The 2016 CI Top 12 is our fourth annual exclusive ranking of the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramics, glasses and refractories. This is my favorite feature every year because it highlights the amazing scope of the advanced ceramic and related industries.
TAM Ceramics was founded in 1906 to create new titanium ferroalloys. Now celebrating its 110-year anniversary, the company can look back on decades of invention, investment and the development of various technologies. These innovations span from white titanium dioxide pigments to new alloys and ceramics, fused zirconia, welding fluxes, and the first building blocks of modern electronics and computers. In fact, nearly 100 patents were awarded to TAM for dielectric titanate materials over a 50-year period.