CeramTec GmbH

Ceratec
Technical Ceramics BV

RATH GROUP

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

INMATEC Technologies GmbH

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

3DCeram Sinto

METOXIT AG

OxiMaTec GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED

CERAMARET AG

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Thermal Insulation, Acoustic and Fire protection

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.

DOCERAM GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH

Vesta Si Schwenden AB

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH

Precision Ceramics

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Since 1996, TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH is sppecialized in the development, manufacture and processing of end-contour-true shape and complex ceramics components. Production takes place from prototype to series applying green machining, ceramic injection molding (LP-CIM, HP-CIM) and pressing. Starting with body preparation, followed by shaping and thermal treatment through to hard machining, the entire process chain is applied for solving customer-specific problems. Besides development and production of ceramics components, assembly production by means of active soldering becomes more and more important. Hot casting (low-pressure injection) is the core technology for small-sized components in the small- and medium-scale batch production. TKC has over 40 years experience in this field.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Main components

bearings, implants, heat preader, screws, cfucibles, nozzles, wear-resistant parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial 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)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

small complex components in small- and medium-scale batch production

Special Know How

hot casting (low-pressure injection molding), components development

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Almatis GmbH

Lithoz GmbH

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Since 1996, TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH is sppecialized in the development, manufacture and processing of end-contour-true shape and complex ceramics components. Production takes place from prototype to series applying green machining, ceramic injection molding (LP-CIM, HP-CIM) and pressing. Starting with body preparation, followed by shaping and thermal treatment through to hard machining, the entire process chain is applied for solving customer-specific problems. Besides development and production of ceramics components, assembly production by means of active soldering becomes more and more important. Hot casting (low-pressure injection) is the core technology for small-sized components in the small- and medium-scale batch production. TKC has over 40 years experience in this field.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Main components

bearings, implants, heat preader, screws, cfucibles, nozzles, wear-resistant parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial 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)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

small complex components in small- and medium-scale batch production

Special Know How

hot casting (low-pressure injection molding), components development

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

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 500 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1000

Company profile

For more than 100 years, Almatis has refined its expertise in the development, manufacture and supply of alumina and alumina-based materials to become the chosen partner for alumina and high performance solutions. Almatis serves its customers from the largest operational footprint in the industry, with strategically located sales, R&D and manufacturing sites around the world.   

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, calcined
alumina, high purity
alumina, low soda
alumina, reactive
alumina, spray dried
alumina, tabular
cement, high alumina
spinel
spinel, alumina-rich
spinel, magnesia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
battery
CIM
corundum (porous)
cutting tools
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
Increased of thermal conductivity in plastics
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

calcination
crushing
grinding
powder processing
sintering
sizing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Excellence and Innovation, driven by Passion. Almatis leads by focusing on quality products, customer-focused service & support, and reliable supply. As devices continually become smaller and soon may be printed at home, energy comes in the re-chargeable kind, and full-time - real-time connectivity is less a trend than a reality, Almatis aluminas enable the development of next-generation technologies. Across our core & emerging markets, Almatis offers the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, with products that are known to perform consistently, anywhere, anytime, every time.

Special Know How

With more than 100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product port-folio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels, thermal insulating aggregates and others. Across our core markets – refractories, technical ceramics and polishing – our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, nonferrous metal.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 45001

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 is the world market and technology leader for 3D printers, materials and solutions for the industrial production of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics.

The CeraFab printers are based on the LCM technology, which is the industrial standard technology in high-end markets including aerospace, industrial and medical. The AM systems deliver quality, precision and reliability needed in serial production. Customers can benefit from a variety of outstanding materials ranging from alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, silica-based for casting-core applications through medical grade bioceramics.

Lithoz offers application and material development to customers. The company’s long-standing expertise has been a decisive success factor for meeting and exceeding market requirements and developing customer-specific product solutions.

