NEVZ-CERAMICS

Nanostructured Сeramics

Operating Factories

Shareholders in Portfolio Company 
RUSNANO, Novosibirsk Electrovacuum Plant–Soyuz

Industry Sector 
Nanomaterials

Production Location 
Novosibirsk
Jobs to be created: 350

Investment Started:  2011

Total Budget

2.44  bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO
0.79  bln rubles

Production of nanostructured ceramics for use in a wide range of industries

NEVZ-CERAMICS will expand manufacturing of products in high demand: ceramic insulators for electric power, check valves for the oil and gas industry, armored gear and panels for armored vehicles and body protection, ceramic substrates for LEDs and other semiconductor devices, and thermoelectric modules. NEVZ-CERAMICS will also produce promising ceramic implants for advanced surgical treatment of spinal cord and joint injuries and diseases and for dentistry.

The company adds nanopowders to its ceramics to decrease the material’s porosity and increase its density. By using ultrasound compacting, a method for dry formation of nonplastic ceramic powders, it ensures mechanical stability and uniform pressed density without employing plasticizing agents. After the compacted particles have been baked using microwave sintering and passed through hot pressing and spark plasma sintering, they retain their nanostructures. Average grain size in the ceramic material is 100 nanometers.

Areas of application

  • Defense
  • Oil and gas
  • Industrial engineering
  • Power engineering
  • Orthopedics and dentistry

Market

  • Producers of electrical equipment, armored gear and equipment, equipment for the oil and gas industry, medical and laboratory equipment

Competitive advantages

  • Durable, high-strength, light-weight material
  • Controllable thermal transmission and electrical properties