Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Rauschert GmbH
Technical ceramics & Moulded plastic parts

Techceramic-M JSC

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

Rauschert GmbH
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 110 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: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components, sees itself as problem solver for its industrial partners. With 1200 employees at 11 production facilities 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/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/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

Fairs

Ceramics UK

analytica

MedtecLive

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

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 ect. 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
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

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.

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

Rauschert GmbH
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 110 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: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components, sees itself as problem solver for its industrial partners. With 1200 employees at 11 production facilities 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/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/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

Fairs

Ceramics UK

analytica

MedtecLive

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

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 ect. 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
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

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves Refractories, Kiln-Furniture, High Temperature Insulation

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
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
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
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

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

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 134 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

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc

Alpha Ceramics GmbH

Saint-Gobain PERFORMANCE
CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES

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

Rauschert GmbH
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 110 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: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components, sees itself as problem solver for its industrial partners. With 1200 employees at 11 production facilities 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/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/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

Fairs

Ceramics UK

analytica

MedtecLive

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

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 ect. 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
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

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves Refractories, Kiln-Furniture, High Temperature Insulation

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
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
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
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

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

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 134 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

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Alpha Ceramics GmbH
Jülicher Straße 334
52070 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

0241-16003-18

Fax

0241-16003-29

E-Mail

vanloo@alpha-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.alpha-ceramics.de

Turnover total

1,2 M€

Ceramic division(s)

Technical Ceramics, Refractories, Tool Production

Ownership

100% subsidiary of LAEIS GmbH

Number of Employees

Total: 10

In R + D: 2

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina, high purity
alumina, spray dried
ceramic oxide powders
cordierite
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spinel
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
brazing
cutting tools
dental technology
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
furnace and kiln manufacturer
kiln furniture
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting
dry pressing
powder processing
sintering
uniaxial pressing
vacuum forming production

Fairs

Ceramics UK

ceramitec

Special Know How

Uni-axial Dry-pressing under Vacuum Conditions, Production of Cordierite, Mullite / Corundum based and Oxid-ceramic (Al2O3, MgO, ZrO2-Ca,) Kiln Furniture, Tool Production (Spray-Drying, Pressing, Firing), R&D

Company Name / address details

Saint-Gobain PERFORMANCE
CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES
Oeslauer Str. 35
96472 Rödental
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 9563 724-0

Fax

+49 9563 724-206

E-Mail

info@sgik.saint-gobain.de

Homepage

www.ceramicsrefractories.saint-gobain.com

Ownership

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Management

Richard T. Utzschneider

Company profile

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories leads the industry in design, development and production of engineered ceramics and refractory products for extreme operating conditions and high temperature applications. Every product and material is designed to maximize performance and durability while minimizing environmental impact. Our ability to deliver custom-made solutions for every application is further enhanced by our R&D centres, manufacturing plants, sales and application engineering specialists who are positioned strategically accross the globe. Saint-Gobain is an international business group located in 68 countries. It is one of the 100 largest industrial companies in the world and has a leading position in all its strategic business areas.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
specialty and customized materials
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
HIP
isostatic pressing
pressing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Wire & Tube

Macea Ceramica Tecnica Ltda

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

Rauschert GmbH
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 110 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: 1200

Company profile

Rauschert, an independent company with more than 120 years of experience in technical ceramics and plastic components, sees itself as problem solver for its industrial partners. With 1200 employees at 11 production facilities 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/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/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

Fairs

Ceramics UK

analytica

MedtecLive

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

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 ect. 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
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

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

Dr. Steinmann, Jutta Steinmann, Marion Flor, Jürgen Klaes

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

Engineering ceramics ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection Ceramic components for chemical and petrochemical valves Refractories, Kiln-Furniture, High Temperature Insulation

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
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
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
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

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

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 134 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

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Alpha Ceramics GmbH
Jülicher Straße 334
52070 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

0241-16003-18

Fax

0241-16003-29

E-Mail

vanloo@alpha-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.alpha-ceramics.de

Turnover total

1,2 M€

Ceramic division(s)

Technical Ceramics, Refractories, Tool Production

Ownership

100% subsidiary of LAEIS GmbH

Number of Employees

Total: 10

In R + D: 2

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina, high purity
alumina, spray dried
ceramic oxide powders
cordierite
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spinel
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
brazing
cutting tools
dental technology
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
furnace and kiln manufacturer
kiln furniture
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting
dry pressing
powder processing
sintering
uniaxial pressing
vacuum forming production

Fairs

Ceramics UK

ceramitec

Special Know How

Uni-axial Dry-pressing under Vacuum Conditions, Production of Cordierite, Mullite / Corundum based and Oxid-ceramic (Al2O3, MgO, ZrO2-Ca,) Kiln Furniture, Tool Production (Spray-Drying, Pressing, Firing), R&D

Company Name / address details

Saint-Gobain PERFORMANCE
CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES
Oeslauer Str. 35
96472 Rödental
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 9563 724-0

Fax

+49 9563 724-206

E-Mail

info@sgik.saint-gobain.de

Homepage

www.ceramicsrefractories.saint-gobain.com

Ownership

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Management

Richard T. Utzschneider

Company profile

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories leads the industry in design, development and production of engineered ceramics and refractory products for extreme operating conditions and high temperature applications. Every product and material is designed to maximize performance and durability while minimizing environmental impact. Our ability to deliver custom-made solutions for every application is further enhanced by our R&D centres, manufacturing plants, sales and application engineering specialists who are positioned strategically accross the globe. Saint-Gobain is an international business group located in 68 countries. It is one of the 100 largest industrial companies in the world and has a leading position in all its strategic business areas.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
specialty and customized materials
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
HIP
isostatic pressing
pressing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

Macea Ceramica Tecnica Ltda
Rua Engenheiro Prudente, 65
01550-000 Sao Paulo SP
Brazil

Contact

Phone

+55 11 2063 0660

Fax

+55 11 2063 7644

E-Mail

macea@macea.com.br

Homepage

www.macea.com.br

Number of Employees

Total: 40

In R + D: 5

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
graphite
machinable ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
porous ceramics
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
clay industry
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
metal industry
OEM
refractories
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
polishing
pressing
sintering
tape casting
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24 MONTH

Fairs

Wire & Tube

Market Leadership

TEXTILE, PETROCHEMICAL, PUMPS, MECHANICAL SEALS, WEAR RESISTANCE, WIRE INDUSTRY, REFRACTORIES, WELDING INDUSTRY, SUGAR CANE, FIBERGLASS, MACOR AND CERAMIC BALLS; OXYGEN SENSOR AND USER

Special Know How

CIM, DRY PRESSING, ISOSTATIC PRESSING, SLIP CASTING, GRINDING, DEBINDING, SINTERING, SURFACE TREATMENT.

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015