METOXIT AG

CeramTec GmbH

MicroCeram GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH

3DCeram Sinto

OxiMaTec GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Almatis GmbH

Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH

CERAMARET SA

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

SCHOTT AG

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

Lithoz GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Techceramic-M JSC

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH

hightech ceram Dr. Steinmann + Partner GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 40 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered boron nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 million (2018)

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp, Owner and Managing Director; Manfred Herweg, Managing Director Sales/Production/Technics

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 560°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyCom® accessories: Accessories for connection of electric heating elements made of molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1550 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 560 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

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

Morgan Advanced Materials
Haldenwanger GmbH

VOGT GmbH

Precision Ceramics

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 40 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered boron nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 million (2018)

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp, Owner and Managing Director; Manfred Herweg, Managing Director Sales/Production/Technics

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 560°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyCom® accessories: Accessories for connection of electric heating elements made of molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1550 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 560 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

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

Company Name / address details

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

VOGT GmbH
Ottensooser Straße 52
91239 Henfenfeld
Germany

Contact

Phone

09151-90750

E-Mail

info@vogt-ceramic.de

Homepage

www.vogt-ceramic.de

Ownership

100 % by Gerald Vogt

Management

Dipl.Ing. (FH) Gerald Vogt

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

VOGT is a medium-sized family-owned company founded in 1981, based on long term experience with ceramic development, production and product management. VOGT employs today more than 50 persons. As a result, the company is more flexible and can fulfill both special orders in a small number of products as well as millions of units. The smallest, yet precisely manufactured ceramic VOGT component was a bearing bush of only 1 mm x 1 mm. The pressure measuring cells made of aluminium oxide, developed and produced by VOGT, are slightly bigger. The list of applications using VOGT ceramic components successfully is much more extensive and comprises isolators for braking resistors for CNC machines or wind power plants to sealing discs for gasoline pumps towards nozzles for powder spray equipment and tubes for ignition electrodes. The well-coordinated team of Gerald Vogt had so far always a good solution for every special requirement.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
cordierite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

dry pressing, grinding, glazing, assembly

Certificates

DIN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Formatec Ceramics bv

Elkem ASA, Silicon Materials

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

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 40 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered boron nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 million (2018)

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp, Owner and Managing Director; Manfred Herweg, Managing Director Sales/Production/Technics

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 560°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyCom® accessories: Accessories for connection of electric heating elements made of molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1550 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 560 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

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

Company Name / address details

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

VOGT GmbH
Ottensooser Straße 52
91239 Henfenfeld
Germany

Contact

Phone

09151-90750

E-Mail

info@vogt-ceramic.de

Homepage

www.vogt-ceramic.de

Ownership

100 % by Gerald Vogt

Management

Dipl.Ing. (FH) Gerald Vogt

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

VOGT is a medium-sized family-owned company founded in 1981, based on long term experience with ceramic development, production and product management. VOGT employs today more than 50 persons. As a result, the company is more flexible and can fulfill both special orders in a small number of products as well as millions of units. The smallest, yet precisely manufactured ceramic VOGT component was a bearing bush of only 1 mm x 1 mm. The pressure measuring cells made of aluminium oxide, developed and produced by VOGT, are slightly bigger. The list of applications using VOGT ceramic components successfully is much more extensive and comprises isolators for braking resistors for CNC machines or wind power plants to sealing discs for gasoline pumps towards nozzles for powder spray equipment and tubes for ignition electrodes. The well-coordinated team of Gerald Vogt had so far always a good solution for every special requirement.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
cordierite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

dry pressing, grinding, glazing, assembly

Certificates

DIN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Formatec Ceramics bv
Nobelstr. 16
5051 DV Goirle
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+31 (0)13 530 80 80

Fax

+31 (0)13 530 80 90

E-Mail

info@formatec.nl

Homepage

www.formatec.nl

Ownership

share holders

Management

J. Bult

Number of Employees

Total: 21

In R + D: 1,5

Company profile

FORMATEC is an innovative producer of complex shaped precision parts for high end applications in demanding markets like automotive, aerospace, medical, luxury and sensorics.

