Welcome to the 2016 CI Top 12
This is my favorite feature every year because it highlights the amazing scope of the advanced ceramic and related industries.
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. The companies in the ranking serve industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics, security and defense, and medical/dental with high-tech advanced ceramic, glass, and refractories products. They collectively spent over $2.3 billion on R&D efforts in 2015, and employed more than 455,000 people in thousands of facilities located all around the world.
To compile the CI Top 12, we evaluated information supplied by company contacts, along with additional details from company websites, annual reports, and press releases. Information such as annual sales, number of employees/facilities, and R&D spending are included (where available), along with company descriptions and news highlights of their recent activities.
All information was reviewed and verified whenever possible. While our staff made every effort to seek out and find details regarding the top companies in the industry, some may have been omitted. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes or updates for the online version of the CI Top 12 and in next year’s CI Top 12 issue.
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