical technology
• Laser technology
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed ceramics
• FEA – Analysis (Finite Element Analysis)
From single prototypes to series with thousand pieces, we offer our customers a flexible range of production of a mid-sized company.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina

User industries**

accelerators
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
plasma treatment
vacuum technology

Main components

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics, feedthroughs, isolators, metallized ceramics, ceramic-to-metal-assemblies, ceramic vacuum parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIP
dry pressing
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001

Company Name / address details

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

Lithoz offers additive manufacturing systems to industry and research and ceramic materials for the production of high-performance ceramics, optimized for 3D-printing. The Lithoz lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM)- process facilitates a tool-free, resource-efficient method of production for high-quality ceramics. LCM technology is a sensible alternative to conventional processes, especially showing its full potential in areas, where such processes reach their limits. It opens up new prospects for industry and research in the construction, production and potential application of high-performance ceramics.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

electrical and thermal insulation
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
rapid prototyping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Loomis Products
Kahlefeld GmbH
Stockwiesen 3
67659 Kaiserslautern
Germany

Contact

Phone

06301-796125

Fax

06301-796126

E-Mail

pia.kahlefeld@loomis-gmbh.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

11 Mio. EUR

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp (President & Managing Director)

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 660°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1650 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 660 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001 – Department of Ceramic Adhesives and Coatings

MicroCeram GmbH

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Company Name / address details

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)
Augustinerbach 4
52062 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241 / 809 55 34

Fax

+49 (0)241 / 809 2266

E-Mail

info@iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Homepage

www.iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Broeckmann (Head of Institute)

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

Founded by a support association ("Förderverein"), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process - from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.

Production programm

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Company Name / address details

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited
Stephenson Street
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 191 2951010

Fax

+44 (0) 191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ian Denton, Nick Fecitt

Number of Employees

Total: 38

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

IPS Ceramics Ltd
Unit 6 High Carr Business Park
Decade Close
ST5 7UH Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 1782 711 511

Fax

+44 (0) 1782 717 078

E-Mail

enq@ipsceramics.com

Company profile

IPS Ceramics has a long history in manufacturing kiln furniture for the ceramics industry and other industrial heat-treatment applications. Established in its present form in 2009, the company evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise stretching back over 60 years.

Although mostly known for its cordierite kiln furniture, IPS Ceramics also supplies a wide range of high quality technical ceramics for demanding applications. The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite, however recent additions include aluminium nitride, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina.  We can source most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement. Ceramics offer many advantages over alternative materials, particularly at temperatures over 1000°C where oxidation and creep become prevalent for most metals.  If you undertake a high temperature process (such as firing, sintering, incineration, hardening, annealing or other heat treatment) IPS Ceramics has the experience to rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application.

IPS Ceramics collaborates with other quality manufacturers in both Europe and Asia to offer flexibility in production. Our technical ceramics are formed in a variety of ways,  typically by pressing, extrusion, injection moulding or casting, so that components can be designed from the start to meet your needs.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
powder metal
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
optics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
MIM
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Company Name / address details

Jyoti Ceramic GmbH
Frankenstr. 12
90762 Fürth
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 911 78 71 20-85 / -84 / -83

Fax

+49 (0) 911 71 20 82

E-Mail

sales@jyoticeramic.com

Homepage

www.jyoticeramic.com

Ownership

Jyoti Ceramic Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Management

Mr. Raju Merani

Company profile

Jyoti Ceramic Industries is a marketing subsidiary of Jyoti Ceramic Inds. Pvt. Ltd. (India), the pionieers of technical ceramics in India for over 4 decades and today are at par with other world leaders.Well-equipped by way of infrastructure, technical know-how, experience, modern tool room and R & D facilities to manufacture client specific, high precision and complex shape products. Currently Jyoti Ceramic India is exporting 65 % of its production to over 55 countries worldwide. Aluma-Coat, Zircoat, Zirconox, Zircosil and Jyoden are a few of our registered trademarks. In year 2009 Jyoti Ceramic set up a separate Bio-Ceramic Division, for manufacturing of international quality zirconia ceramic dental blanks and restoratives. These blanks are available in white, translucent and now in pre-shaded (coloured) varieties in varied sizes and pattern. Jyoti Ceramic India is planning to further expand its bio-ceramic product range. We shall continue to innovate and discover new ceramic products to deliver to the global market, best in quality yet cost effective soluntions and world-class products.

