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, whom 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 value-added 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-to-spray, and ready-to-print materials.