Kyoto/Mannheim - A year ago, the Japanese company Kyocera took over the high-performance ceramics division of Mannheim-based Friatec GmbH. The primary aim was to satisfy the increased demand for fine ceramic components for industrial machines in Europe. Today the newly founded subsidiary Kyocera Fineceramics Solutions GmbH (KFSG) is not only celebrating its first anniversary, but also a further success.
Fine ceramics in space
An absolute highlight for the company has been the opportunity to support the ISS: KFSG supplies ceramic tubes for oxygen measurement as an extension to the Electromagnetic Levitator on board the International Space Station. The tubes are made of DEGUSSIT FZY, a special material that permits precise oxygen measurement even at high temperatures due to its ionic conductivity.
Kyocera’s DEGUSSIT oxide ceramics are known for their high-quality components and first-class machining. Moreover, they are corrosion-resistant and usable even at extremely high temperatures. Whether exposed to heat or high voltages, DEGUSSIT is very dimensionally stable and durable. This ensures process safety, increases service life and improves product functionality even under extreme conditions.
Online shop for fine ceramics
Following the successful launch of its German online shop in August, KFSG intends to extend the shop’s delivery area to other EU countries with immediate effect. All standards for high-temperature applications and electrical engineering and laboratory technology – whether they relate to proven fine ceramic brands such as DEGUSSIT and FRIDURIT or other products manufactured by the Mannheim-based company – will be published in the new online shop. The aim is to provide customers with quick and easy access to information and enable them to order popular products directly.