Ceradyne, Inc. recently announced the opening of its first office in
mainland China. The sales and marketing office is located in Beijing
and will be headed by Lu Ning. Lu was formerly with Ceradyne Thermo
Materials' Chinese agent and has several years experience in
marketing Thermo Materials' products to the glass industry in China.
For approximately the last five years, Ceradyne has been marketing
its industrial technical ceramics in China, the primary product being
Ceradyne Thermo Materials Division's fused silica ceramic components
for the tempered glass industry. Ceradyne sees strong growth in
demand for its precision glass tempering product, as China has
embarked on a widespread industrialization, including more modern
building and automotive safety codes specifying tempered glass.
"Ceradyne's Beijing office represents our first operational
presence in Asia and further demonstrates our commitment to market
Ceradyne's advanced technical ceramics globally," said Joel P.
Moskowitz, CEO. "The growing requirements within China support the
company's increased focus on that market."