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Dave Street, Commercial Coordinator runs the Oxford half marathon

Posted by Liam Morgan on 11-10-2018

Dave Street, Commercial Coordinator, has recently ran the Oxford half marathon for his chosen charity – The Haywood Foundation. With an impressive time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 7 seconds (in his first ever half marathon), Dave completed the run and was greeted by his wife Ruth at the finish line. Dave took up running 18 months ago and has since developed a strong passion for running and has made great “strides” during this time and in preparing to run this…

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IPS Ceramics attending Ceramitec 2018

Posted by Liam Morgan on 13-02-2018

Meet IPS Executives at Ceramitec in April Sales director Phil Green, Operations director Ian Wright and Business Manager Alan Keenan will be in attendance throughout the show at this year’s Ceramitec exhibition (10-13 April 2018, Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany). IPS will be promoting cordierite kiln furniture and a wide range of associated products. [gallery size="medium" ids="2424,2618,2420"] IPS cordierite ceramics are not only used in the ceramic industry itself – in the major sectors such as sanitaryware, tableware, technical ceramics…

IPS Ceramics new range of Silicon Carbide Heating Elements IPS Ceramics

IPS Ceramics new range of Silicon Carbide Heating Elements

Posted by Liam Morgan on 07-02-2018

Furnace designers, manufacturers and users will all be interested to see the new range of silicon carbide (SiC) heating elements from IPS Ceramics, the technical ceramics specialist with bases in the UK, USA and Asia. This type of heating element is widely used in many high temperature electric furnaces, as well as in other electric heating devices. The new range of IPS heating elements are manufactured from recrystallised high-purity alpha silicon carbide (SiC), which is a superb performer in high…

IPS Ceramics director Ian Wright celebrates 40 years of service IPS Ceramics

IPS Ceramics director Ian Wright celebrates 40 years of service

Posted by Liam Morgan on 24-01-2018

IPS Ceramics has great pleasure in congratulating operations director, Ian Wright, on his recent completion of 40 years of service. Ian joined kiln furniture manufacturer Hewitt Refractories back in 1977, initially working in technical and quality control roles and then progressing to senior production management roles. When Hewitt Refractories became part of Dyson Group, Ian was appointed as manufacturing manager for the two kiln furniture production sites in Stoke on Trent, and eventually became manufacturing manager for Dyson Group in…

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IPS Ceramics shows the way

Posted by Liam Morgan on 22-01-2018

In recent months, IPS Ceramics has been running a dress-down Friday at its North Staffordshire headquarters, and all employees have been donating a £1 every week towards a rolling fund for a designated charity. So far, £130 has been raised and on this occasion the sum has been donated in aid of the Guide dogs for the Blind Association. Sales director Phil Green commented: “The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association does fantastic work and, as with the other charities we…

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IPS Ceramics announces Alumina Tubes

Posted by Liam Morgan on 08-01-2018

Alumina is the most widely used technical ceramic and is the material of choice in about 80% of engineering applications due to its excellent combination of properties. Fired at over 1600°C (2900°F) to give a fully dense ceramic, alumina exhibits high mechanical strength and stiffness that is retained at elevated temperature. Alumina tubes and rods are used in a wide variety of applications across numerous user industries as a cost-effective yet high-performance solution. The combination of key properties makes them…