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CoorsTek Acquires Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics

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. (01/2011)

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