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
piezoceramic components
silicon nitride
technical porcelain
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

additive manufacturing
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab Multi 2M30, CeraFab S65 Medical, Cerafab 7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials
Fiskaaveien 100
NO-4621 Kristiansand
Norway
Norway

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

Elkem is a world-leading provider of silicones, silicon and carbon-based solutions. We have a unique position in the market with full ownership throughout the value chain, from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.

Elkem employs over 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe.

The company has an extensive sales and R&D network that enables us to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions, while contributing to a sustainable future.

Elkem is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and defines sustainability in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact. Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to minimise any negative impact on the environment and society. We do this by complying with relevant public regulations, while simultaneously building a profitable and respected business.

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH

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

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Since 1996, TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH is sppecialized in the development, manufacture and processing of end-contour-true shape and complex ceramics components. Production takes place from prototype to series applying green machining, ceramic injection molding (LP-CIM, HP-CIM) and pressing. Starting with body preparation, followed by shaping and thermal treatment through to hard machining, the entire process chain is applied for solving customer-specific problems. Besides development and production of ceramics components, assembly production by means of active soldering becomes more and more important. Hot casting (low-pressure injection) is the core technology for small-sized components in the small- and medium-scale batch production. TKC has over 40 years experience in this field.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Main components

bearings, implants, heat preader, screws, cfucibles, nozzles, wear-resistant parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial 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)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

small complex components in small- and medium-scale batch production

Special Know How

hot casting (low-pressure injection molding), components development

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

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 500 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1000

Company profile

For more than 100 years, Almatis has refined its expertise in the development, manufacture and supply of alumina and alumina-based materials to become the chosen partner for alumina and high performance solutions. Almatis serves its customers from the largest operational footprint in the industry, with strategically located sales, R&D and manufacturing sites around the world.   

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, calcined
alumina, high purity
alumina, low soda
alumina, reactive
alumina, spray dried
alumina, tabular
cement, high alumina
spinel
spinel, alumina-rich
spinel, magnesia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
battery
CIM
corundum (porous)
cutting tools
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
Increased of thermal conductivity in plastics
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

calcination
crushing
grinding
powder processing
sintering
sizing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Excellence and Innovation, driven by Passion. Almatis leads by focusing on quality products, customer-focused service & support, and reliable supply. As devices continually become smaller and soon may be printed at home, energy comes in the re-chargeable kind, and full-time - real-time connectivity is less a trend than a reality, Almatis aluminas enable the development of next-generation technologies. Across our core & emerging markets, Almatis offers the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, with products that are known to perform consistently, anywhere, anytime, every time.

Special Know How

With more than 100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product port-folio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels, thermal insulating aggregates and others. Across our core markets – refractories, technical ceramics and polishing – our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, nonferrous metal.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 45001

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 is the world market and technology leader for 3D printers, materials and solutions for the industrial production of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics.

The CeraFab printers are based on the LCM technology, which is the industrial standard technology in high-end markets including aerospace, industrial and medical. The AM systems deliver quality, precision and reliability needed in serial production. Customers can benefit from a variety of outstanding materials ranging from alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, silica-based for casting-core applications through medical grade bioceramics.

Lithoz offers application and material development to customers. The company’s long-standing expertise has been a decisive success factor for meeting and exceeding market requirements and developing customer-specific product solutions.

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
piezoceramic components
silicon nitride
technical porcelain
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

additive manufacturing
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab Multi 2M30, CeraFab S65 Medical, Cerafab 7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials
Fiskaaveien 100
NO-4621 Kristiansand
Norway
Norway

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

Elkem is a world-leading provider of silicones, silicon and carbon-based solutions. We have a unique position in the market with full ownership throughout the value chain, from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.

Elkem employs over 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe.

The company has an extensive sales and R&D network that enables us to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions, while contributing to a sustainable future.

Elkem is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and defines sustainability in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact. Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to minimise any negative impact on the environment and society. We do this by complying with relevant public regulations, while simultaneously building a profitable and respected business.

