Ceramic Industry

Zircar Establishes European Operations

February 26, 2003
ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with I.B.Kracht b.v. Based in Voorburg, The Netherlands, I.B. Kracht will manage ZIRCAR Ceramics' European stock of high-performance, high-temperature materials and will enhance the level of service provided to many of ZIRCAR's European customers. ZIRCAR Ceramics' European inventory is expected to be in place in early April 2003.

For additional information, call (845) 651-6600, ext. 224, e-mail dph@zircar.com or visit a href="http://www.zircar.com">http://www.zircar.com .