Advanced materials provide critical impetus for industry. It is a longstanding tradition at the Materialica exhibition in Munich to present the most innovative developments in the industry with an award on the first day of the trade fair. This year CeramTec won the coveted Best-of prize of the Materialica Design + Technology award in the material category for its extraordinary PERLUCOR® transparent ceramics.

The jury was impressed by the transparent ceramic material’s multifaceted and extraordinary properties. Alongside its high degree of transparency, PERLUCOR® exhibits tremendous mechanical strength and hardness, making it the material of choice for use under extreme wear conditions. PERLUCOR® also features extraordinary thermal and chemical stability: It can be used at temperatures of up to 1,600°C – and even applications in sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid, potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide are possible.