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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 and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
debinding
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
metallization
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

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

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

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
plastic industry
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

Fairs

Hannover Messe

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 worldwide.

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

SCHOTT AG

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Since 1996, TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH is sppecialized in the development, manufacture and processing of end-contour-true shape and complex ceramics components. Production takes place from prototype to series applying green machining, ceramic injection molding (LP-CIM, HP-CIM) and pressing. Starting with body preparation, followed by shaping and thermal treatment through to hard machining, the entire process chain is applied for solving customer-specific problems. Besides development and production of ceramics components, assembly production by means of active soldering becomes more and more important. Hot casting (low-pressure injection) is the core technology for small-sized components in the small- and medium-scale batch production. TKC has over 40 years experience in this field.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Main components

bearings, implants, heat preader, screws, cfucibles, nozzles, wear-resistant parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial 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)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

small complex components in small- and medium-scale batch production

Special Know How

hot casting (low-pressure injection molding), components development

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

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 500 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1000

Company profile

For more than 100 years, Almatis has refined its expertise in the development, manufacture and supply of alumina and alumina-based materials to become the chosen partner for alumina and high performance solutions. Almatis serves its customers from the largest operational footprint in the industry, with strategically located sales, R&D and manufacturing sites around the world.   

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, calcined
alumina, high purity
alumina, low soda
alumina, reactive
alumina, spray dried
alumina, tabular
cement, high alumina
spinel
spinel, alumina-rich
spinel, magnesia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
battery
CIM
corundum (porous)
cutting tools
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
Increased of thermal conductivity in plastics
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

calcination
crushing
grinding
powder processing
sintering
sizing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Excellence and Innovation, driven by Passion. Almatis leads by focusing on quality products, customer-focused service & support, and reliable supply. As devices continually become smaller and soon may be printed at home, energy comes in the re-chargeable kind, and full-time - real-time connectivity is less a trend than a reality, Almatis aluminas enable the development of next-generation technologies. Across our core & emerging markets, Almatis offers the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, with products that are known to perform consistently, anywhere, anytime, every time.

Special Know How

With more than 100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product port-folio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels, thermal insulating aggregates and others. Across our core markets – refractories, technical ceramics and polishing – our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, nonferrous metal.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 45001

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 is the world market and technology leader for 3D printers, materials and solutions for the industrial production of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics.

The CeraFab printers are based on the LCM technology, which is the industrial standard technology in high-end markets including aerospace, industrial and medical. The AM systems deliver quality, precision and reliability needed in serial production. Customers can benefit from a variety of outstanding materials ranging from alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, silica-based for casting-core applications through medical grade bioceramics.

Lithoz offers application and material development to customers. The company’s long-standing expertise has been a decisive success factor for meeting and exceeding market requirements and developing customer-specific product solutions.

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
piezoceramic components
silicon nitride
technical porcelain
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

additive manufacturing
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab Multi 2M30, CeraFab S65 Medical, Cerafab 7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials
Fiskaaveien 100
NO-4621 Kristiansand
Norway
Norway

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

Elkem is a world-leading provider of silicones, silicon and carbon-based solutions. We have a unique position in the market with full ownership throughout the value chain, from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.

Elkem employs over 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe.

The company has an extensive sales and R&D network that enables us to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions, while contributing to a sustainable future.

Elkem is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and defines sustainability in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact. Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to minimise any negative impact on the environment and society. We do this by complying with relevant public regulations, while simultaneously building a profitable and respected business.

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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 and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
debinding
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
metallization
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

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

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

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
plastic industry
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

Fairs

Hannover Messe

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 worldwide.

