Based on the engineering con­sult­ant Pritzkow, existing since 1990, the company Pritzkow Spezialkeramik was founded 1994. The focus is development and design of lightweight struc­tures made of ceramics for applica­tions oper­at­ing at high tem­per­a­tures under extreme con­di­tions. For the devel­op­ment of the oxide/oxide ceramic matrix com­po­site with the trade­mark “Keramikblech” (sheet ceramic) the com­pany founder Walter Pritzkow received 1995 the Techtextil-Innovation Award from the inter­na­tional Techtextil committee.

Since more than 10 years complex com­ponents based on “Keramikblech” were devel­oped and produced by cus­tomers request. Some of these compo­nents are since more than 10.000 hours suc­cess­fully in long term opera­tion.

Since 2001 the further devel­opments of oxide/oxide ceramic matrix compo­sites were done in close coopera­tion with Fraunhofer Institut für Silicat­forschung. Additionally the material testing is supported by University Bremen, University Wuppertal, Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoff­mechanik and Berner Fachhochschule TI.

Since more than 10 years Walter Pritzkow is member of the DGM/DKG working group “Verstärkung keramischer Werk­stoffe” (rein­force­ment of ceramic materials). The latest devel­op­ments were presented at national and inter­national con­fer­ences.

Since more than 5 years the partner com­pany InovaCeram is producing serial com­po­nents. InovaCeram has good com­petences in furnace com­po­nents like furnace doors, slide plates, sintering aids. Several users are working with these compo­nents under extreme con­ditions with long lifetimes.