AES Semigas


9 February 2024

ESK-SIC and Kyocera to co-develop sustainable production of silicon carbide

ESK-SIC GmbH of Frechen near Cologne, Germany (which manufactures high-performance materials for industrial applications) and Kyocera (which manufactures technical ceramics and semiconductor technologies) have entered into a strategic partnership to develop solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide (SiC) and associated end-products.

By-products and end-of-life ceramics will be recycled using RECOSiC technology in order to produce raw materials that are specifically tailored to various end applications. Compared with currently available SiC raw materials on the market in terms of material science aspects, while minimizing the carbon footprint of the process the RECOSiC recycling technology is said to present a technological upgrade.

The partnership aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the entire silicon carbide value chain. This will involve developing new manufacturing technologies, optimizing production processes, researching innovative applications and establishing circular economy principles for the recycling of SiC materials.

“This collaboration with Kyocera will open up promising avenues for us to continue tapping into the potential of RECOSiC and create sustainable solutions for future challenges,” says ESK’s managing director Matthias Hausmann.

Kyocera brings its expertise in materials science, electronics and advanced manufacturing technologies to the partnership. “By combining our strengths, we will be able to drive the development of technologically advanced SiC products and offer solutions that meet the increasing demands for performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility,” reckons Dr Nikolaos Katsikis, director R&D (CTO) at KYOCERA Fineceramics Europe GmbH in Selb, Germany.

Tags: SiC




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