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK 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

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (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 the UK. 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
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
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 9001:2015

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

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

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 100 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 Advanced Ceramics 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 100-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
coloured zirconia
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
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

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic solutions

User industries**

additive manufacturing
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
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Techceramic-M JSC

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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*

ceramic feedstock based on:
alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

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

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

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**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
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

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Rauschert GmbH & CO KG
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts
Anger 4
96110 Scheßlitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-0

Fax

+49 (0) 9265 - 78-10899

E-Mail

info@rauschert.de

Homepage

www.rauschert.com

Turnover total

EUR 120 million

Ceramic division(s)

Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH; Rauschert Steinbach GmbH; Rauschert Kloster Veilsdorf GmbH; Rauschert k.s. Horni Slavkov; Rauschert Myslakowice spol. z.o.o; Rauschert Portugesa Trajuce Lda; Rauschert Italia s.r. l. (Muggio)

Ownership

private

Management

Mr. R. P. Rauschert; Mr. Dr. R. Metzler

Number of Employees

Total: approx.: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components,is a pioneer for innovative industrial solutions. With 1200 employees at 12 production sites worldwide, Rauschert works in close cooperation with scientific institutions to consistently develop new products for applications in various industrial sectors. With the accumulated know-how in both planning and production of new products, competent customer support is available for every step along the process chain.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
magnesium oxide
mullite
porous ceramics
steatite
stoneware
technical porcelain
titania
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
textile

Main components

ceramic coatings, ceramic heaters, valve and pump components, hybrid components ceramic-plastic-metal, textile ceramics, engineering components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

insulators and housing for electrical engineering, ceramic components for electrical heating, spark igniters and ceramic heating elements, components for textile machineries

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. 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 one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ceramic injection moulding. The company's core competence is the injection moulding of precision components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this context, Kläger offers both individual parts and complete assemblies made of different components and acts as a development partner and system supplier.

Based on a highly integrated value chain - engineering, mould making, injection moulding - Kläger offers project takeover from product development to tool making to the finished series component and its production. Kläger offers a high variety of materials (Al2O3, ZTA-ATZ; ZrO2) and is technically capable of processing all feedstock systems available on the market. A wide range of different debinding and sintering systems offers the most technically and economically sensible processing, depending on the material, number of pieces and component size. The in-house integrated mould service, fully automatic injection moulding systems and permanent quality monitoring guarantee high output quantities with consistent quality, especially in large-scale production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
coloured zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
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
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
mold making
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

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall; engineering; mold-making inhouse; prototypes and small series by - mechanical preparation - additive manufacturing - Injection molding with rapid tools, using any kind of feedstock-system

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015, "Best Component Award Technical Ceramics", 2018, 2. place

Company Name / address details

ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)
Bahnhofstr. 43
96257 Redwitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49-9574-65432250

Fax

+49-9574-65432617

E-Mail

info@alumina.systems

Homepage

www.alumina.systems

Turnover total

EUR 14 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

Management and Advisory Board

Management

Dr.-Ing. Holger Wampers

Number of Employees

Total: 80

In R + D: 8

Company profile

Company profile:
The roots of ALUMINA SYSTEMS go back to the Siemens ceramic plant founded 1942 in Redwitz. ALUMINA Systems is producing ca. 400.000 p. a. ceramic-to-metal-joined integrated systems e.g. for thyristors (HVDC - High-Voltage Direct Current transmission), vacuum interruptors and x-ray systems.
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 connecting technology, both passive and active brazing technique are used. With this, high-strength composites can be produced.They are permanently proof and vacuum-tight in the temperature range from –150 °C up to + 600 °C.
The core competencies in connection technology „Metal-ceramic composite“ enables ALUMINA SYSTEMS to open up other fields of applications. These are products such as vacuum feedthroughs (standard program), systems for CO2 lasers and ceramic batteries. Further experience exist in the bonding and shrinking of metal ceramic composites.
ALUMINA SYSTEMS stands as technology partner in the range of the metal-ceramic adding technology for electrical applications in:
• Vacuum systems
• Medical systems
• Laser systems
• Measuring and sensor engineering
• Energy technology
• 3D-printed of ceramic components
• X-ray systems
• FEA-added Product Development (FEA: Finite Element Analysis).
From single prototypes to serial production, we offer our customers the full range of customized solutions made by a innovative 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
galvanic gold and nickel plating
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