 

Production programm

Materials*

cordierite
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
steatite
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Main components

tailor-made high precision technical ceramic components, high-temperature pyrometry and multibore tubes, miling media, wear and corrosion resistant caotings, high temperature refractory coatings, zirconia blanks for dental restoratives

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-3 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

European Coatings Show

IDS - International Dental Show

Certificates

ISO / CE / FDA

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Dr. Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Dr-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

2nd Ceramics Expo

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall

Certificates

ISO 9001-2000

Company Name / address details

LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9574-65432 256

Fax

+49 (0) 9574-65432 617

E-Mail

alumina@lappinsulators-alumina.com

Homepage

www.lappinsulators-alumina.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Private Equity

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 65

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Being a former ceramics and porcelain factory of Siemens, LAPP Insulators Alumina has over 40 years of experience with components made from ceramic materials. Lapp Insulators Alumina GmbH manufactures annually about 300 000 metal-ceramic composites such as thyristors and vacuum interrupters for use in high-vacuum technology (HVDC - High-voltage direct current transmission, vacuum technology). Using primarily aluminum oxide ceramics and various non-ferrous metals, such as OF Cu (oxygen-free copper) or NiCo (nickel-cobalt), soft magnetic alloys; NiFe (nickel iron) or stainless steel (1.4301), as connecting agents. As a material-logical connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced which are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from -150 °C up to + 500 °C. The core competencies in connection technology "Metal-ceramic composite" enables LAPP Insulators Alumina to open up other fields of application. These are in products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), for CO2 lasers and printing of circuit boards. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites. LAPP Insulators Alumina stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications into the fields of:
• Vacuum technology
• Medical technology
• Laser technology
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed ceramics
• FEA – Analysis (Finite Element Analysis)
From single prototypes to series with thousand pieces, we offer our customers a flexible range of production of a mid-sized company.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina

User industries**

accelerators
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
plasma treatment
vacuum technology

Main components

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics, feedthroughs, isolators, metallized ceramics, ceramic-to-metal-assemblies, ceramic vacuum parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIP
dry pressing
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001

Company Name / address details

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

Lithoz offers additive manufacturing systems to industry and research and ceramic materials for the production of high-performance ceramics, optimized for 3D-printing. The Lithoz lithography-based ceramic manufacturing (LCM)- process facilitates a tool-free, resource-efficient method of production for high-quality ceramics. LCM technology is a sensible alternative to conventional processes, especially showing its full potential in areas, where such processes reach their limits. It opens up new prospects for industry and research in the construction, production and potential application of high-performance ceramics.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

electrical and thermal insulation
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
rapid prototyping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Loomis Products
Kahlefeld GmbH
Stockwiesen 3
67659 Kaiserslautern
Germany

Contact

Phone

06301-796125

Fax

06301-796126

E-Mail

pia.kahlefeld@loomis-gmbh.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH & Co. KG
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

11 Mio. EUR

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp (President & Managing Director)

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 660°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1650 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 660 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001 – Department of Ceramic Adhesives and Coatings

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,5 million

Ownership

Mathias Wilde

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 35 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH
Teplitzer Str. 27
84478 Waldkraiburg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 08638 6004-0

Fax

+49 (0) 08638 6004-41

E-Mail

info@haldenwanger.de

Homepage

www.morgantechnicalceramics.com

Turnover total

30 mio

Ownership

Morgan Crucible

Number of Employees

Total: 220

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its founding in1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has developed into a world-leading manufacturer of advanced ceramics and specializes in the manufacture of custom made tubes, rollers and kiln furniture for the Thermal Processing Industry. We also manufacture porcelain laboratory ware. We have a product range made from oxide and non-oxide ceramic materials. These are used in applications which fully utilise their thermal, chemical and mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
spinel
technical porcelain
zirconia

User industries**

electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting
coating
extrusion
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

user industries

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001, DIN 14001, OHSAS 18001, DIN 50001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

www.nishimuratougyou.co.jp/english/

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 48

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 90 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers.Based on our over 90-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

Patents for materials ISO(retrieving)

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH

OxiMaTec GmbH

Precision Ceramics

Company Name / address details

3DCeram
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges Cedex
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3Dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram offers a complete range of services :

• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing

• manufacturing of technical ceramic with 3D-printer with Ceramaker® Production line

• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Certificates

ISO-certified 9001 (version 2000) / ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
spinel

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Baikowski SAS
1046 route de Chaumontet - BP501
74330 Poisy
France

Contact

Phone

+33.4.50.22.69.02

Fax

+33.4.50.22.28.92

E-Mail

marilyne.hurtado@baikowski.com

Homepage

www.baikowski.com

Ownership

PSB Industries

Number of Employees

Total: 175

Company profile

Baikowski is the worldwide key supplier of tailor-made materials such as fine mineral products, as well as high-purity alumina, spinel, ceria and zirconia based formulations. Through the research and development department and by using pilot and industrial units in France, USA (Charlotte, NC and Malakoff, TX) and Japan, Baikowski uses its long experience and know-how to serve high-tech markets such as: – lighting (YAG for high-power LED, high intensity discharge lamps); – medical (bioceramics, precision optics); – electronic (semiconductors, Li-ion batteries, CMP polishing slurry); – aerospace (CMC); – automotive (car polish, Li-ion batteries, transparent ceramics for armor market); – watches (sapphire tops, ceramic parts). Baikowski, through its processes and industrial expertise, proposes unique and customized solutions for its clients.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
spinel
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
laser technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

ECerS 2017

Ceramics Expo

2nd Ceramics Japan

ICACC

Special Know How

– specificity of our different alumina due to the chemical purity as well as controlled physical and chemical properties: mesoporosity control, crystallographic phases purity, crystallite size optimization, doping control, mixed oxides synthesis, surface chemistry management – high-purity alumina (4N, 5N), special oxides (spinel, doped YAG, ZTA)

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe 2016

CERAMITEC

Hannover Messe

Swisstech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

Boca Bearing Company
1420 Neptune Dr. Suite A
33426 Boynton Beach
United States

Contact

Phone

001 (561) 998-0004

Fax

001 (561) 998-0119

E-Mail

info@bocabearings.com

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

bearings

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing technology (3D-printing).

This offers new design freedom for fully functional ceramic components.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
forsterite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
fast ceramic production
grinding
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Medtec

Certificates

ISO - 9001 / ISO - 14001

Company Name / address details

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED
47 Sipcot Industrial Complex
635 126 Hosur
Tamil Nadu
India

Contact

Phone

+91 (0) 4344-304700

Fax

+91- (0) 4344-276028

E-Mail

enquiryic@cumi.murugappa.com

Homepage

www.cumi-murugappa.com

Turnover total

USD 350 million, USD 35 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

K. Srinivasan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 231

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment and engineered ceramics; provides design and Installation support

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

2nd Ceramics Japan

Indian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia

Market Leadership

metallized ceramic, wear resistant ceramic solutions including lined equipment

Special Know How

ceramic material preparation / processing, metallized ceramics (ceramic-to-metal seals)

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Bastien Droz, President; Hugues Leuzinger, Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 160

In R + D: 9

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Micronora

EPHJ - EPMT - SMT

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators,

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001

Company Name / address details

Ceramdis GmbH
Im Tubental 5
8352 Elsau
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 843 20 00

Fax

+41 44 843 20 01

E-Mail

info@ceramdis.com

Homepage

www.ceramdis.com

Ownership

Private

Management

Urs Siegenthaler

Company profile

Ceramdis, foundet in 1997, offers thermo-formed silicon nitride as round, foil, flat, tube or custom-made profiles especially suitable for economic production of thin and long ceramic components such as blanks for cutting tools, needles and rollers, pins of any kind, axles, capillaries and multi-hole tubes. We also offer standard rods, tubes, foils and flat profiles. Just have a look in our online shop. We offer as well custom-made components in a variety of advanced ceramics. Ceramdis has a long experience in bonding techniques of ceramic-metal assemblies.

Production programm

Materials*

EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metrology
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

EPHJ – EPMT – SMT

Special Know How

Thermoforming and green machining of silicon nitride (CeSinit). Bonding and shrinking.

