CeramTec GmbH

METOXIT AG

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LIMITED

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH

CERAMARET SA

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level. Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG

SCHOTT AG

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level. Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Production programm

User industries**

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

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art worldwide.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic materials platform

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Company Name / address details

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

Techceramic-M JSC

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH

grow platform GmbH
CERIX - advanced ceramics - A BOSCH START-UP

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level. Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Production programm

User industries**

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

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art worldwide.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic materials platform

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Company Name / address details

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

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

grow platform GmbH
CERIX - advanced ceramics - A BOSCH START-UP
Albert-Einstein-Strasse 6
87437 Kempten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 831 69726361

Fax

+49 (0) 831 57071598

E-Mail

info@cerix-ceramics.de

Company profile

Bosch is synonymous with quality and precision in the field of high-performance ceramics for the automotive sector. CERIX, the product area ceramic of grow platform GmbH is now tapping into new markets and also offering functional components made of high-tech-ceramics for consumer goods, industrial, electronically and medical engineering markets. Based on a combination of innovative manufacturing technologies and Bosch’s own material systems we develop highly innovative and precise ceramic products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

formnext

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Ceramic grinding discs for fully automated coffee appliances

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 9001

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Treibacher Industrie AG

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level. Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Production programm

User industries**

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

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art worldwide.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic materials platform

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Company Name / address details

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

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

grow platform GmbH
CERIX - advanced ceramics - A BOSCH START-UP
Albert-Einstein-Strasse 6
87437 Kempten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 831 69726361

Fax

+49 (0) 831 57071598

E-Mail

info@cerix-ceramics.de

Company profile

Bosch is synonymous with quality and precision in the field of high-performance ceramics for the automotive sector. CERIX, the product area ceramic of grow platform GmbH is now tapping into new markets and also offering functional components made of high-tech-ceramics for consumer goods, industrial, electronically and medical engineering markets. Based on a combination of innovative manufacturing technologies and Bosch’s own material systems we develop highly innovative and precise ceramic products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

formnext

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Ceramic grinding discs for fully automated coffee appliances

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 9001

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

Treibacher Industrie AG
Auer-von-Welsbach-Str. 1
9330 Althofen
Kärnten
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 42 62 505-417

Fax

+43 (0) 42 62 5058-417

E-Mail

stefan.unterkircher@treibacher.com

Homepage

www.treibacher.com

Number of Employees

Total: 750

Production programm

Materials*

2 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (2YSZ)
3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
4 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (4YSZ)
ceramic oxide powders
monoclinic zirconia
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
specialty and customized materials
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia, colored

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

air plasma spraying
coating
ethanol suspension
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
water suspension

Fairs

IDS

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

Graphite Materials GmbH

Bangerter Microtechnik AG

QSIL AG

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
Stuttgarter Str. 130
71332 Waiblingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)711 811 38177

E-Mail

hightechcomponents@bosch.com

Company profile

Bosch is taking high-performance ceramics to the next level. Bosch combines 100 years of experience in ceramic applications for the automotive industry with new additive manufacturing and metallization technology. This offers new design freedom for ceramic components as well as the opportunity to create smart components with integrated electrical functionality.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
lifescience industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Elstein-Werk M. Steinmetz GmbH & Co. KG
Stettiner Straße 14
37154 Northeim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 5551 983 0

Fax

+49 (0) 5551 983 61

E-Mail

info@elstein.com

Production programm

User industries**

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

Main components

Ceramic Infrared Heater.

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
hot pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

Elstein was founded in 1950 in Germany as the specialist factory for ceramic infrared heaters. We are the inventor of ceramic infrared heaters and develop and produce the same. Our products determine the state-of-the-art worldwide.

Special Know How

Our products have the highest possible quality level, longest lifetime, highest energy efficiency, reliability and safety. This means interruption-free production processes as well as low running costs.

Certificates

CE, UL, VDE

Company Name / address details

SCHOTT AG
Hattenbergstr. 10
55122 Mainz
Germany

Contact

Phone

06131-66-3853

E-Mail

roberto.perez-castro@schott.com

Homepage

www.schott.com/nextrema

Turnover total

2.2 billion euros

Ceramic division(s)

SCHOTT NEXTREMAᴿ

Number of Employees

Total: 16,200

Company profile

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.

Production programm

Materials*

glass-ceramic materials platform

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

coating
grinding cut-to-size

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Company Name / address details

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

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

grow platform GmbH
CERIX - advanced ceramics - A BOSCH START-UP
Albert-Einstein-Strasse 6
87437 Kempten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 831 69726361

Fax

+49 (0) 831 57071598

E-Mail

info@cerix-ceramics.de

Company profile

Bosch is synonymous with quality and precision in the field of high-performance ceramics for the automotive sector. CERIX, the product area ceramic of grow platform GmbH is now tapping into new markets and also offering functional components made of high-tech-ceramics for consumer goods, industrial, electronically and medical engineering markets. Based on a combination of innovative manufacturing technologies and Bosch’s own material systems we develop highly innovative and precise ceramic products.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
functional coatings
partially stabilized zirconia
tricalcium phosphate
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

formnext

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

Ceramic grinding discs for fully automated coffee appliances

Special Know How

CIM and 3D-printing

Certificates

ISO 9001

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

Treibacher Industrie AG
Auer-von-Welsbach-Str. 1
9330 Althofen
Kärnten
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 42 62 505-417

Fax

+43 (0) 42 62 5058-417

E-Mail

stefan.unterkircher@treibacher.com

Homepage

www.treibacher.com

Number of Employees

Total: 750

Production programm

Materials*

2 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (2YSZ)
3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
4 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (4YSZ)
ceramic oxide powders
monoclinic zirconia
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
specialty and customized materials
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia, colored

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

air plasma spraying
coating
ethanol suspension
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
water suspension

Fairs

IDS

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

Graphite Materials GmbH
Rothenburger Str. 76
90522 Oberasbach
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 911 999 0103-0

Fax

+49 911 999 0103-50

E-Mail

info@graphite-materials.com

Homepage

www.graphite-materials.com

Ownership

family-owned

Number of Employees

Total: 40

In R + D: 4

Company profile

Quality in every fiber Graphite Materials is your reliable partner for system solutions made of carbon for high-temperature applications. Expertise, practical relevance and quality all come together at our location in Oberasbach near Nuremberg and flow into the production of premium products for use by your organization. From the idea to the finished component For the employees of Graphite Materials, this is more than just a company motto. It's their purpose. Their mission. To always find the best solution for the customer. Whether simulation-controlled engineering for the manufacture of customized components or servicing heating chambers. Passionate about graphite – for nearly 20 years Dr.-Ing. Rolf Terjung founded Graphite Materials in 2000. Since then, the company has focused on special graphite and its diverse application possibilities in industry. Graphite Materials is now firmly established in the areas materials engineering, design and manufacture. Everything from one stop Graphite Materials offers everything for your high-temperature application from one stop. Our 42 employees are here to advise you. They test and develop materials, and design, adapt and manufacture high-quality components. They utilize the positive properties of graphite, CFC (carbon fiber carbon composite) and felt.

Graphite Materials offers you:

–  Processing and manufacture: components made of graphite, CFC, hard and soft felts

–  Project support from the idea to the finished component: materials engineering, design and manufacture

–  Simulation: mechanical and thermal analyses (FEM)

–  Furnace insulation: soft and hard felt insulation, sandwich components and cylinder designs

–  Servicing of heating chambers with spare parts

–  service taking high-performance ceramics to the next level.

 

Production programm

Materials*

composites/fibers
graphite
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
heat treatment
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
surface treatment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
cleaning
coating
grinding
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

System Solutions for high-temperature applications

Special Know How

Graphite and Carbon fiber reinforced carbon (CFC)

Certificates

ISO 14001:2015 ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Bern
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Homepage

www.bangerter.com

Number of Employees

Total: 130

In R + D: 12

Company profile

Bangerter manufactures components for many different industries: from mechanical engineering and tool making to textile and semiconductor technology to the automotive and aviation industries. Due to the bio-compatibility and high wear resistance, ceramics are ideal materials for many applications in medical technology. Bangerter supplies the most reputable watchmakers of the world with precision components made of ceramics for cases and other integral parts.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, high purity
cermet
high purity alumina porous ceramics
magnesium oxide
piezoceramic components
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
fluid technology
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
bonding
coating
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
white and green body processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

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