Fairs

ceramitec

ACHEMA Pulse

Market Leadership

thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; ceramic housings for thyristors and diodes, ceramic-to-metal-joined systems TOP-Innovator 2017, prize TOP 100 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place thyristors and diodes for high-performance electronics; brazed ceramic-to-metal-assemblies; TOP-Innovator 2019, prize TOP 100 Innovation Leben Award 2020

Special Know How

3D-printed components made from Al203 (99,99 %), Computer Aided Design engineering techniques by using FEM 3D-printing of ceramic parts, FEA-added product development and design optimization for ceramic and ceramic-to-metal-joined systems

Certificates

DIN 9001; DIN 140001; DIN 500001 Best Component Award Technical Ceramics 2018: 1st Place ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHRIS

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 621/40547-400

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Europe GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.500

Company profile

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH produces components based on customer specificatios and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product di-mensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production speci-alists 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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, insulating tubes, substrates

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, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
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

SINTO group, Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCERAM Sinto offers a complete range of products and services:

• manufacturing of technical ceramics 3D-printed Ceramaker® production line
• manufacturing of on-demand feedstock
• manufacturing of technical ceramics with 3D-printing and services (maintenance, hotline, process impovement, etc.).

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tricalcium phosphate
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
dental technology
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
metal industry
plastic industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning station
kilns

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 to technical ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

OxiMaTec GmbH has been founded in 2005. Its core competence is based on the material and process development know how in combination with machining competence for highly complex geometrical design. OxiMaTec is specialised in the development of tailored materials for new applications. Transformation toughened and platelet reinforced materials based on alumina or zirconia are their speciality. The new zirconia matrix materials show high strength and fracture toughness. Furthermore, these materials do not show the hydrothermal instability as it is well-known for yttria stabilised zirconia. All materials developed within OxiMaTec are manufactured either by pressing/milling methods or by ceramic injection moulding processes. All processing steps are made in house, i. e. material composition as well as the feedstock for injection moulding are made in house with own recipes. The moulds for CIM come from the sister company “Graveurbetrieb Leonhardt”. Finally the ceramic parts are analysed within the analytical laboratory by different methods, including computer tomography investigations. Due to the fact that all materials are composed in house, it belongs to OxiMaTec’s core competences to supply coloured materials and products to watch and jewellery industry. Medical products are mainly based on alumina, zirconia and platelet reinforcement. For fluid technology special ceramic material formulations have been qualified with high temperature resistance, low density, easy to clean and good mechanical properties.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
medical technology

Main components

injection moulded ceramic parts

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

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 380 million, USD 45 million for Industrial Ceramic Division

Ceramic division(s)

CUMI Industrial Ceramics + CUMI Bio-Ceramics

Ownership

M. M. Murugappan

Management

N. Ananthaseshan, Rajesh Khanna, Dr Shyam S. Rao

Number of Employees

Total: 371

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 station
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

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 : 2015, ISO 14001 : 2015, ISO 45001 : 2018, ISO 3834-2 : 2015, EcoVadis CSR Silver Rating

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET AG
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

sales-ch@ceramaret.com

Homepage

www.ceramaret.com

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 300

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites, silicon carbide and silicon nitride) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mould 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. On January 2018, Ceramaret AG acquired MicroCeram in Meißen. The 2 companies now work together under the Ceramaret name and fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
dispensing
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 engineering: implantology
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology
wear- and corrosion-protection

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medi- cal 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 station
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

Hannover Messe

Pittcon

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators precision machining and grinding, polishing

