Engineered Materials for High-End Applications

Treibacher Industrie AG is a leading Austrian chemical and metallurgical
enterprise. It was founded in 1898 by the famous scientist
Carl Auer von Welsbach, who discovered four rare-earth elements:
neodymium, praseodymium, ytterbium, and lutetium. He also
invented the famous gas mantle light in 1885, which brought first
streetlight to many cities around the world. Treibacher has its HQ
in Althofen, southern Austria, and is a highly diversified developer
and manufacturer of advanced materials. Treibacher lives under
the banners “innovation is our tradition” and “we engineer
materials for a sustainable future”. The company employs around
900 people and has sales, depending on metal prices, in the range
of EUR 500 million per year. Key foreign markets such as Japan,
China, and the USA are served via local subsidiary offices. One of
Treibacher’s upcoming divisions is Advanced Ceramic Materials.
The focus here is in the development and production of high valueadded
products for critical performance applications such as biomedical
implants, dental restorations, thermal and environmental
barrier coatings, and titanium investment casting. The material
basis is predominantly rare-earths, yttria, stabilised zirconias, and
vacuum carbides and borides. As well as fine powder raw
materials, the product portfolio includes ready-to-press, ready-tospray,
and ready-to-print materials. Jon Dodge (JD), Managing
Director of Advanced Ceramic Materials, kindly agreed to give us
some insights into the company’s activities and strategy as it
pertains to high performance ceramics.


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