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CoorsTek acquires Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics


(January 3, 2011 - PR Newswire) -- CoorsTek Inc., technical ceramics manufacturer, completed its purchase of the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain. CoorsTek adds manufacturing facilities and product lines such as silicon carbide for semiconductors.

CoorsTek now owns and operates 44 facilities on four continents. Specifically, CoorsTek adds six manufacturing facilities in Europe, four in the United States, one each in Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, and distribution and sales offices in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Product lines and materials added include: silicon carbide for use in semiconductor processing equipment; proprietary silicon carbide ceramic blends used in hot surface ignition systems; silicon nitride used to make extremely durable bearings; mullite used in molten metal filtration; steatite for electrical appliance markets; and specialty ceramics for custom, critical-duty applications.

CoorsTek is familiar with acquisitions, buying Gaiser Tool in 2007.

Celebrating its 100th year in business, CoorsTek is a technical ceramics manufacturer supplying critical components and complete assemblies for defense, medical, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication, and other high-technology applications. For more detailed information about the expanded product offerings post-buy, visit http://www.coorstek.com/sgb-acquisition.asp.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials. For more information, please visit http://www.saint-gobain.com.

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