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 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures components from technical ceramics. The company was founded 50 years ago and is a family business that has a lot of expertise in the manufacturing of ceramics.
Ceramic materials:
The ceramic materials produced are a very pure alumina ceramic OK997, direct sintered silicon carbide CARSIC310 and two different types of zirconia qualities, CR105 and CR101. The high-precision ceramic components are used because of their unique mechanical, electrical and thermal properties in many different application areas. Due to the advantages, such as corrosion resistance, wear resistance, electrical and thermal insulation it leads constantly to new applications areas.
Ceramic applications:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH manufactures pump components for the chemical industry, precision components for the pharmaceutical and food industries, especially where the high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance is required. In addition, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH provides insulating components for electrical applications and special design components for mechanical engineering.
Ceramic production:
OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas GmbH produces based on customer specifications and in accordance with their technical requirements. We support our clients in questions of the material, the application and the design. A very high quality is standard; the company is certified according to DIN ISO 9001: 2008. With the help of a very modern pool of machinery and equipment, especially for hard machining and finishing of ceramic components, OXIDKERAMIK J. Cardenas has specialized in complex shapes with very narrow tolerances and a high surface quality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

machine components in high precision, customized products, fast ceramic production

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

Etex Building Performance GmbH
Promat Industry
Scheifenkamp 16
40835 Ratingen
NRW
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 2102-493 0

E-Mail

industry.verkauf@promat.de

Company profile

Promat is the leading reference in thermal and acoustic insulation and fireproofing in a wide range of industries around the world. Our market leadership is based on our engineering competence, a uniquely broad range of products and complete systems, and our full service at every stage of your project. Our range of calcium silicate, microporous and intumescent products, cementitious sprays, insulation wools, refractory materials, lightweight insulation bricks and polymers, can be used separately or combined in an engineered solution that meets the specific requirements of your specific plant and application. Our materials are suitable for heavy industry solutions with application temperatures up to 1800 °C.

With 60 years of experience Promat’s portfolio and engineering services have become synonymous with quality and reliability, offering sustainable solutions that protect lives and assets, enhance comfort, optimise process efficiency, and reduce the loss of space and energy to an absolute minimum. Promat, Industry, is part of Etex Industry. Etex industry is a division of Etex. With 102 factories across 42 countries, Etex manufactures high-quality building products.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
energy technology, power generation
fire-rated assemblies
furnace and kiln manufacturer
insulated appliances
marine and railway
metal industry
oil and gas

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ISH

Special Know How

High Performance Insulation up to 1800 °C, lightweight refractories, microporous materials, calcium silicates, thermal engineering

Certificates

ISO / CE / EN

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 4,0 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 30 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 (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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 station
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

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 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 5
47877 Willich
Germany

Contact

Phone

02154-497 113

E-Mail

Ceramics@schunk-group.com

Homepage

www.schunk-carbontechnology.com

Ownership

SCHUNK Group

Management

Joachim Heym, MD

Number of Employees

Total: 220

Company profile

As a key division of the Schunk Group, Schunk Carbon Technology leverages its international market-leading expertise in the development, manufacture and application of materials and products for the mechanical carbon, electrical carbon, technical ceramics and high temperature application fields.

Schunk Carbon Technology's highly specialized technical ceramics technology portfolio includes ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction, process engineering and ballistic protection.

The Schunk Group, with a global workforce of 8100 employees strategically located in 29 countries across the globe, develops custom-tailored high-technology products and systems solutions in the areas of carbon technology, technical ceramics, environmental simulation, air-conditioning technology, sintered metal and ultrasonic welding.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
mechanical and chemical process engineering

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
grinding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
tape casting
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

1 month - 3 years

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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/en-gb/products/haldenwanger-products/

Ownership

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

Number of Employees

Total: 450

In R + D: 20

Company profile

Since its foundation in 1865, Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH has grown 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 materials. These are used in applications which fully utilize their thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties. We operate production facilities in Germany, the US, and in China.

