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.