Advanced ceramics cover many different and highly-specialised ceramic materials with unique mechanical, electrical, thermal and biochemical properties and property combinations. The variety of specifications and combination opens up a large field of applications ranging from automotive industry, electronics, medical technology, energy and environment to general equipment and mechanical engineering.
The Austrian company has been developing and producing technical ceramics for 70 years. Processed ceramic materials are steatite, cordierite and aluminium oxide. Traditional fields of application for these ceramic types are electric heating technology, household appliance components, temperature control technology, electrotechnical components, resistance technology, lighting technology, etc.
In recent years, the Austrian company has specialised in influencing material properties. In cooperation with universities, the company has developed unique material variations (e.g. specific porosity) to produce ceramic materials with novel properties. Materials like these can be used to design advanced components that perform the required tasks with optimum precision and can therefore be a solution for technical challenges that cannot be overcome with conventional materials.
This opens up new fields of application where conventional materials can be replaced by technical ceramics. Depending on the field of application and requirements, component geometries and suitable ceramic materials are selected in order to achieve the desired properties of the customers needs. Liquid evaporation system would be an example for new applications where a ceramic part with defined porosity allows a specified diffusion rate per a given time period.
The Austrian company is looking for partners in industry and business using technical ceramics to develop or enhance products. Potential partners are interested in using components made from ceramic materials by replacing conventional materials such as metals or plastics in order to solve technical challenges.