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

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 10-13 million

Ownership

private

Management

Carlo Verbraeken

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

Company Name / address details

DOCERAM GmbH
Hesslingsweg 65-67
44309 Dortmund
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 231 92 50 25-0

E-Mail

info@doceram.com

Company profile

DOCERAM GmbH is a partner of the industry for innovative components and parts from high-performance ceramics. Extremely heat-resistant, impact resistant, and low-adhesion components will be delivered - from prototypes up to line production – based on aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride, for a material range of components and assemblies. A range of applications includes general mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive industry and its suppliers, welding and forming technology, as well as numerous other industries. DOCERAM GmbH is a development and production partner of major OEMs and medium-sized enterprises. DOCERAM is one subsidiary of the in Dortmund-based MOESCHTER Group which is specialized in high-performance materials. The group has four independent companies under its umbrella: Dotherm, Isocos, Doceram and Doceram Medical Ceramics, each of which develops and markets professional solutions for industrial applications in their specific fields.
Dotherm and Isocos manufacture electrical and thermal insulation using engineering plastics, fibre-plastic composites and state-of-the-art high-tech materials. Doceram Medical Ceramics focuses on dental semi-finished products, develops and produces dental milling blanks under the Nacera brand, from which all-ceramic dental prostheses are manufactured.

Production programm

Materials*

machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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

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

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 / 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

Frey & Co. GmbH
Systems for Powder Metallurgy
Papyrerstr. 12
83661 Lenggries-Fleck
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8042-9176-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8042 9176-51

E-Mail

info@frey-lenggries.de

Homepage

www.frey-lenggries.de

Turnover total

EUR 7-8 million

Ownership

private

Management

Dieter Frey, Dieter Lauber, Christine Rieger

Number of Employees

Total: 38

Company profile

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

isostatic pressing
uniaxial pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
Industriestraße 17a
96524 Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 1,9 Mio. Euro in 2020

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 6

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Welcome to WWS Technische Keramik GmbH
WWS – Technical ceramics of your future

We sinter for you – for an environmentally friendly future. We manufacture technically innovative ceramic components with high precision and quality – unique in its use and sustainable in its consumption. 

Following the restructuring at the turn of the year 2020/2021 WWS Technische Keramik GmbH is now operating as a trading company offering an extended product portfolio to our existing range. You will find the new products on our website shortly. If you are unable to find the desired product on our website please feel free to contact us. Long term we are continuing to maintain and extend our stable range of services competitively.

Please note our new address and phone numbers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
dry pressing
extrusion
glazing
polishing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

4-8 months

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

technical ceramic products in amount of 1 until 100.000 pcs - niche products

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Since 1996, TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH is sppecialized in the development, manufacture and processing of end-contour-true shape and complex ceramics components. Production takes place from prototype to series applying green machining, ceramic injection molding (LP-CIM, HP-CIM) and pressing. Starting with body preparation, followed by shaping and thermal treatment through to hard machining, the entire process chain is applied for solving customer-specific problems. Besides development and production of ceramics components, assembly production by means of active soldering becomes more and more important. Hot casting (low-pressure injection) is the core technology for small-sized components in the small- and medium-scale batch production. TKC has over 40 years experience in this field.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
coloured zirconia
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Main components

bearings, implants, heat preader, screws, cfucibles, nozzles, wear-resistant parts

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial 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)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

small complex components in small- and medium-scale batch production

Special Know How

hot casting (low-pressure injection molding), components development

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

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
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

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 500 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1000

Company profile

For more than 100 years, Almatis has refined its expertise in the development, manufacture and supply of alumina and alumina-based materials to become the chosen partner for alumina and high performance solutions. Almatis serves its customers from the largest operational footprint in the industry, with strategically located sales, R&D and manufacturing sites around the world.   

