Our core competencies are the basis for a sustainable, advanced and new development of products, production processes and service offerings.
The focus is on research into new material technologies for the implementation of innovative honeycomb products that will meet the future requirements of the global market.
Our team from the Future Technology Center works on our own motivation and together with co-operation partners on new problem solutions. By our Pilot-Plant & Prototyping group we produce prototypes and samples which are chemically and physically (mechanical and thermal testing) characterized within our laboratory. The findings are transferred to production by our material and development groups.
Future Technology Center
(in house tooling technology)
|Shape: round, square, other shapes
Cell geometry: different cell shapes, cell densities
|Material Development||Oxide ceramics, catalytic materials, Silicate ceramics, high temperature ceramics|
|Material Inspection||Physical, chemical and catalytic properties|
ProductionOur current technology and market leadership is based, among other things, on 100 years of experience in the manufacture of industrial ceramics. A milestone in the company's history is the production of catalytic and non-catalytic honeycomb ceramics, which has existed since 1985. As the first manufacturer of SCR catalysts outside of Japan, this technological advantage has been successfully expanded over the decades and further product technologies have been added.
Metal Workshop CentreTo safeguard our know-how and the high demand for tools and wrought materials, we operate our own metal processing workshop. The primary function is to cover demand flexibly and quickly. Our competitiveness is supported by our state-of-the-art machinery, which allows us to process of conventional steels and alloys.
CERAM catalysts are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Our laboratory not only monitors product quality, but is also fully equipped to evaluate the performance of used catalysts - regardless of the original manufacturer. The CERAM laboratory carries out more than 2500 catalyst activity tests annually. By participating in industry round robin tests (e.g., VGB and EPRI), our laboratory has repeatedly maintained its leading position and takes particular care to assure unbiased measurements are taken. In addition to the catalytic performance, which is defined by the NOx reduction activity, CO oxidation activity and the SO2/SO3 conversion rate, the laboratory measures numerous other parameters such as:
- Chemical compositions (bulk and surface)
- Specific surfaces
- Compressive strength
- Pore size distribution
These data make it possible to determine the performance of new and used catalysts, and thus provide a reliable basis for catalyst lifecycle forecasts.
The high-quality standards of our products and the associated processes are the basis for the positive long-term development of our company. The Ceram Austria GmbH plant is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. To further optimize customer benefits, we are constantly developing and improving our quality standards. In doing so, we implement optimal solutions together with our customers. The CERAM brand name stands for premium quality and reliability worldwide.
Our certifications can be found on this website under Downloads.
Services and Catalyst Management
Every owner of an SCR system is faced with the task of operating the system as cost-efficiently and effectively as possible. The best possible solution can only be found through a holistic approach that involves not only the catalyst, but the entire SCR system.
The engineers at Ceram Austria GmbH can call upon 170 years’ worth of experience and expertise to support you. This includes inspections of reactors, recording the mechanical condition or the extent of clogging; the optimization of the NH3 injection; recording and interpretation of operations data; in-depth investigations of catalysts, including lifespan forecasts and strategies to extend the product life-cycle.
In our highly specialized laboratory, we carry out catalyst tests regardless of the design and manufacturer.
The aim of all our activities is to protect your investment and to minimize your total cost of ownership by extending the catalyst lifespan.