The need for excellent product properties, dimensional accuracy and repeatability and finishing quality is inherent to these industries, which are our specialties. 

FORMATEC creates parts starting with metallic or ceramic powder, shaping them by Additive Manufacturing and Powder Injection Molding (CIM and MIM). This combination of production technologies enables in-house production services from a single piece to support product development to large scale series.

With ceramics it is possible to produce highly wear, temperature, and electrical resistant products that are chemically inert too. This combined with the materials’ extreme hardness, ceramics provide a durability that outlasts that of precious metals over time. An additional benefit is the possibility of grinding and polishing ceramics, resulting in an ultra-smooth, high gloss finish, adding value to the look of exclusivity.

The metallic parts that we offer are for high-demanding applications with an excellent combination of high strength and better overall resistance to corrosion. These properties are ideal for maritime, automotive and medical industries.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
steatite
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
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
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-4 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

large parts in high gloss, high complexity parts for technical applications

Special Know How

material development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

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

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

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

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

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

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

Graphite Materials GmbH

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc

Saphirwerk AG

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 40 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered boron nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 million (2018)

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp, Owner and Managing Director; Manfred Herweg, Managing Director Sales/Production/Technics

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 560°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyCom® accessories: Accessories for connection of electric heating elements made of molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1550 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 560 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

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

Company Name / address details

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

VOGT GmbH
Ottensooser Straße 52
91239 Henfenfeld
Germany

Contact

Phone

09151-90750

E-Mail

info@vogt-ceramic.de

Homepage

www.vogt-ceramic.de

Ownership

100 % by Gerald Vogt

Management

Dipl.Ing. (FH) Gerald Vogt

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

VOGT is a medium-sized family-owned company founded in 1981, based on long term experience with ceramic development, production and product management. VOGT employs today more than 50 persons. As a result, the company is more flexible and can fulfill both special orders in a small number of products as well as millions of units. The smallest, yet precisely manufactured ceramic VOGT component was a bearing bush of only 1 mm x 1 mm. The pressure measuring cells made of aluminium oxide, developed and produced by VOGT, are slightly bigger. The list of applications using VOGT ceramic components successfully is much more extensive and comprises isolators for braking resistors for CNC machines or wind power plants to sealing discs for gasoline pumps towards nozzles for powder spray equipment and tubes for ignition electrodes. The well-coordinated team of Gerald Vogt had so far always a good solution for every special requirement.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
cordierite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

dry pressing, grinding, glazing, assembly

Certificates

DIN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Formatec Ceramics bv
Nobelstr. 16
5051 DV Goirle
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+31 (0)13 530 80 80

Fax

+31 (0)13 530 80 90

E-Mail

info@formatec.nl

Homepage

www.formatec.nl

Ownership

share holders

Management

J. Bult

Number of Employees

Total: 21

In R + D: 1,5

Company profile

FORMATEC is an innovative producer of complex shaped precision parts for high end applications in demanding markets like automotive, aerospace, medical, luxury and sensorics.

The need for excellent product properties, dimensional accuracy and repeatability and finishing quality is inherent to these industries, which are our specialties. 

FORMATEC creates parts starting with metallic or ceramic powder, shaping them by Additive Manufacturing and Powder Injection Molding (CIM and MIM). This combination of production technologies enables in-house production services from a single piece to support product development to large scale series.

With ceramics it is possible to produce highly wear, temperature, and electrical resistant products that are chemically inert too. This combined with the materials’ extreme hardness, ceramics provide a durability that outlasts that of precious metals over time. An additional benefit is the possibility of grinding and polishing ceramics, resulting in an ultra-smooth, high gloss finish, adding value to the look of exclusivity.