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

EUR 493 million

Ownership

Cinven

Management

Henri Steinmetz CEO Dominique Janbon CFO Dr. Hadi Saleh COO

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3600 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

POWTECH

Company Name / address details

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV
Poppenbouwing 35
4191 NZ Geldermalsen
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+ 31-(0) 345-58 01 01

E-Mail

ceratec@ceratec.nl

Homepage

www.ceratec.nl

Ceramic division(s)

Ceratec Technical Ceramics BV / Ceratec Ceramic Bearings BV

Ownership

Viwar Holding

Management

K. A. Visser, CEO

Number of Employees

Total: 25

Company profile

Innovative solutions! We are specialized in industrial components constructed from technical ceramics since 1983. Our strength lies in the total formula of problem analysis, development, prototyping and production. Ceratec provides professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We have modern production facilities for processing technical ceramics.

We develop and manufacture technical ceramic products for customer-specified applications. A range of standard ceramic industrial components can be promptly supplied. Production Alongside various processing techniques, special joining techniques are applied for production of composite products made of technical ceramic and metal. The requisite metal-working processes and assembly activities are carried out in-house. Ceratec produce both small and larger series. Throughout the production process, quality control is carried out in our advanced test room. Ceramic on the right spot!

Ceratec Engineering guarantees professional support in the area of material selection, economical design and backup for incorporation of ceramic components. We use technical ceramics for products and components in which the material properties produce distinct added value. For instance, wear problems with metal or plastic components can be a reason for calling on the services of Ceratec Engineering. We have modern CAD systems and measuring instruments for the development and production of ceramic components and composite products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
composites/fibers
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
hard machining
rapid prototyping
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 - 12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Cerpotech
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Norway

Contact

Phone

+46 76 305 9892

E-Mail

andreas.richter@cerpotech.com

Production programm

Company Name / address details

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
14143 Denver West Pkwy., Suite 400
80401 Golden
CO
United States

Contact

Phone

+1 303 271 7100

Fax

+1 303 271 7009

E-Mail

info@coorstek.com

Homepage

www.coorstek.com

Ceramic division(s)

locations worldwide

Ownership

privately owned

Management

John K. Coors, Chairman

Number of Employees

Total: 6000+

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
composites/fibers
cordierite
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
DCC
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

varies by project

Market Leadership

oil & gas, automotive, medical, armour, semiconductor, electronics

Special Know How

plastic overmoulding onto ceramic components, hot isostatic pressing, ultra-pure materials, metallization and custom material development, micromachining of ultra-hard materials

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, OSHA 18001, TS 16949, ISO 14001 : 2004, ISO 50001 : 2011, ASME U, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, TS 16949 : 2009

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

Fax

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-70

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Productronica

Blechexpo

Schweißen & Schneiden

Hannover Messe 2016

Market Leadership

automotive welding and assembly lines

Special Know How

automotive standards for car body construction, production from individual part to large-batch production

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 / FDA

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Homepage

www.elstein.com

Ownership

Elstein Beteiligungs-GmbH

Management

Alexander Steinmetz

Number of Employees

Total: 130

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
surface treatment
thermoforming
vacuum technology

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

HIP `17 – Int. Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing

Euro PM Congress & Exhibition

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu/

Turnover total

EUR 106 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 65 years’ tradition. In half a century, we grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Intersolar

PCIM Europe

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Ferrotec Europe GmbH
Seerosenstraße 1
72669 Unterensingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7022 9270-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7022 9270-1299

E-Mail

ceramics@de.ferrotec.com

Company profile

Innovative Engineering With Advanced Material Science Ferrotec Corporation provides customers with advanced technology solutions that make their products work better, more precisely, and more reliably. Founded in 1980 on a technology core of FerroFluid magnetic liquid and Ferrofluidic® sealing products, our company and our product portfolio have grown to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Ferrotec is a world leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced material, component and assembly solutions used in a broad array of end products, manufacturing systems and industries. Range of Ferrotec Products: Ferrofluid; Ferrofluidic® Vacuum Feedthroughs & Rotary Seals; Electron Beam Vacuum Coating Solutions; Thermoelectric Solutions for Thermal Management; Photovoltaic Wafer Production Systems (CZ puller); Photovoltaic Wafers and Ingots (mono-c and multi-c); Quartz Crucibles for CZ Mono-c Silicon Crystal Pullers; Fabricated Quartzware; Sifusion™ Furnaceware; Fine & Machinable Ceramics; Contract Manufacturing Service. Ferrotec Ceramics Corporation as subsidiary of Ferrotec Corporation offers a broad range of advanced ceramics and machinable ceramics. Our extensive line of materials supports a wide range of application requirements including semiconductor processing equipment, integrated circuit testing, and medical diagnostic systems.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
tape casting
unfired machining
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Micronora

