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Hannover, April 24, 2009

CeramTec-ETEC’s Ceramic Ball Valve again one of the Award Winners.

Ceramic Ball Valve again one of the Award Winners at the Hannovermesse 2009
Award for the ceramic/steel ball valve at the Hanover Fair 2009: Dipl.-Kfm. Norbert Rulands, CeramTec-ETEC’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, receives the Award Certificate from iF Manager Frank Zierenberg.

Now the secret has been disclosed: On the occasion of the opening of the Hanover Fair on April 20th, 2009, the jury selected 28 prize winners for the iF material award among the proposals sent in by 98 different candidates. The products awarded were exhibited during the special show “material TRENDS” as part of the Hanover fair.

CeramTec-ETEC’s Ceramic Ball Valve again one of the Award Winners
CeramTec-ETEC’s Ceramic Ball Valve again one of the Award Winners

CeramTec-ETEC GmbH had submitted a new product of in-house development. The ceramic/steel ball valve is a combination of high-quality materials: a valve ball made of steel with a passage area protected by the high-performance ceramic material ALOTEC guarantees maximum wear protection, whereas the steel body absorbs the driving power. In comparison to customary solutions, this hard-wearing material combination helps reducing costs to a very great extent – due to a reduction of wear, downtimes can be notably reduced, and contamination of the conveyed material can be minimized. The jury emphasized particularly the fact that CeramTec-ETEC’s ball valve ideally meets the requirements of the new evaluation criterion “sustainability”.

With this new and innovative product, CeramTec-ETEC expands its complete system of fix and flexible components of pipelines with high-performance wear protection by a further essential component, and therefore nearly seamless safety within the complete system can be ensured.

CeramTec-ETEC’s representants are proud of winning this award, which was handed over during the ceremony to the Director of Marketing and Business Development, Dipl.-Kfm. Norbert Rulands who gladly accepted it.

iF has become internationally renowned by means of the “iF design award” which has been organised since 1954 on a yearly basis. It is considered to be one of the most important design competitions worldwide. Whoever is awarded the coveted iF label either in the range of “iF product design award”, “iF communication design award” or “iF material award” by the professional and international jury, is considered to belong to the best ones in his particular line of business.

CeramTec-ETEC has a leading position worldwide as a supplier of top technological solutions for industrial wear and corrosion protection, based on high-performance ceramics, as well as for ceramic components for ballistic protection.