The metallic parts that we offer are for high-demanding applications with an excellent combination of high strength and better overall resistance to corrosion. These properties are ideal for maritime, automotive and medical industries.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
steatite
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
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
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-4 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

large parts in high gloss, high complexity parts for technical applications

Special Know How

material development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

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

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

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

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

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

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

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

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

Saphirwerk AG
Erlenstrasse 36
2555 Brügg / Biel
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+ 41 32 374 25 85

Fax

+41 32 374 25 99

E-Mail

info@saphirwerk.com

Homepage

www.saphirwerk.com

Ownership

AGZ Holding, Horw, Switzerland

Number of Employees

Total: 75

In R + D: 4

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
cleaning
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
lapping
micromachining
polishing

Product development Partnerships

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

precision balls, stylies, aritfacts for calibration, check valves, pistons, watch parts in saphire

Special Know How

high precision balls in different ceramics, high precision pistons, cylinders, valves

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015 ISO 17025

Vesta Si Schwenden AB

Bakony Technical Ceramics Ltd.

ESK-SIC GmbH

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Kläger Spritzguß GmbH & Co. KG
Hochgerichtstr. 33
72280 Dornstetten
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-0

Fax

+ 49 (0)7443-9633-88

E-Mail

info@klaeger.de

Homepage

www.klaeger.de

Ownership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger

Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Kläger; ppa. Hardy Schelkus (Plant Manager); ppa. Jens Graf (Director Sales & Marketing)

Number of Employees

Total: > 100

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Kläger is an independent company, managed by the owner with approx. 100 employees. The core competence of our company is the precision injection moulding of components made of technical ceramics and plastics. In this field, Kläger performs the dual role of development partner and system supplier. Due to our inhouse competence and the close cooperation with scientific institutions and partners, we are developing and manufacturing new products as innovative solutions for our customers. Based on a highly-integrated value-added chain – engineering, mould-building, injection moulding - Kläger is able to offer a service that extends from design concept to product development and through to tool-building and the completed series production component, retaining full responsibility or ‘ownership’ from taking on the project through to volume production. From a portfolio of more than 300 materials, Kläger develops and produces innovative, high-quality injection moulding products made of technical ceramics and/or plastics as well as system solutions employing composite materials.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
high purity alumina porous ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
automotive: electromobility
automotive: electronic circuits
automotive: exhaust train
automotive: flowcontrol
chemicals: tablet production
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
measuring systems: thermal measurements
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical engineering: implantology
medical technology
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6 - 36 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Special Know How

production of all comercial available compounds possible; own material development; system solutions out of ceramic, plastic and metall, Prototypes by Injection molding with Rapid Tools, using any kind of Feedstock-System (serial material), Engineering, Mold making inhouse.

Certificates

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

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

INMATEC Technologies GmbH
Heerstrassenbenden 10
53359 Rheinbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 9087-0

Fax

+ 49 (0) 2226 - 908710

E-Mail

info@inmatec-gmbh.com

Homepage

www.inmatec-gmbh.com

Ownership

GmbH

Management

Dr. Moritz v. Witzleben, General Management

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 7

Company profile

INMATEC Technologies GmbH produces and develops ceramic feedstocks to be applied to ceramic injection moulding. The company has six production units in one plant. The feedstocks are processed on production units called shear roll extruders which are equipped with a special wear-resistant coating. Utmost cleanliness is required during ceramic feedstock production; a thorough quality control ensures the consistent high quality of the feedstocks produced.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
ferrites
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porcelain
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
titania
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
refractories
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
extrusion
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

up to 3 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015, annually certified

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

TKC - Technische Keramik GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521-7186730

Fax

+49 (0) 3521-718673-40

E-Mail

post@tkc-keramik.de

Homepage

www.tkc-keramik.de

Management

Dipl.-Ing. Aaron Makrlik

Number of Employees

Total: 26

In R + D: 4

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
cordierite
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

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

Main components

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

different (1-3 years)

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 / ISO 13485

Company Name / address details

3DCeram Sinto
27 rue du Petit Theil
87280 Limoges
France

Contact

Phone

+33 (0) 555 04 10 90

Fax

+33 (0) 555 42 61 55

E-Mail

info@3Dceram.com

Homepage

www.3dceram.com

Ownership

Richard Gaignon, Christophe Chaput

Company profile

3DCeram Sinto constantly innovates following is motto « From lab to mass production » and offers a range of 3D printers with building platform going from 100x100x150 mm (C100 EASY) to 600x600x300 mm (C3600 ULTIMATE), the biggest building platform on the market for technical ceramics ! The whole range of printers, C100, C900 and C3600, offers the same interface and the parameters are identical, this allows an optimal interaction between user and printer. This strategy enables customers to acquire the 3D printing codes by standardizing them across the range. A way to make it easier for industries to think additive manufacturing as a new and reliable technology for mass production and make the leap. As process provider, 3DCeram stands by its customers, and develops new mix formulas as Silicon Nitride, Aluminum Nitride and other technical ceramics with high performance properties or « on-demand » mix for customers and their specific uses.

