CoorsTek acquires Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics

RP news wires

CoorsTek Inc., now the world's largest technical ceramics manufacturer, announced January 3 the completion of the purchase of the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain. Augmenting an already expansive market presence, CoorsTek now owns and operates 44 facilities on four continents.

Specifically, CoorsTek adds six manufacturing facilities in Europe, four in the United States, one each in Canada, Mexico and Brazil, and distribution and sales offices in Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore. Product lines and materials added include: silicon carbide for use in semiconductor processing equipment; proprietary silicon carbide ceramic blends used in hot surface ignition systems; silicon nitride used to make extremely durable bearings; mullite used in molten metal filtration; steatite for electrical appliance markets; and specialty ceramics for custom, critical-duty applications. For more detailed information about the expanded product offerings, visit http://www.coorstek.com/sgb-acquisition.asp.

"Two industry leaders with decades of innovative, high-quality performance now operate as a larger, more capable CoorsTek," states John K. Coors, chairman, president and CEO of CoorsTek Inc. "We offer our customers expanded material and processing capabilities, product offerings and geographical reach."

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