Cooperation for the Sustainable Production of Silicon Carbide

ESK-SIC GmbH, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) materials, and Kyocera, a global technology company specialized in manufacturing technical ceramics and semiconductor technologies, announced that they have entered a strategic partnership.

ESK-SIC and Kyocera have defined developing solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide and the associated products as the goal of their collaboration. By-products and end-of-life ceramics would be recycled using RECOSiC technology to produce raw materials specifically tailored to various end applications. “Compared to currently available SiC raw materials on the market in terms of material science aspects, while minimizing the carbon footprint of the process, the RECOSiC recycling technology brings a technological upgrade,” the press release said.

In line with Kyocera, the partnership between both companies aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the entire silicon carbide value chain. This would involve developing new manufacturing technologies, optimizing production processes, researching innovative applications and establishing circular economy principles for recycling SiC materials.

Silicon carbide is recognized as a key material for a wide application range in various industries, including the branches electronics and automotive industries as well as energy supply. “The unique properties of SiC, such as extreme hardness, good thermal resistance and low wear, make it an indispensable material in modern high-conductivity applications.”

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 25, Photo : Fraunhofer IKTS/Kyocera)