CeramTec's Ceramaseal® Products Support the European Space Agency

Laurens, SC, August 14, 2007 - CeramTec North America (CTNA) is proud to be a supplier to the European Program for Global Navigation Services managed by the European Space Agency (ESA). This is the first global satellite navigation program built for civilian needs.

Working with a Swiss based Company, CeramTec's Ceramaseal® feedthroughs have been used within their high reliability clock and test set solutions for advanced satellite and space systems, which are designed for the ESA. Among these technologies is a Swiss atomic clock, the most precise time measuring device that has ever been in space.

Jason Marlin, CTNA's Corporate Marketing Manager, commented "CeramTec is proud to help enable the largest space project ever undertaken in Europe. Our Ceramaseal® products are world renowned for their unsurpassed reliability and durability in extreme applications, such as aerospace, which is why they were specified for this application."

A subsidiary of CeramTec AG, CeramTec North America is a leading manufacturer and distributor of custom-engineered, high-tech ceramics with headquarters in Laurens, S.C. CeramTec's ISO 9001:2000 processes create technical ceramic and Ceramaseal® products and subassemblies with exceptional precision, thermal stability, performance and service life. Its products are specified across a broad spectrum of applications, including electrical, electronic, structural, textile, automotive, metal cutting tools and hermetic systems.

CeramTec is entering its second century of ceramic manufacturing and has additional manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe, making it one of the premier technical ceramic companies in the world. The company's website is www2.ceramtec.com. Employment in North America is approximately 200 people. CeramTec employs nearly 2,500 people at all sites globally.

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