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D printers
3D-printing
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
fast ceramic production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography applied to ceramics

Special Know How

additive manufacturing, laser stereolithography to technical ceramics

Certificates

ISO 13485 (version 2004)

Company Name / address details

OxiMaTec GmbH
Ostring 18
73269 Hochdorf
Baden-Württemberg
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 61318-0

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 61318-9

E-Mail

info@oximatec.de

Homepage

www.oximatec.de

Ownership

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Management

Dr. Wolfgang Burger

Number of Employees

Total: 5

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
EDM machinable ceramic material
high purity alumina porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
CIM
DCC
grinding
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia

Special Know How

material development with tailored properties

Company Name / address details

Almatis GmbH
Lyoner Str. 9
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Phone

069-957341-0

Fax

069-957341-13

E-Mail

info@almatis.com

Homepage

www.almatis.com

Turnover total

USD 550 million

Number of Employees

Total: 1100

Company profile

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise, Almatis is the world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products. As a fully integrated, global alumina producer, Almatis serves its customers with 1,100 employees from 16 strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
powder processing
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

Almatis offers the most comprehensive alumina product portfolio in the industry, including: tabular aluminas, calcined and reactive aluminas, polishing aluminas, calcium aluminate cements, brown sintered alumina, spinels and others. Across our core markets—refractories, ceramics and polishing - our products are used in a wide variety of industries including ceramic, automotive, polishing and electronics, iron and steel, cement, non-ferrous metal.

Special Know How

100 years of expertise in development, manufacture and supply of premium specialty aluminas and alumina-based products

Certificates

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001

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

International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd
Stephenson Street
Wallsend
NE28 6TT, UK Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44(0)191 2951010

Fax

+44(0)191 2633847

E-Mail

enquiries@syalons.com

Homepage

www.syalons.com

Management

Ben Melrose, Mick Bell

Number of Employees

Total: 39

In R + D: 4

Company profile

With nearly forty years experience in the production and development of advanced engineering ceramics, International Syalons (Newcastle) Ltd (ISN) are experts in the field. We are based in the North East of England and are the UK's leading manufacturer of syalon and silicon nitride based ceramic products and powders in the UK. In addition we can offer a range of advanced engineering ceramic solutions such as alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide and can offer a complete solution to your advanced ceramic requirement.
Syalons are advanced silicon nitride based ceramics and are amongst the strongest and most durable ceramic materials known. Their outstanding properties allow them to compete with other engineering ceramics and refractories such as zirconia (ZrO2), alumina (Al2O3) and silicon carbide (SiC) in many diverse industrial applications. Syalons, also known as SiAlONs, were the world's first commercially available advanced ceramic alloys.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
EDM machinable ceramic material
partially stabilized zirconia
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
bonding
casting
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
finishing
grinding
hard machining
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

silicon nitride based advanced ceramics, aluminium foundry, automotive welding, oil and gas

Special Know How

silicon nitride based sialon materials

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)36764/72840

Fax

+49 (0)36764/72843

E-Mail

info@wws-keramik.de

Homepage

www.wws-keramik.de

Turnover total

ca. 2,4 Mio. Euro in 2018

Ceramic division(s)