Market Leadership

semiconductor equipment market, wafer inspection equipment market

Special Know How

machinable ceramics: micro-drilling and micro-slitting, high-purity alumina, low thermal expansion ceramics, CTE control

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008 / JIS Q 9001:2008 / ISO 14001:2004 / JIS Q 14001:2004

Company Name / address details

Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe-Glas/Keramik- GmbH

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Production programm

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Werkzeug und Maschinenbau
Papyrerstr. 8
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-8042-91760

Fax

+49-8042-4451

E-Mail

frey-lenggries@t-online.de

Production programm

Company Name / address details

FRIATEC Aktiengesellschaft
Steinzeugstr. 50
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 621 486 18 79

Fax

+ 49 (0) 621 486 25 18 79

E-Mail

info-frialit@friatec.de

Homepage

www.friatec-ceramics.com

Turnover total

184 mio Euro

Ownership

Aliaxis Group

Management

Klaus Wolf

Number of Employees

Total: 1073

In R + D: 74

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, usluating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System for material producers according to rule 97/23/EG, DIN ISO 50001 : 2011

Company Name / address details

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG
Hauptstr. 5
55758 Mörschied
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 6785-99769-10

E-Mail

info@kuhngems.com

Homepage

www.ceramcut.com

Ownership

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH & Co. KG

Management

Susanne Schuler, Sabine Herbert

Number of Employees

Total: 40

Company profile

Gebrüder Kuhn GmbH was founded as cutting factory in 1953 and is for generations successfully working at local market as well as abroad. Since 1999 the company expanded to technical treating of ceramics and glass. The company is focusing on refinishing, precise and high performance in cutting, separating, round grinding of out - and inside diameter, centerless cutting, cutting different profiles, cutting groves and chamfers, ultrasonic drilling, surface grinding and polishing, professional know-how in surface polishing technology.

Production programm

User industries**

household and luxury goods
medical technology
optics
surface treatment
textile

Main components

technical ceramics, services

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
ultrasonic assisted machining

Company Name / address details

Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik
GmbH & Co. KG (GTS)
Koppersstraße 29
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 211-501 929

Fax

+49 (0) 211-501 596

E-Mail

home@gts-keramik.de

Homepage

www.gts-keramik.de

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

When GTS was founded in 1991, the main activity consisted in the production of crucibles by slip casting for dental applications. As a result of intensive development work additional methods of production could be implemented. Targeted investments helped the company to expand which sustainably influenced the further production programme. New markets could be opened up. The investment in public research projects led to new cooperation partners with whom close relationships have been formed. Permanent training of our expert staff promote the innovative development to ensure that GTS continues to be a qualified partner in the industry.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
magnesium oxide
mullite
spinel

User industries**

laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology

Main components

technical ceramics, crucibles, pipes, slabs, special products

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-6 months

Pilot run series

yes

Certificates

DIN EN 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our headquarter is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 35 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered Boron Nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec 2018

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH
Lühbergstraße 2
53945 Blankenheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

Engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics, high temperature insulation, wear protection

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, John van den Akker, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Based on long term experience with ceramic developement, production and product management, hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann and Partner GmbH was founded in 1990 and is serving since that time the industry with ceramic componets which are especially adapted to the applications. In order to fulfil this demand, we have devoloped, often in close cooperation with selected renowned partner companies, several materials per material family. It is also our objective to open up new fields of applications on the basis of innovative materials and ideas, to expand them and to work out satisfying solutions in close cooperation with our customers. Whether developement, prototypes or production are concerned, we are always ready to become active for our clients in all our business segments: advanced or engineering ceramics, high temperature ceramics (refractories and kiln furniture), high temperature insulation, and wear protection.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cermet
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
oil and gas
technical ceramics

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

POWTECH

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves

Company Name / address details

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 25

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has five production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

Ceramics Expo – the Manufacturing Tradeshow for Ceramic Materials and Technologies

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

feedstock development and production technology from oxidic and non-oxidic ceramic powders with optimized shear roll extruders for the ceramic injection moulding process

Certificates

ISO TS 16949, annually certified

Company Name / address details

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A.
No. 13, Parque Tecnologica de Coimbra
3040-570 Antanhol
Portugal

