We are passionate about ceramics
State-ofthe-art solutions of high-performance ceramics by 3M Technical Ceramics, a branch of 3M Deutschland GmbH.
Founded in Kempten, Bavaria, in 1922 as Elektroschmelzwerk Kempten (ESK), 3M Technical Ceramics develops and produces technical ceramics and coatings for customers in virtually all industries. On this background, the company has established itself as a world leader in high-performance ceramics. Its long-term success story is based on a wide knowledge of materials, as well as the technical, scientific and use-specific passion for these materials. This know-how has enabled the company to play a key role in the development of high-performance ceramics in the 20th century. The extensive range of materials comprises borides, carbides and nitrides, such as boron carbide, boron nitride, silicon carbide, silicon nitride or titanium diboride. The product portfolio consists of ten specialized, application-oriented ceramics, which are used by customers from over 30 industries around the world. These include the automotive and electronics industries, the oil & gas industry, machinery and plant engineering, metallurgy, fluid handling, as well as the military technology. In cooperation with customers and research institutes 3M Technical Ceramics continuously develops innovative product solutions that enable new production processes.
For this purpose, the company relies on cost-optimized manufacturing processes through extensive productivity management. With its intelligent innovation management, 3M Technical Ceramics permanently develops new products, thus opening up new fields of application. Our high demands in terms of quality improvement and consulting competency make us the optimum development partner for market-oriented innovations.
Sustainability is an essential part of our values. In addition to high quality standards, these include the efficient use of resources as well as safe and environmentally-friendly products and manufacturing processes.
Our quality and environmental management are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001; our power management to ISO 50001; and our surface engineering to ISO 16949. 3M Deutschland GmbH's quality and environmental management is certified to ISO 9001. The environmental management system is based on the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard, to which almost all of the company's production facilities are certified. 3M Deutschland GmbH's power management system is certified to ISO 50001, and its surface engineering to ISO 16949.