ALUMINA SYSTEMS GmbH
(formerly LAPP Insulators Alumina GmbH)

Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED

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 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

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

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

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

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

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

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: 231

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
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 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

Techceramic-M JSC

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 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

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

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

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

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

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

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: 231

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
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 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

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 Porcelain 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
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
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

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

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

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 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

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

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

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

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

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

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: 231

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
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 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

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 Porcelain 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
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
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

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

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

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

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

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test

QSIL AG

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 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

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

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

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

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

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

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: 231

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
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 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

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 Porcelain 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
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
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

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

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

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

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

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance scientists and engineers from four Fraunhofer institutes (IPK, IWM, HTL and IKTS) have bundled their competence in the field of advanced ceramics. The spectrum of research performed extends along the entire value-added chain, from modeling and simulation through application-oriented development of materials, production processes and machining technologies all the way to component characterization, evaluation and non-destructive testing under application conditions. The AdvanCer activities include the presentation and demonstration of system solutions with high-performance ceramics as well as training, consultancy and transfer services for manufacturers and user companies. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. It undertakes contract research for industry, the service and public sectors. For industrial clients, ready-to-use solutions to technical and organizational problems are devised quickly and at low cost.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
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
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)
refractories
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
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
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

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

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

QSIL AG
Gewerbering 8
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 3677 6415 88

Fax

+49 3677 6415 11

E-Mail

info@qsil.de

Homepage

www.qsil.com

Turnover total

120 Mio. €

Ceramic division(s)

35 Mio. €

Ownership

Private Company

Management

Michael Keitz (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 750

In R + D: 35

Company profile

QSIL is an innovative, international provider of high-performance materials, specialized in the production of quartz glass and advanced technical ceramics and composites. Key markets include the semiconductor, diagnostic, machinery and photovoltaic industries, the light source industry, medical technology and other industrial applications in the chemical, analytical and glass fiber industries. QSIL has a globally diversified customer base. Customers include major companies in Europe, Asia and North America. In 2019 the QSIL Group has generated sales exceeding 120 million Euros with about 750 employees on its payroll. Part of the QSIL Group are the companies QSIL Ceramics GmbH (formerly known as Barat Ceramics GmbH) in Auma, Germany and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH in Rauenstein, Germany. The headquarter of QSIL is based in Ilmenau, Germany.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
aluminum nitride AIN
functional coatings
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
spinel, magnesia
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
cutting tools
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
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
industrial automation
kiln furniture
laser technology
lifescience industry
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
metallization
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
sintering
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
water suspension
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

ACHEMA

Market Leadership

Feedthroughs for X-ray tubes Membranes for sensoring

Special Know How

excellent hardness for armour application wear resistant ceramic for machinery

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Alpha Ceramics GmbH

Macea Ceramica Tecnica Ltda

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 10 Mio

Ceramic division(s)

2

Ownership

management buy out

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

ACHEMA

ceramitec

formnext

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

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

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

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: 231

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
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 : 2008 / ISO 14001 : 2004 / BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007

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 Porcelain 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
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

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
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
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

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

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

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

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

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance scientists and engineers from four Fraunhofer institutes (IPK, IWM, HTL and IKTS) have bundled their competence in the field of advanced ceramics. The spectrum of research performed extends along the entire value-added chain, from modeling and simulation through application-oriented development of materials, production processes and machining technologies all the way to component characterization, evaluation and non-destructive testing under application conditions. The AdvanCer activities include the presentation and demonstration of system solutions with high-performance ceramics as well as training, consultancy and transfer services for manufacturers and user companies. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. It undertakes contract research for industry, the service and public sectors. For industrial clients, ready-to-use solutions to technical and organizational problems are devised quickly and at low cost.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
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
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)
refractories
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
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
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

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

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

QSIL AG
Gewerbering 8
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 3677 6415 88

Fax

+49 3677 6415 11

E-Mail

info@qsil.de

Homepage

www.qsil.com

Turnover total

120 Mio. €

Ceramic division(s)

35 Mio. €

Ownership

Private Company

Management

Michael Keitz (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 750

In R + D: 35

Company profile

QSIL is an innovative, international provider of high-performance materials, specialized in the production of quartz glass and advanced technical ceramics and composites. Key markets include the semiconductor, diagnostic, machinery and photovoltaic industries, the light source industry, medical technology and other industrial applications in the chemical, analytical and glass fiber industries. QSIL has a globally diversified customer base. Customers include major companies in Europe, Asia and North America. In 2019 the QSIL Group has generated sales exceeding 120 million Euros with about 750 employees on its payroll. Part of the QSIL Group are the companies QSIL Ceramics GmbH (formerly known as Barat Ceramics GmbH) in Auma, Germany and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH in Rauenstein, Germany. The headquarter of QSIL is based in Ilmenau, Germany.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
aluminum nitride AIN
functional coatings
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
spinel, magnesia
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
cutting tools
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
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
industrial automation
kiln furniture
laser technology
lifescience industry
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
metallization
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
sintering
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
water suspension
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

ACHEMA

Market Leadership

Feedthroughs for X-ray tubes Membranes for sensoring

Special Know How

excellent hardness for armour application wear resistant ceramic for machinery

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

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

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