Coorstek acquires ceramics business Saint-Gobain

Technical ceramics manufacturer Coorstek has completed its purchase of Saint-Gobain, bringing its total number of facilities owned and operated to 44 spread across four continents.

Specifically, CoorsTek adds six manufacturing facilities in Europe, four in the US, 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 highly durable bearings; mullite used in molten metal filtration; steatite for electrical appliance markets; and specialty ceramics for custom, critical-duty applications.