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CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers

The CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers listing details the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramic and glass components.

September 3, 2013

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Welcome to the first annual CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers listing! Our exclusive ranking details the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramic and glass components. CI combined reader survey information with details from company websites, annual reports and press releases to compile the rankings (sources beyond the survey results are included with each listing). Included with each company’s listing are contact information and a brief company profile.

Survey responses from company representatives were reviewed and verified whenever possible. While our staff made every effort to seek out the top companies in the industry, some may have been inadvertently omitted. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes or updates for our online version of the CI Top 10 and in next year’s CI Top 10 issue. To suggest your company for inclusion in the listing, please contact Editor Susan Sutton at


1. Kyocera Corp.
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushmi-ku, Kyoto 612-8501, Japan
CEO: Goro Yamaguchi

Kyocera’s global operations deliver a diverse range of products, including advanced ceramic and glass components for applications such as semiconductor fabrication equipment and electronic devices like smartphones and other touchscreen devices.
Sources: company website, news releases, annual report.


2. Corning Inc.
One Riverfront Plaza
Corning, NY 14831
CEO: Wendell P. Weeks

Corning is involved in the manufacture of specialty ceramic and glass components such as ceramic substrates for automotive emissions control systems and cover glass for electronics applications like laptops and touchscreen devices.
Sources: company website, annual report.


3. Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
10-1, Higashikotari 1-chome, Nagaokakyo-shi
Kyoto 617-8555, Japan
CEO: Tsuneo Murata

Murata produces capacitors and other electronics for use in products such as cell phones, computers, cars/trucks, televisions, etc. Advanced components include products such as monolithic ceramic capacitors, ceramic resonators and ceramic filters.
Sources: company website, annual report.


4. Morgan Advanced Materials
Quadrant, 55-57 High St., Windsor
Berkshire SL4 1LP, United Kingdom
CEO: Mark Robertshaw

Morgan Advanced Materials (previously The Morgan Crucible Co. Plc) launched a reorganization earlier this year to transition its Morgan Ceramics and Morgan Engineered Materials divisions to a new business structure. The company produces advanced ceramics ranging from capacitors and piezoelectric actuators to ceramic/glass products.
Sources: company website, news releases.


5. CoorsTek
16000 Table Mountain Pkwy., Golden, CO 80403
CEO: John Coors
Parent company: Keystone LLC

CoorsTek is a manufacturer of ceramics for automotive and tooling components, fluid handling and computer peripherals, medical and pump components, and precision metering devices. Materials include alumina and zirconia, as well as carbides, nitrides, cordierite, mullite and more.
Source: company website.


6. Ceradyne, Inc.
3169 Red Hill Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
CEO: Joel P. Moskowitz
Parent company: 3M

Acquired by 3M in 2012, Ceradyne is a vertically integrated manufacturer of advanced technical ceramics for industries ranging from automotive and solar to medical, electronic and nuclear power.
Sources: company website, annual report.


7. CeramTec
CeramTec-Platz 1-9, 73207 Plochingen, Germany
CEO: Ulf-D. Zimmermann
Parent company: Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (acquisition in process)

CeramTec produces high-performance advanced ceramics for applications such as medical implants, electronics and armor components. Its acquisition by Cinven (for approximately $1.98 billion) is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.
Sources: company website, press releases, annual report.


8. GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
12900 Snow Rd., Parma, OH 44130
CEO: Craig S. Shular

GrafTech specializes in graphite- and carbon-based products for a wide range of applications. According to a company source, GrafTech “expects double-digit growth in our thermal management graphite ceramics.”
Sources: company website, annual report.


9. Small Precision Tools
1330 Clegg St., Petaluma, CA 94954
CEO: Peter Glutz
Parent company: SPT Roth

SPT uses ceramic injection molding to produce components for applications in areas such as medical/dental and electronics.
Source: company website.


10. McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies, LLC
510 9th Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
CEO: Mike Ingram

McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies produces ceramic tubes and other advanced components in materials such as alumina, zirconia, and mullite.
Source: company website. 

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