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, calcined
alumina, high purity
alumina, low soda
alumina, reactive
alumina, spray dried
alumina, tabular
cement, high alumina
spinel
spinel, alumina-rich
spinel, magnesia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
battery
CIM
corundum (porous)
cutting tools
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
Increased of thermal conductivity in plastics
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

calcination
crushing
grinding
powder processing
sintering
sizing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Excellence and Innovation, driven by Passion. Almatis leads by focusing on quality products, customer-focused service & support, and reliable supply. As devices continually become smaller and soon may be printed at home, energy comes in the re-chargeable kind, and full-time - real-time connectivity is less a trend than a reality, Almatis aluminas enable the development of next-generation technologies. Across our core & emerging markets, Almatis offers the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, with products that are known to perform consistently, anywhere, anytime, every time.

Special Know How

With more than 100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product port-folio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels, thermal insulating aggregates and others. Across our core markets – refractories, technical ceramics and polishing – our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, nonferrous metal.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 45001

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 is the world market and technology leader for 3D printers, materials and solutions for the industrial production of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics.

The CeraFab printers are based on the LCM technology, which is the industrial standard technology in high-end markets including aerospace, industrial and medical. The AM systems deliver quality, precision and reliability needed in serial production. Customers can benefit from a variety of outstanding materials ranging from alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, silica-based for casting-core applications through medical grade bioceramics.

Lithoz offers application and material development to customers. The company’s long-standing expertise has been a decisive success factor for meeting and exceeding market requirements and developing customer-specific product solutions.

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
hydroxyapatite
piezoceramic components
silicon nitride
technical porcelain
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

User industries**

additive manufacturing
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
high temperature applications
medical technology
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab Multi 2M30, CeraFab S65 Medical, Cerafab 7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials
Fiskaaveien 100
NO-4621 Kristiansand
Norway
Norway

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

Elkem is a world-leading provider of silicones, silicon and carbon-based solutions. We have a unique position in the market with full ownership throughout the value chain, from quartz to specialty silicones. Elkem also has strong positions in specialty foundry alloys and carbon materials.

Elkem employs over 6,000 people and operates 27 production sites around the globe.

The company has an extensive sales and R&D network that enables us to deliver innovative technologies and market-based solutions, while contributing to a sustainable future.

Elkem is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and defines sustainability in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact. Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to minimise any negative impact on the environment and society. We do this by complying with relevant public regulations, while simultaneously building a profitable and respected business.

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

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 and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
debinding
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
metallization
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

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

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

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
heat treatment
high temperature applications
medical technology
plastic industry
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

Fairs

Hannover Messe

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 worldwide.

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK 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

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (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 the UK. 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
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
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 9001:2015

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

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

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 100 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 Advanced Ceramics 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 100-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
coloured zirconia
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (ATZ)

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
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

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic solutions

User industries**

additive manufacturing
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
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering etc. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics-components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

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
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
refractories
surface treatment
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning station
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 140 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. 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
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

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

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

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 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 43 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
Increased of thermal conductivity in plastics
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

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, ISO 14001

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH

Ceramdis GmbH

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH

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

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

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 3500 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
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) / alumina toughened zirconia (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
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
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
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

ACHEMA Pulse

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

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, Secondary Office at Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven

Ownership

Ceraholding B.V.

Management

Steven Visser (General Manager) , Tim van Kampen, Haske van Zadelhoff

Number of Employees

Total: 35

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

RATH GROUP
Walfischgasse 14
1015 Wien
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (1) 5134427-2110

Fax

+43 (1) 5134427-2178

E-Mail

info@rath-group.com

Homepage

www.rath-group.com

Turnover total

100 Mio. EUR

Management

Alexander Jüttner

Number of Employees

Total: 550

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
battery
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
fillers
foundry
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
oil and gas
photovoltaics
process and production technology
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
thermoforming

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
fast ceramic production
furnace linings/re-linings
green 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)

48

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

ACHEMA Pulse

glasstec

Market Leadership

high temperature insulation up to 1800 degrees

Special Know How

engineering, construction and customized material (own production)

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: 60

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has eight 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.