ESK Renamed to 3M Technical Ceramics, a Branch of 3M Deutschland GmbH
Founded in Kempten, Bavaria, in 1922 as Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten (ESK), 3M Technical Ceramics develops and produces technical ceramics and coatings for customers in virtually all industries. On this background, the company has established itself as a world leader in high-performance ceramics. Its long-term success story is based on a wide knowledge of materials, as well as the technical, scientific and use-specific passion for these materials. This know-how has enabled the company to play a key role in the development of high-performance ceramics in the 20th century. The extensive range of materials comprises borides, carbides and nitrides, such as boron carbide, boron nitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride or titanium diboride. The product portfolio consists of ten specialized, application-oriented ceramics, which are used by customers from over 30 industries around the world. These include the automotive and electronics industries, the oil and gas industry, machinery and plant engineering, metallurgy, fluid handling, as well as the military technology. In cooperation with customers and research institutes 3M Technical Ceramics continuously develops innovative product solutions that enable new production processes.