technical ceramics

Ownership

private

Management

Dipl.-Kfm. Holger Kuhna, Michael Müller

Number of Employees

Total: 35

In R + D: 3

Company profile

WWS Technische Keramik GmbH combines tradition and innovation - We develop and consequently form, extrude, dry press and sinter almost anything. It ranges from technical ceramic products for the low voltage industry over ceramic tubes and rods to terminal blocks and clamp board connections. Our mechanical processes include cutting, drilling, filing, milling, turning – as needed we glaze your order – Made in Germany. We take pride in being a modern and innovative company with awareness for environmentally friendly ceramic components. We believe in sustainability and have been manufacturing high quality technical ceramics for small as well as larger size production quantities in the industrial area of Föritztal OT Neuhaus-Schierschnitz in the district of Sonneberg for over 100 years. Daily we use our collective knowledge to meet the high demands of the industry and when required satisfy individual and unique customer requests. We combine tradition and innovation - the expert knowledge of our 40 employees has developed over decades and is the foundation of WWS Technische Keramik GmbH today.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
mullite
porcelain
steatite
technical porcelain

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-12 months

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ICACC

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015 QuB, NAT

Company Name / address details

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

Lithoz GmbH
Mollardgasse 85a/2/64-69
1060 Vienna
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 1 9346612-200

E-Mail

office@lithoz.com

Homepage

www.lithoz.com

Management

Dr. Johannes Homa, Dr. Johannes Benedikt

Company profile

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

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

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

 

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

formnext

Ceramics UK

Market Leadership

world leader in additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramics

Special Know How

know-how in the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics; In-house expertise along the whole process chain of additive manufacturing of ceramics. Customer-specific material and machine development and application development Machines: 3D-printers for high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. CeraFab 7500, Cerafab7500 Dental, CeraFab System S65, S230 and S25

Certificates

EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

Techceramic-M JSC
P.O. Box 53
3100 Mezdra
Bulgaria

Contact

Phone

00359-91092787

Fax

+359 9105623

E-Mail

office@techceramic-m.com

Homepage

www.techceramic-m.com

Ownership

private

Management

Dr. eng. Vasil Hristov

Number of Employees

Total: 170

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Techceramic-M has 30 years of experience in the production of engineering ceramics with a wide range of applications. Used in automotive industry, in household, in electronics, mechanical engineering ect. One of the leaders in manufacturing ceramics components for the aluminium casting processes. With market shares in different continents and many countries. Techceramic-M works in close cooperation with several scientific institutions.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum titanate
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
silicon
spinel
steatite
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
synthesis technology
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

ETI Elektroelement d.o.o.
Obrezija 5
1411 Izlake
Slovenia

Contact

Phone

+386 356 57570

Fax

+386 356 74077

E-Mail

eti@eti.si

Homepage

www.etigroup.eu; www.technicalceramics-eti.com

Turnover total

EUR 134 million

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 1600

Company profile

ETI is a company with more than 70 years’ tradition. We grew from a small ceramic manufacturer into a group with more than 1600 employees, selling to more than 60 countries all over the world. We are organized into three business divisions: technical ceramics, fuses and switchgear manufacturing. The group consists of more than 15 companies with production locations in several European countries. Ceramic division is only present in Slovenia, with more than 250 employees and two manufacturing plants. Most of technical ceramic products are custom made and manufactured from silicate and alumina ceramics. ETI technical ceramic products are present in many industrial applications worldwide, such as automotive industry, electrical industry and electronics, heating applications, household appliances etc.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
corundum (porous)
mullite
porcelain
porous ceramics
steatite
technical porcelain
wind energy

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
photovoltaics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
casting
CIM
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
injection molding
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016

Company Name / address details

OXIDKERAMIK
J. Cardenas GmbH
Siemensstraße 2
73095 Albershausen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)7161-9382-0

Fax

+49 (0)7161-9382-22

E-Mail

info@oxidkeramik.de

Homepage

www.oxidkeramik.de

Ownership

private

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
silicon carbide, direct sintered
zirconia

User industries**

electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

precision parts, tribological components

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
pressing
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

Hannover Messe

Special Know How

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

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008

Company Name / address details

HENZE Boron Nitride
Products AG
Grundweg 1
87493 Lauben
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 8374-58997-0

