An Introduction to High Performance Technical Ceramics

The term “high-performance ceramics” refers to a variety of often highly-specialized ceramic materials. These materials demonstrate a unique spectrum of mechanical, electrical, thermal and biological/chemical characteristics. High-performance ceramics are invariably used in situations where other materials, such as plastic or metal, cannot withstand the extremely high loads. There are truly a multitude of applications for high performance ceramics, due to the specific characteristics or qualities that each ceramic material has. Although in most cases these qualities cannot be seen by end users of CeramTec products, they play an important and often crucial role.

CeramTec’s High Performance Ceramics Experience

CeramTec combines over 100 years of experience which stems from a number of innovative companies which have always been among the leaders in the field of high-performance ceramics. Since 2004, CeramTec AG has been part of the US special chemicals company Rockwood Specialties Group Inc, which has a workforce of approximately 10,000 and generates a turnover of € 2.1 billion. The sheer versatility of high-performance ceramics is also reflected in the complex and diversified company structure of CeramTec.

Industries Benefiting from CeramTec Ceramic Solutions

CeramTec is active in the electronics, electrical engineering, hermetic systems, piezo-technology, medical technology, mechanical systems, chemical, textile, industrial equipment, machining or metal cutting, and many other segments. We offer a wide variety of solutions for each of these broad industry segments, which more specifically play a vital role in the semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, military & defence, medical, and oil exploration markets.

Research and Development of High Performance Ceramics

Given the innovative focus of CeramTec, it virtually goes without saying that Research and Development is at the core of our business. We are advancing the science of technical ceramics to make tomorrow's world a better place. The technical ceramics industry has just scratched the surface of the true potential that these ceramic materials hold and the roles that they will play in the future. The CeramTec Group is truly a global organization, with manufacturing facilities throughout Europe, in the United States, China, Korea and Malaysia and will remain at the forefront of ceramic technology worldwide.

ISO 9001:2000 Certification

CeramTec’s ceramic and hermetic solutions from our Laurens, South Carolina facility carry with them the security of ISO 9001:2000 certification.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by CeramTec.

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