Investment in carbide innovation
CERATIZIT creates competitive advantages through the setting of new technological standards and development of innovative materials and coatings as well as unique carbide products. We invest continuously in fundamental research, process technology, product development and application technology.
As a technological frontrunner in the carbide industry we have over 1.000 patents worldwide and employ more than 200 employees in R&D. We also cooperate with universities and leading research institutes across Europe.
The "Plansee Seminar"
As a subsidiary of the Plansee Group, we contribute attend the "Plansee Seminar" every four years, which takes place in Reutte, Austria. Along with 500 other international participants, we use the largest global conference for the powder metallurgy of refractory metals and hard materials as a platform for scientific exchange. We're always on top of current research developments and implement up-to-date knowledge into the carbide solutions we design.
We obtained our first patent for steel machining with the hard materials tungsten carbide and titanium carbide back in 1933 – when we were still known as Metallwerk Plansee.
In 1974 we patented the revolutionary multi-layer coating TIZIT GoldMaster.
In 2008 we patented our TiB2 coating, used in the field of titanium machining. This coating is produced through chemical vapor deposition, or CVD. At 1,000 degrees Celsius, components of a carrier gas react and form wear-resistant layers on the surface of the material.
A world first: The multi-layer CVD coating "COLORSTAR" improves the service life and reliability of tools. Coloured coating means that any signs of wear are directly visible. When cutting edges wear out over time, their surface structure changes and so does the colour too.