Fax

+49 (0) 8374-58997-99

E-Mail

info@henze-bnp.de

Homepage

www.henze-bnp.de

Turnover total

EUR 8,5 million

Ownership

Henze AG

Management

Christoph Henze , Matthias Henze

Number of Employees

Total: 43

In R + D: 2

Company profile

Henze BNP is a leading specialist in innovative products manufactured from hexagonal boron nitride. Our place of business is located in Lauben, near Kempten in southern Germany with a team of 40 employees. The young and dynamic family business was founded by Peter Henze in 1993 and is now managed by two of his sons, Christoph and Matthias Henze. One of our main business is the machining of technical ceramics made from sintered boron nitride, for various high temperature applications, like plates, rods, spacers, cylinders, hollow parts, tubes, rollers, crucibles, nozzles and stoppers. We manufacture sintered boron nitride to the exact customer requirements by using the latest state-of-the-art machining centres. Parts can be produced in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes also in complex geometries. Due to the high purity of the raw materials used for our HeBoSint® products, the final product ensures process security, reducing breakdowns. Our product range also includes boron nitride powder, coatings, sprays and lubricant oil additives. We develop creative and tailor-made solutions for and with our customers. They profit from our advice and know-how in an ongoing dialogue, that often leads to completely new and customer specific developments. Our quick decision making processes, flexibility, as well as our ability to think outside of the box are key. We supply more than 30 industrial sectors worldwide.

Production programm

Materials*

boron nitride
machinable ceramics

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
metal industry
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
finishing
hard machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Special Know How

customer-specific developments for sintered boron nitride components, boron nitride powder, boron nitride coatings and boron nitride oil dispersions; individual consulting for the optimal boron nitride material and all suitable areas of industrial application; own laboratory for quality assurance and product development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

M.E. SCHUPP Industriekeramik GmbH
Neuhausstr. 4-10
52078 Aachen
North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0)241-93677-0

Fax

+49 (0)241-93677-15

E-Mail

info@schupp-ceramics.com

Homepage

www.schupp-ceramics.com

Turnover total

EUR 10 million (2018)

Ownership

privately owned

Management

Michael E. Schupp, Owner and Managing Director; Manfred Herweg, Managing Director Sales/Production/Technics

Number of Employees

Total: over 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high-temperature technology. Since 1996, our family-owned company has been producing and selling economic while also high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing and melting, as well as heat treatments. In combustion or electrically operated industrial and laboratory furnaces: Our products, components and systems work safely at temperatures of 560°C to 1800°C. From tried-and-tested standard products for high-precision firing process control to individual special productions for electrical heating or thermal insulation, we supply standardised and customised solutions to customers from around the world from industrial applications and production as well as research. Flexibility and targeted approaches are our foundations for meeting our customers' demands. Our international team of more than 50 employees is currently working for 900 clients around the world with head, hand and heart. Trust, honesty and the will to make a difference are our principles for establishing successful partnerships and designing them sustainably.

Production programm

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
medical technology
metal industry
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Main components

MolyCom®-Ultra 1700, 1800, 1850 & MolyCom®-Hyper 1800, 1800SC, 1800AP: molybdenum disilicide heating elements (MoSi2) up to 1820 °C element temperature; MolyCom® accessories: Accessories for connection of electric heating elements made of molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), MolyTec: electric heating systems (MoSi2 + PCW) up to 1550 °C application temperature; UltraBoard & UltraVac: high-temperature insulation boards and vacuum formed shapes made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1800 °C application temperature; ITM-Fibermax®: high-temperature wool (unchopped, chopped) and needled blankets made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) up to 1600 °C application temperature; PTCR: process temperature control rings from 560 °C to 1750 °C; FiberPlast C 1800 D: high temperature adhesives and coatings (PCW) up to 1750 °C application temperature

Production plants (key equipment)***

furnace linings/re-linings
high temperature adhesives and coatings
machining of insulation shapes
MoSi2 heating elements (production network)
vacuum forming production

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

depending on project

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

Market Leadership

dental technology – high purity heating elements called MolyCom®-Hyper 1800 for discolouration-free sintering of zirconia; insulation materials made of polycrystalline mullite/alumina wool (PCW) as an alternative for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF), process temperature control rings PTCR for precise measurement and control of firing processes

Special Know How

MoSi2 heating elements, PCW materials, vacuum forming, furnace linings/re-linings, machined insulation shapes, high temperature adhesives and coatings

