Whether carbon, ceramics or quartz – benefit from our in-depth materials expertise
Carbon, ceramics, quartz
Carbon gives the wind power industry a boost
Our brake pads for wind power plants are a perfect example of how our materials expertise has enabled us to meet a large number of customer requirements. Unlike conventional brake pads made of organic materials, we have developed a solution made of a specially formulated carbon material. It greatly reduces the turbine’s noise level, significantly reduces wear and causes less abrasion, thus lowering maintenance costs.
Not only the aerospace industry gets off to a flying start with Ox/Ox
Our oxide ceramic composites are a good example of our ceramic materials expertise. They show their strengths under extreme conditions, such as in corrosive or oxidative environments, as well as at temperatures above 1,000° C. Aluminum oxide fiber-reinforced alumina ceramics feature excellent impact strength and thermal shock resistance, making them ideal for industrial brazing or diffusion-bonding applications and for use in aircraft turbines. Here we are already working on solutions for the next turbine generation: silicon carbide fiber-reinforced silicon carbide ceramics. Alongside our oxide ceramic composites, they are ideal lightweight materials for the high-efficiency turbine generations of the future.