Fraunhofer IKTS expands development for transparent ceramics

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS will take over the transparent ceramics division of CeramTec-ETEC, known under the brand name PERLUCOR®, effective April 1, 2021. The institute is thus further expanding its expertise in the development of transparent ceramics.

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Fraunhofer IKTS is expanding its activities in the field of transparent ceramics. The transparent and extremely resilient material is used, for example, in displays or on industrial machinery.

The development and production of transparent ceramics at Fraunhofer IKTS will achieve a considerable leap in performance with the new technical infrastructure. Institute Director Prof. Alexander Michaelis emphasizes: "We are very pleased to be able to consistently expand our decades-long and world-leading expertise in the field of transparent ceramics through this step. This will enable us to meet the requirements of our partners even better."

Transparent ceramics are used wherever transparency coupled with the highest degree of durability is required, for example in optical and sensory applications, in ballistic protection, in the architectural sector or in medical technology.

Further information

Transparent ceramics and PERLUCOR®