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+49- (o) 2449-911-003

Fax

+49- (o) 2449-911-005

E-Mail

info@hightech-ceram.de

Homepage

www.hightech-ceram.de

Turnover total

3 mio €

Ceramic division(s)

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

Ownership

private share holders

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 17

In R + D: 2

Company profile

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

 

Production programm

Materials*

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

User industries**

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

18

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Powtech

Market Leadership

Engineering ceramics Ceramic components for ball and roller bearings Wear protection

Special Know How

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

Company Name / address details

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

VOGT GmbH
Ottensooser Straße 52
91239 Henfenfeld
Germany

Contact

Phone

09151-90750

E-Mail

info@vogt-ceramic.de

Homepage

www.vogt-ceramic.de

Ownership

100 % by Gerald Vogt

Management

Dipl.Ing. (FH) Gerald Vogt

Number of Employees

Total: 50

In R + D: 3

Company profile

VOGT is a medium-sized family-owned company founded in 1981, based on long term experience with ceramic development, production and product management. VOGT employs today more than 50 persons. As a result, the company is more flexible and can fulfill both special orders in a small number of products as well as millions of units. The smallest, yet precisely manufactured ceramic VOGT component was a bearing bush of only 1 mm x 1 mm. The pressure measuring cells made of aluminium oxide, developed and produced by VOGT, are slightly bigger. The list of applications using VOGT ceramic components successfully is much more extensive and comprises isolators for braking resistors for CNC machines or wind power plants to sealing discs for gasoline pumps towards nozzles for powder spray equipment and tubes for ignition electrodes. The well-coordinated team of Gerald Vogt had so far always a good solution for every special requirement.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum titanate
cordierite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
CIM
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Special Know How

dry pressing, grinding, glazing, assembly

Certificates

DIN ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

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

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

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

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ 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
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

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

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

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

Special Know How

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

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Formatec Ceramics bv
Nobelstr. 16
5051 DV Goirle
Netherlands

Contact

Phone

+31 (0)13 530 80 80

Fax

+31 (0)13 530 80 90

E-Mail

info@formatec.nl

Homepage

www.formatec.nl

Ownership

share holders

Management

J. Bult

Number of Employees

Total: 21

In R + D: 1,5

Company profile

FORMATEC is an innovative producer of complex shaped precision parts for high end applications in demanding markets like automotive, aerospace, medical, luxury and sensorics.

The need for excellent product properties, dimensional accuracy and repeatability and finishing quality is inherent to these industries, which are our specialties. 

FORMATEC creates parts starting with metallic or ceramic powder, shaping them by Additive Manufacturing and Powder Injection Molding (CIM and MIM). This combination of production technologies enables in-house production services from a single piece to support product development to large scale series.

With ceramics it is possible to produce highly wear, temperature, and electrical resistant products that are chemically inert too. This combined with the materials’ extreme hardness, ceramics provide a durability that outlasts that of precious metals over time. An additional benefit is the possibility of grinding and polishing ceramics, resulting in an ultra-smooth, high gloss finish, adding value to the look of exclusivity.

The metallic parts that we offer are for high-demanding applications with an excellent combination of high strength and better overall resistance to corrosion. These properties are ideal for maritime, automotive and medical industries.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
EDM machinable ceramic material
silicon nitride
steatite
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
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
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
injection molding
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

2-4 months

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

large parts in high gloss, high complexity parts for technical applications

Special Know How

material development

Certificates

ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

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

Contact

Phone

+47 (0) 3801 7500

Fax

+47 (0) 3801 4970

E-Mail

refractories.materials@elkem.no

Company profile

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

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

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

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

Production programm

Materials*

silicon

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
powder processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

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

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

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

Saphirwerk AG
Erlenstrasse 36
2555 Brügg / Biel
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+ 41 32 374 25 85

Fax

+41 32 374 25 99

E-Mail

info@saphirwerk.com

Homepage

www.saphirwerk.com

Ownership

AGZ Holding, Horw, Switzerland

Number of Employees

Total: 75

In R + D: 4

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
cleaning
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
lapping
micromachining
polishing

