CoorsTek Introduces CeraPure™ Ceramics for Medical Components

New family of ceramic materials combines high purity, durability and USP Class VI compatibility for wide range of medical and surgical applications.

Golden, CO, December 15, 2007 --( CoorsTek, one of the world’s largest technical ceramics manufacturers, today officially announced introduction of its new CeraPure™ line of ceramic materials developed specifically for medical and surgical applications. Including alumina, zirconia and zirconia toughened alumina, all CeraPure materials are USP Class VI compatible.

These ceramic materials also offer superior dielectric strength, thermal stability, strength, hardness and insulating capabilities over traditional non-ceramic medical component materials. Applications include electro-surgical, laser systems and fluid handling.

“An aging population desiring a more active lifestyle has driven medical manufacturers to innovate and improve performance,” states CoorsTek Executive Vice President, Mark Chenoweth. “Our CeraPure ceramics are designed to accommodate many of the market’s next-generation requirements,” he continued.

For more information about CeraPure medical ceramics, please visit, send an e-mail to, or call +1.732.833.5067. To navigate directly to their medical page, use

About Implantable Ceramics
CoorsTek does not provide ceramic materials or components for implantable medical devices. For more information about implantable components, please contact C5 Medical Werks at +1.970.683.7900 or visit their website at

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More about CoorsTek…
Established in 1910, CoorsTek is one of the largest technical ceramics manufacturers in the world and serves customers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. CoorsTek supplies critical components and complete assemblies for medical, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication, and other high-technology applications. Utilizing advanced material technologies, the company’s engineered solutions enable its customers’ products to overcome technological barriers and improve performance. For more information about CoorsTek, please visit the Company’s website at

CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
Harrison Hartman
Perry Goldberg
Tel: +1.732.330.2644