Sponsors 2018

AluChem Inc 

In 2015 AluChem launched a new line of low and ultra-low-soda aluminas focused toward ceramic and investment casting applications. This new high-purity product portfolio utilizes proprietary technology in the production of low and ultra-low-soda calcined, reactive and tabular aluminas, which will complement AluChem’s established low-soda AC99 tabular alumina products.


EMD Performance Materials 

EMD Performance Materials is a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which develops specialty chemicals for demanding applications with groundbreaking technology. The pigments division creates effect pigments for coatings, plastics, printing, and now high temperature pigments for ceramics.



Complete manufacturer of high temperature specialty thermocouples for the most demanding furnace and kiln applications.  GeoCorp offers thermocouples with Molybdenum and Tantalum sheaths.  Tungsten coating is also available for ultra high temperature furnaces with graphite liners.  GeoCorp works with customers to stock thermocouples for quicker delivery.


GrainBound, LLC. 

GrainBound, LLC. diagnoses and solves industrial processing and performance issues pertaining to ceramic parts and powders by examining grain boundaries. Their team calls upon decades of interface design experience and utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to optimize your process to create reliable, high-quality products.



INNOVACERA engages in R&D, manufacturing and selling the products of advanced ceramic materials, including Alumina, Zirconia, Beryllia Ceramic, Boron Nitride, Silicon Nitride, Machinable Glass Ceramic and other advanced materials. Through different manufacturing processes, they supply metallized ceramic components, alumina heater, ceramic pump components and other ceramic components as request.


Mo-Sci Corp 

Mo-Sci Corporation is a manufacturer of highly specialized glass materials. Mo-Sci takes great care in providing technical glass powders, glass microspheres, and custom glass melting for health care, electronics, adhesives and other industrial applications. Some products offered are bioactive glass, sealing glasses, bondline spacers, fluorescent and porous glasses.


Powder Processing & Technology LLC

Powder Processing & Technology, LLC provides process development and custom powder processing services for the leaders in ceramics; inorganic materials technology. They bridge the gap from experimentation to commercial production, and have the capability to produce at the scale customers require with the quality and consistency they expect.


Saint-Gobain High Performance Ceramics & Refractories

Working in partnership with customers to develop innovation and sustainable solutions is Saint-Gobain Ceramics’ passion. With brands such as Hexoloy, Durafrax, Hammerfrax, Crystar and Silit, Saint-Gobain offers a range of products to meet the most critical needs in applications involving high temperature, corrosion, abrasion, wear or impact resistance.

SCHOTT North America, Inc.

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. With more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise SCHOTT offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and innovative solutions. SCHOTT services many markets, including defense, medical, electronics, optics, and transportation industries.

Xieta International, S.L. 

Xieta is a Spanish company specialized on production and supplying of raw and auxiliary materials, especially alumina powder, alumina NanoBeads and high density alumina balls and linings for milling. From their warehouses located in Spain, Brazil, Poland, India, Mexico and P.R. of China, Xieta distributes to over 40 countries worldwide.


ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc 

ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc. is a producer of ceramic fiber based low-mass high temperature thermal and electrical insulation products. Compositions for use at temperatures as high as 1825C. Includes rigid boards and cylinders, flexible blankets, papers, textiles, coatings and adhesives with a special emphasis on precision custom CNC machined components.