KRAHN Chemie and OTEC commencing with cooperation in the ceramics sector


KRAHN Chemie Deutschland GmbH has entered into a technology partnership with OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH, one of the leading providers in the field of slide grinding.

The goal of the cooperation is to offer manufacturers of ceramic components and work pieces solutions for the finishing of surfaces on the basis of their bundled know-how. The cooperation territory will initially encompass the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Since 1996, the OTEC company has been developing and producing machine concepts for surface processing that enable the smoothing, polishing, deburring, rounding and precision finishing of ceramic or metal pasts at a level of quality that could only be achieved through manual processing to date. The result of the finishing effect depends not only on the correct use of the machines, but also on the selection of the process and treatment media, and is thus a highly complex matter. The application areas are varied. For ceramic materials, besides design applications like watches and jewelry, these also include ceramic components used in the automotive, textile, or mechanical engineering industries, among others. In addition, finishing is also required, for example, in medicine for dentures and implants.

“With OTEC, we have found a partner that is expert in a field and distinguishes itself through innovation and dynamism. Like the recently implemented acquisition of eMBe Products & Service GmbH, the partnership with OTEC pursues our strategy of expanding our consultation portfolio and accompanying customers in their entire value-creation process. It is ultimately the process step of finishing, also for ceramic materials, that is often indispensable for achieving the desired properties. In the highly modern technology center of OTEC, we work together to develop solutions for these individual customer requirements with the help of series of experiments,” says Dr. Stefan Stolz, Business Segment Manager Technical Ceramics, KRAHN Chemie Deutschland GmbH.

Soran Jota, Managing Director of OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH, comments: “The choice of the right slide grinding machine, of the grinding body, and of the appropriate treatment medium is of enormous importance for a successful end result. The cooperation with KRAHN makes it possible for us to address the needs of customers in the ceramics segment even better. The extensive market knowledge, access to the market, as well as the existing raw material and processing competence make KRAHN the ideal partner.”