CoorsTek’s new Specialty Materials
Center provides a comprehensive resource for advanced ceramic
A large spray dryer is lifted into position at the new center.
CoorsTek recently announced the opening of its
new Specialty Materials Center, which will focus on the development of
next-generation ceramic materials for applications in high-technology markets,
like semiconductor, electronics, laser, advanced armor, medical and others. The
multi-million-dollar center, located within the company’s existing facility at 600 9th St. in
provides a comprehensive resource for advanced ceramic material development.
processing, manufacturing, finishing and materials analysis equipment were
added, along with a
significant increase in technical staffing and a substantial expansion of the
company’s R&D facilities. All of these capabilities are designed to enable
ultra-high material purities, increased characterization detail, faster
material development cycles and expanded advanced processing capabilities.
“We’ve built an amazing capability within the last 18 months by hand-selecting
some of the world’s most capable equipment and personnel,” said Frank Anderson,
Ph.D., director of technology for CoorsTek. “Our ultra-pure ceramic materials
capability will support nearly all of our industries, especially the stringent
demands of the semiconductor manufacturing market as it moves beyond 45 nm
In addition, CoorsTek recently broke ground on
a new technical ceramics manufacturing facility in South Korea. The new facility,
located in Gumi City, will be more than three times
larger than the current location in Kyungbook to accommodate the expected
increases in demand for high-purity and other specialty ceramics for the semiconductor
and flat-panel display industries.
“We’re very proud of the success we’ve
experienced in the Asia-Pacific region, and this new facility will further
support our worldwide customer base,” said Eun-Suk Cha, president of CoorsTek Korea. “We are
carefully reviewing every component of the new facility to ensure superior
customer support, excellent manufacturing efficiencies, and rapid-build
For additional information, visit www.coorstek.com
John K. Coors, center, accepts the Top Company Award.
Photo courtesy of Phil Mumford, ColoradoBiz Magazine.
SIDEBAR: Top Company
CoorsTek, Inc. recently received the Colorado Top Company
Award for its excellence in financial performance, manufacturing and community
involvement at an awards ceremony for the 20th Annual Top Company competition.
Presented by Peter deSilva, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of UMB
Financial Corp., and Sandy Rothe, managing partner of Deloitte, the award was
received by John K. Coors, president, CEO and chairman of CoorsTek, Inc.
“CoorsTek employees dedicate themselves on a daily basis to make a measurable
difference in their local communities and the world,” said Coors. “Having this
effort recognized by some of Colorado’s
top business leaders is a great honor for all of us.”
Ann Trujillo, co-anchor of the KMGH Channel 7 News Team, emceed the event and
pointed out several achievements as Coors approached the stage, including the
company’s sales increase of 57%, labor efficiency increase of 19%, and waste
reduction of 30% over the past three years. She also pointed out the company’s
contributions to The Children’s Museum
of Denver and the
American Heart Association, as well as the money it raised for relief efforts
during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.