Product development Partnerships

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Market Leadership

precision balls, stylies, aritfacts for calibration, check valves, pistons, watch parts in saphire

Special Know How

high precision balls in different ceramics, high precision pistons, cylinders, valves

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015 ISO 17025

Company Name / address details

Vesta Si Schwenden AB
Folkets Husvägen 36
84010 Ljungaverk
Sweden

Contact

Phone

+46 (0) 691 32910

E-Mail

infoeu@vestasi.com

Homepage

www.vestasi.com

Turnover total

EUR 2 Mio

Ownership

private

Management

Santhosh Limaye

Number of Employees

Total: 13

In R + D: 3

Production programm

Materials*

silicon
silicon nitride

User industries**

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

Production plants (key equipment)***

powder processing
synthesis technology

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12

Market Leadership

silicon nitride powders for bearing applications

Special Know How

powder processing

Certificates

ISO 9001-2015

Company Name / address details

Bakony Technical Ceramics Ltd.
P.O.Box 2078, Csererdö
8202 Veszprém
Hungary

Contact

Phone

0036-88-563471

Fax

0036-88-421715

E-Mail

info@bakonycer.hu

Homepage

www.bakonycer.hu

Ceramic division(s)

Advanced Technical Ceramics Producer

Management

Mr. Ferenc Kurucsai

Number of Employees

Total: 230

Company profile

Bakony Technical Ceramics Ltd. with its 40 years’ manufacturing experience is an influencer among the technical ceramics production companies in Europe. Our 200 colleagues at our Veszprém headquarter produce annually cca. 60 million high alumina ceramics, sold in 20 countries all over the world. Our main markets are located in Europe, USA and the Far-East. Our excellent quality products provide a complex, innovative solution for the followings industries:

Domestic and Industrial Devices: Spark plugs for Gas Appliances, Ignition and Ionization Electrodes, Grinder Discs and Valves, Sensor Parts, Ceramic Lamp Parts

Welding Industry: Ceramic Beads and Insulation Sleeves

Paper Industry: Dewatering Assemblies and Hydrofoil Blades

Medical Equipments: Various Ceramic Components (compressor inserts, endoscope ends, scalpel inserts, etc.)

Automotive Industry: Heating Element Holders Agriculture: Ceramic Ruminal Boluses, Nozzles

Pumping Technology: Pistons, Plungers, Shafts, Bearings, Sealing Rings

Furthermore our advantage is that we produce granulates for dry- and isostatic pressing forming technologies as raw materials and for sale as well. All our process have been ISO 9001 certified since 1995. The constant control during manufacturing and special instruments for measuring various characteristics of our products are the guarantee for good quality and customer satisfaction.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, spray dried
machinable ceramics
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
CIM
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
high temperature applications
medical technology
OEM
oil and gas
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
CIM
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Ceramic beads insulation sleeves for welding applications Ceramic insulators for gas appliances Ceramic boluses for RFID systems Ceramic shafts bearings sealing rings Various ceramic components

Special Know How

Product and Process Development Tool Design and Realization Prototyping Material Selection/Development Different Technologies (Isostatic-Pressing, Dry-Pressing, High Pressure Injection Molding (CIM), 3D Milling, Extrusion) Sintering Pre- and Post Machining (cutting, boring, drilling, milling, grinding, polishing etc.) High Precision Machining (hole-, centerless- and parallel grinding, lapping, polishing) Glazing Assembly Quality Control, Packaging, Global Delivery

Certificates

ISO 9001/2015 WRAS KTW

Company Name / address details

ESK-SIC GmbH
Günter-Wiebke-Straße 1
50226 Frechen
Germany

Contact

Phone

02234-512 162

E-Mail

info@esk-sic.com

Company profile

We supply customers all over the world. Our speciality and ultrafine grades are in demand around the globe. With our consulting, analyses and tests, we provide a perfect service, playing a key role especially in the development of new products.

Production programm

Materials*

silicon carbide

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
OEM
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
technical ceramics
textile

Production plants (key equipment)***

ceramic feedstock production
grinding
milling
powder processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Treibacher Industrie AG

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

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

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail