CeramTec GmbH

KYOCERA Fineceramics 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

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

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

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Sedal Ceramics (Sedal Group)

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

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

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

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

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

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Sedal Ceramics (Sedal Group)
C/ De la Quimica, 2-12
8740 Sant Andreu de la Barca
Spain

Contact

Phone

+34 93680 3300

Fax

+34 93 680 3303

E-Mail

j.vega@sedal.com

Company profile

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors. It is a worldwide operating ceramic components provider with customers in 4 continents and within its facilities is producing millions of pieces complying with the highest international quality standards. The long term cooperation with companies around the globe is the key of our success, with a strong focus on becoming your preferred partner. Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture. Starting from raw material, our fully integrated manufacturing process and state-of-the-art facilities guarantee the best results to the most demanding customers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
OEM
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
dry pressing
finishing
hard machining
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors.

Special Know How

Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001,ROHS compliant, REACH compliant, NSF, WRAS approved and KTW.

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

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

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

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

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Sedal Ceramics (Sedal Group)
C/ De la Quimica, 2-12
8740 Sant Andreu de la Barca
Spain

Contact

Phone

+34 93680 3300

Fax

+34 93 680 3303

E-Mail

j.vega@sedal.com

Company profile

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors. It is a worldwide operating ceramic components provider with customers in 4 continents and within its facilities is producing millions of pieces complying with the highest international quality standards. The long term cooperation with companies around the globe is the key of our success, with a strong focus on becoming your preferred partner. Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture. Starting from raw material, our fully integrated manufacturing process and state-of-the-art facilities guarantee the best results to the most demanding customers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
OEM
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
dry pressing
finishing
hard machining
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors.

Special Know How

Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001,ROHS compliant, REACH compliant, NSF, WRAS approved and KTW.

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test

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

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

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

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Sedal Ceramics (Sedal Group)
C/ De la Quimica, 2-12
8740 Sant Andreu de la Barca
Spain

Contact

Phone

+34 93680 3300

Fax

+34 93 680 3303

E-Mail

j.vega@sedal.com

Company profile

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors. It is a worldwide operating ceramic components provider with customers in 4 continents and within its facilities is producing millions of pieces complying with the highest international quality standards. The long term cooperation with companies around the globe is the key of our success, with a strong focus on becoming your preferred partner. Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture. Starting from raw material, our fully integrated manufacturing process and state-of-the-art facilities guarantee the best results to the most demanding customers.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
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
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
OEM
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
dry pressing
finishing
hard machining
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Market Leadership

Sedal Ceramics is the TECHNICAL CERAMICS division of Sedal Group. The company is focused on the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic components for electronics, energy and automotive, as well as for the industrial machinery, chemical, food industry and sanitary sectors.

Special Know How

Taking advantage of decades manufacturing experience and as a result of our R&D activity, Sedal Ceramics has developed, in addition to other materials, SEDALOX, our own alumina composition with Nano Shelter Technology, which offers outstanding performance to every single product we manufacture.

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001,ROHS compliant, REACH compliant, NSF, WRAS approved and KTW.

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

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

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

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

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

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

QSIL AG
Gewerbering 8
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 3677 6415 88

Fax

+49 3677 6415 11

E-Mail

info@qsil.de

Homepage

www.qsil.com

Turnover total

120 Mio. €

Ceramic division(s)

35 Mio. €

Ownership

Private Company

Management

Michael Keitz (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 750

In R + D: 35

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
cutting tools
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
industrial automation
kiln furniture
laser technology
lifescience industry
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

ACHEMA

Market Leadership

Feedthroughs for X-ray tubes Membranes for sensoring

Special Know How

excellent hardness for armour application wear resistant ceramic for machinery

Certificates

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