Reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSiC) is a type of ceramic that does not change dimension when fired.
Reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSiC) is a type of ceramic that does not change dimension when fired.

Kyocera Corporation says that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, has acquired 100% of the shares of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH.

The company plans to expand its fine ceramic business globally through the acquisition. Though in recent years Kyocera has been making investments to increase production capacity of fine ceramic components in Japan and the US, up till now the company does not have facilities to manufacture fine ceramic components in Europe, Kyocera said.

H.C. Starck Ceramics uses reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSiC1) processing technology – a new technology for Kyocera – which helps enable the production of high rigidity, large complex-shaped materials. The newly acquired company also contributes production equipment using technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

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