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May 2012:

CoorsTek Acquires ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG Technical Ceramics

Purchase to broaden EU presence and ceramic manufacturing capabilities including aluminium nitride components, brazing & metallizing and high-strength silicon nitride substrates

May 1, 2012 - Golden, Colorado- CoorsTek, the world's 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 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.


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May 2012:
CoorsTek acquires ANCeram

September 2011:
Increasing sintering capacity
May 2011:
Press release: "UltiMo" -Project (german only)
January 2011:
Expansion of our machinery

December 2010:
ANCeram supports education of young people

October 2010:
Certificat Référentiel
ISO 9001:2008

  September 2010:
Launching of our new soldering system

September 2010:
New production hall is finished

May 2010:
Silicon nitride with high thermal conductivity and high strength

November 2009:
Black AlN

July 2008:
Ceramic header bars for satellite operated CCD-cameras delivered.