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ESK-SIC GmbH and KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH cooperate for the sustainable production of silicon carbide

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Frechen/London − ESK-SIC GmbH, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) materials, and Kyocera, a global technology company specialized in the manufacturing of technical ceramics and semiconductor technologies, announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership.

As the goal of their partnership, the two companies have defined developing innovative solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide and the associated end products. By-products and end-of-life ceramics will be recycled using RECOSiC technology in order to produce raw materials that are specifically tailored to various end applications. Compared to currently available SiC raw materials on the market in terms of material science aspects, while minimising the carbon footprint of the process, the RECOSiC recycling technology brings a technological upgrade.

Silicon carbide is recognised as a key material for a wide application range in various industries, including the branches electronics and automotive industries as well as energy supply. The unique properties of SiC, such as extreme hardness, good thermal resistance and low wear, make it an indispensable material in modern high-conductivity applications.

The partnership between ESK-SIC and Kyocera aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the entire silicon carbide value chain. This will involve developing new manufacturing technologies, optimising production processes, researching innovative applications and establishing circular economy principles for the recycling of SiC materials.

“This collaboration with Kyocera will open up promising avenues for us to continue tapping into the potential of RECOSiC and create sustainable solutions for future challenges,” declares Matthias Hausmann, Managing Director of ESK. “Together, we will be at the forefront of SiC innovation while also contributing to the global sustainability agenda.” Kyocera brings its extensive expertise in materials science, electronics and advanced manufacturing technologies to the partnership. “By combining our strengths, we will be able to drive the development of technologically advanced SiC products and offer solutions that meet the increasing demands for performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility,” explains Dr Nikolaos Katsikis, Director Research and Development (CTO), KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH in Selb.
SiC-Recycling RECOSiC© – low emission and energy efficient /Photo: ©Fraunhofer IKTS

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