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IPS Ceramics - 2021: A Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2021: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-12-2021

Each year, we publish a retrospective of the year that’s passed and everything that happened throughout it. You can read our look backs at our 10th Anniversary Year and the Year that Covid Hit here. In comparison, 2021 has been slightly less eventful. However, that doesn’t mean it’s been quiet. Korf Audio Ceramic Headshell [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="5636"] Representing years of research and development between IPS Ceramics and Korf Audio, 2021 saw the official release of Korf Audio’s HS-A02 Ceramic…

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

Posted by Tom Evans on 24-11-2021

The modern history of the UK ceramic industry is rarely told outside of Staffordshire and is mostly comprised of anecdotes from people who were there. One of these people is Bob Kelly, the man who set up the first US branch of a UK kiln furniture manufacturer, a branch which would eventually become IPS Ceramics USA. Sitting down with him at the IPS office, we asked him how he set the branch up and what it was like to run.…

IPS Ceramics Case Study - Korf Audio's Ceramic Headshell

IPS Case Study: Korf Audio’s Unrivalled Ceramic Headshell

Posted by Tom Evans on 15-11-2021

IPS Ceramics and Korf Audio have worked together to make the HS-A02 Ceramic Headshell, a unique fully ceramic headshell for record players. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="5603,5604"] A high-end analogue audio set-up depends on having high-quality components which provide a sturdy platform, allowing for the accurate reproduction of a LP record’s tiny grooves without any distortion or loss. Take, for example, the headshell of a record player, the component that holds the pick-up cartridge and its stylus as it touches the…

IPS Ceramics is Proud to Support City Dogs Home

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Support City Dogs Home

Posted by Tom Evans on 09-11-2021

IPS Ceramics have donated £100 to City Dogs Home, a charity dedicated to rehoming dogs-in-need throughout Staffordshire and the West Midlands. IPS fundraises for local charities through our weekly Dress Down Friday. All participating employees donate £1 a week which is collated and saved until we have a full £100; this money is then donated to a local charity and the saving starts again. This time, we donated to the City Dogs Home. The City Dogs Home was set up…

IPS Ceramics and Red Street Condors - Looking Good

IPS Ceramics and the Red Street Condors: Looking Good!

Posted by Tom Evans on 04-11-2021

IPS Ceramics, sponsors of the Red Street Condors (a local under-13's football team), were presented with a framed copy of the team’s new shirt by team manager Nikki Rackham. [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="5537"] The Red Street Condors are a local under-13’s football team based in Chesterton, Staffordshire, who play in the North Staffs Junior Youth League. IPS’ sponsorship has allowed them to update the design of their kit and provide a full kit to all of their players. The kit,…

Explaining Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Explaining Cordierite Kiln Furniture

Posted by Callum on 28-08-2021

The term “kiln furniture” describes a range of products used by many industries to support items during heat treatment processes. If you have a ceramic item that needs firing in a kiln or furnace, you will probably need kiln furniture to ensure it keeps its shape, doesn’t break during firing, and don’t stick to/damage your kiln. IPS offers an immensely popular range of kiln furniture products made from cordierite. What types of products are in the range, what do they…

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Established in its present form in 2009, IPS Ceramics evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high-temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise. Today’s IPS team collectively boasts 250+ years of experience in ceramic technology, including design, material selection/specification and manufacturing. We can rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application or a whole host of manufacturing, engineering and laboratory demands.

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