Contact

Phone

+351 2100 58621

E-Mail

info@innovnano-materials.com

Homepage

www.innovnano-materials.com

Number of Employees

Total: 25-50

In R + D: 10-15

Company profile

Innovnano Advanced Materials S.A. - a subsidiary of CUF, one of the largest chemical companies in Europe - is a specialist manufacturer of industrial scale quantities of high quality ready-to-press zirconia-based powders and suspensions. Innovnano can scale-up production to 1000 t/a to meet the rapidly growing demands of industries taking advantage of high performance materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
cermet
partially stabilized zirconia
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
refractories
surface treatment

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIP
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
uniaxial pressing
WIP

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

4th European Symposium and Exhibition on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

92th DKG Annual Meeting and Symposium on High-Performance Ceramics 2017

2nd Ceramics Japan

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

PowderMet

ECerS 2017

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

yttria-stabilised zirconia powders for these and other applications

Special Know How

manufacture of ready-to-press yttria stabilised zirconia powders and stable suspensions for clients producing high performance ceramic components and coatings

Certificates

ISO9001

Company Name / address details

Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and
Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK)
Augustinerbach 4
52062 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241 / 809 55 34

Fax

+49 (0)241 / 809 2266

E-Mail

info@iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Homepage

www.iapk.rwth-aachen.de

Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. C. Broeckmann (Head of Institute)

Number of Employees

Total: 12

Company profile

Founded by a support association ("Förderverein"), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process - from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.

Production programm

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Company Name / address details

International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited
Stephenson Street
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 191 2951010

Fax

+44 (0) 191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ian Denton, Nick Fecitt

Number of Employees

Total: 38

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Limited (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2008

Company Name / address details

IPS Ceramics Ltd
Unit 6 High Carr Business Park
Decade Close
ST5 7UH Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 1782 711 511

Fax

+44 (0) 1782 717 078

E-Mail

enq@ipsceramics.com

Company profile

IPS Ceramics has a long history in manufacturing kiln furniture for the ceramics industry and other industrial heat-treatment applications. Established in its present form in 2009, the company evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise stretching back over 60 years.

Although mostly known for its cordierite kiln furniture, IPS Ceramics also supplies a wide range of high quality technical ceramics for demanding applications. The main technical ceramics in our range are high alumina, silicon carbide and steatite, however recent additions include aluminium nitride, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina.  We can source most technical ceramic materials if you have a particular requirement. Ceramics offer many advantages over alternative materials, particularly at temperatures over 1000°C where oxidation and creep become prevalent for most metals.  If you undertake a high temperature process (such as firing, sintering, incineration, hardening, annealing or other heat treatment) IPS Ceramics has the experience to rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application.

IPS Ceramics collaborates with other quality manufacturers in both Europe and Asia to offer flexibility in production. Our technical ceramics are formed in a variety of ways,  typically by pressing, extrusion, injection moulding or casting, so that components can be designed from the start to meet your needs.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
powder metal
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
optics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printing
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
MIM
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Company Name / address details

Jyoti Ceramic GmbH
Frankenstr. 12
90762 Fürth
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 911 78 71 20-85 / -84 / -83

Fax

+49 (0) 911 71 20 82

E-Mail

sales@jyoticeramic.com

Homepage

www.jyoticeramic.com

Ownership

Jyoti Ceramic Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Management

Mr. Raju Merani

Company profile

Jyoti Ceramic Industries is a marketing subsidiary of Jyoti Ceramic Inds. Pvt. Ltd. (India), the pionieers of technical ceramics in India for over 4 decades and today are at par with other world leaders.Well-equipped by way of infrastructure, technical know-how, experience, modern tool room and R & D facilities to manufacture client specific, high precision and complex shape products. Currently Jyoti Ceramic India is exporting 65 % of its production to over 55 countries worldwide. Aluma-Coat, Zircoat, Zirconox, Zircosil and Jyoden are a few of our registered trademarks. In year 2009 Jyoti Ceramic set up a separate Bio-Ceramic Division, for manufacturing of international quality zirconia ceramic dental blanks and restoratives. These blanks are available in white, translucent and now in pre-shaded (coloured) varieties in varied sizes and pattern. Jyoti Ceramic India is planning to further expand its bio-ceramic product range. We shall continue to innovate and discover new ceramic products to deliver to the global market, best in quality yet cost effective soluntions and world-class products.

 

Production programm

Materials*

cordierite
forsterite
high purity alumina poro