Purchase to broaden EU presence and ceramic manufacturing capabilities including aluminum nitride components, brazing & metallizing, and high-strength silicon nitride substrates
May 1, 2012 – Golden, Colorado – CoorsTek, the world’s largest technical ceramics manufacturer, today officially announced the purchase of ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG of Bindlach, Germany. Known primarily for its extended range of specialty aluminum nitrides, ANCeram manufactures ceramic substrates, insulators, and structural components for the aerospace, laser, railway, marine, and automotive industries.
Established in 1988, the early focus for ANCeram centered on creating a superior alternative for environmentally challenging beryllium oxide. Working with several European universities and independent research centers, ANCeram developed their own environmentally friendly aluminum nitride (AlN) ceramic. In addition to their broad AlN experience, the company offers silicon nitrides, aluminas, copperto-ceramic brazing capabilities, ceramic-to-metal bonding, and ceramic metallization. Products include components for insulators, coolers, diodes, heat exchangers, power electronics, high-temperature crucibles and boats, and other multi-material components.
“We are very excited to become part of the esteemed CoorsTek whole. We look forward to broadening our customer base and drawing from a nearly infinite range of materials to solve customer challenges,” said Dr. Dieter Brunner of ANCeram. “With this acquisition, CoorsTek significantly expands our aluminum nitride capabilities and adds a third Germany facility, continuing our growth of products, materials, and service,” said Mark Chenoweth, Chief Operating Officer of CoorsTek, Inc.