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Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland, 2010/05/18 - Details on the partnership of leading international heating systems specialist and manufacturer Ceramicx with German heating experts Freek to exhibit together at K-show, the prestigious triennial plastics industry exhibition in Dusseldorf this Autumn.
Leading international heating systems specialist and manufacturer Ceramicx is partnering with German heating experts Freek to exhibit at the prestigious triennial plastics industry exhibition in Dusseldorf this Autumn. Both companies will share an exhibition space at the K show 2010, which runs at the Dusseldorf Messe, Germany, from Wednesday October 27th to Wednesday November 3rd.
Ceramicx Founder and Managing Director Frank Wilson says ‘that we are delighted to be teaming up at K 2010 with a company of such quality as Freek. Last Autumn, Freek already wowed the plastics sector at the Fakuma show with its innovative all-in solutions for nozzle heating and SMA clamping systems “ThermoLock” and “ThermoDrive. The Freek developments in miniaturisation of manifold heaters were also extremely impressive and many more heating innovations are set to be unveiled by them and by ourselves at the Dusseldorf show this October this year.’
Freek manager Stefan Düllmann says that ‘Ceramicx is the only company on the market which manufactures the complete range of infrared heaters – long, medium and short wave. The elements are perfectly developed for each application, reasonably priced and available on short notice. Furthermore,’ adds Düllmann, ‘Ceramicx has gained a huge knowledge on all details of infrared heating. Superb technical support is always guaranteed.
Managing Director Wolfgang Kaiser urges customers of the plastics industry – such as thermoformers, packagers and others using heat-forming to attend this year’s K exhibition. ‘The world’s plastics industry and business world will be visiting Düsseldorf this Autumn. Of that there will be no doubt and Freek is looking forward very much to working the exhibition together with Ceramicx.
For some fifteen years, both Ceramicx and Freek (freek.de) have been part of a European network in industrial heating systems called EUCOPET - raising the bar for product quality and creating price competitiveness throughout the European industry. Freek reaches its 60th anniversary this year and a strong showing at K Show 2010 with Ceramicx will provide the perfect celebration.
Both companies have recently expanded: Ceramicx most recently has been working with the University of Limerick on new quality assurance and testing technology that will see the company create new markets for its industrial clients and also enable Ceramicx to develop infrared heating innovations for new consumer markets this year.
Over the course of the next few months, and via the resources of the Internet, Ceramicx will be able to put this QA database online – for the benefit of all its customers, present and future. Ceramicx believes that this is a first for the industry – and will be showing many elements of the process and benefits at the K Show 2010.
All further details from Freek, Stefan Düllmann, Marketing & Development
T +49 2373 9590-16
F +49 2373 959030
Ceramicx (ceramicx.com) was set up in 1992 and in 1994 moved into its new premises in Ballydehob, Ireland on a site previously owned by Infrared Internationale. The factory output is 98% exported. The company’s planned developments and expansion will include higher value jobs supported by increased levels of automation and know-how at our factory works. Over the past five years Ceramicx has invested in a large machinery shop, with CNC milling machines and metal cutting, shaping and finishing machinery to ensure the continuing independent manufacturing success of the company – with no dependence on outsourcing and full control of the innovation and materials used.
Ceramicx products and systems are already extensively used in a wide range of industrial and consumer areas. Whether they know it or not, the worldwide plastics and packaging industries are all key users since much of their processing equipment already contains Ceramicx heating elements or Ceramicx heating design. Thermoformed plastic products surround us all in the day to day – from butter tubs to burger boxes and from fridge linings to car door linings – and Ceramicx has played its part in the heat forming technology.
All of these elements offer an immense range of heating types and heating performance: Ceramicx makes Ceramic and Quartz emitters which range in surface temperature from 150°C (302°F) to 730°C (1346°F) and the Ceramicx Tungsten bulbs are capable of reaching in excess of 2400°C (4352°F).
Part of the Ceramicx service been to mix and match these heating options in the best interests of the customer. Founder Frank Wilson says that ‘at Ceramicx you will find a company that is not satisfied with the established standards for the industry. We have developed many new products that better fit the needs of today's manufacturer who has no choice but to be reliant on process heating. Our niche is in giving this customer a much superior product at a competitive price. In addition, the energy content of every product is a very important cost and ecological issue.’
Ceramicx logistics and delivery systems are second to none: Each day the company ships its output across the globe. The goods range from the smallest carton of around 6kgs to full pallets and containers. The company ships by road, sea and air and the requirements vary greatly for different countries: Destinations outside the EU require import documentation such as movement certificates and export documents, Certificates of Origin, Invoices and other documents – all of which the company has expert systems for.
Ceramicx also pays great attention to the packaging and safety of its goods in transit and all goods are carefully wrapped and packaged. Ceramicx uses recycled packing for all of our shipments wherever possible.
As an industrial company, a user of energy - and a producer of energy products for a multitude of other industrial companies – Ceramicx is highly aware of the new energy agenda in the world and the need for ecological and low carbon footprint products and practices. Accordingly the company is planning the construction of its own wind turbine for all its future energy use.
Submitted by Granite Consulting (Granite.ie) on behalf of Ceramicx Ireland Ltd.