Presentation on theme: "1 Advanced Materials. 2 Material Research in the Czech Republic Material characterisation and testing Thin layers and coatings Microstructural technology."— Presentation transcript:
2 Material Research in the Czech Republic Material characterisation and testing Thin layers and coatings Microstructural technology Ceramic and glass materials, and cements Synthetic fibres Plastics processing Metalurgy Paper production Analysis made by TC AV ČR
3 Crytur – One of the Czech Material Manufacturers Proprietary materials - single crystals - are processed to high value products by precision grinding and polishing, deposition of dielectric layers and clean room assembly. Major directions: scintillation materials and detectors, detection units for electron microscopy, laser rods and other laser components, crystal based precision optics including dielectric layers, and sapphire profiles.
4 Company Profile 55 employees Turnover 2,5 mil. EUR/year Average turnover growth 15% yearly in the last 10 years Production 20% in CZK, 55% in EUR, 25% in USD Niche applications requiring strong research. Research expenses ca 25% of the turnover. Value added about 70%.
5 Materials Grown Garnets YAG and LuAG, perovskites YAP, silicates LSO and YSO Dopants: Ce, Nd, Tm, V, Yb, Pr, Er, Cr
6 Detection Units for Electron Microscopy Single crystals for BSE detection in electron microscopy – Crytur has a majority of the word market Portfolio expansion from crystals to complete detection systems New clean-room facilities
12 Research in Crytur Large extent of research (25% of turnover), due to short product life-time (ca 5 years). Czech Republic reasearch environment: 1) Research expenses are double tax-deductible, or 2) Governmental research subsidy (program TIP) Low participation of the Czech companies in the EU programs, even compared to the „new“ EU countries.
13 Crytur has a long contractual collaboration with ca 10 university groups. Collaboration example: „Nanoscintillation Materials“ – collaboration of 5 university groups for 4 years. Crytur is just end user, total budget 1,8 mil. EUR. Idea behind project: When scintillator particles are smaller than 1/10 of the emitted wavelength, standard optics laws do not apply. Research Collaboration
14 Crytur sales (in EUR) increased six-folds in the last 10 years – large investments necessary. Investments corresponding to 20% of the turnover in 2006-2010 – EU subsidy on investments ca 50%. Investment subsidy available through CzechInvest up to 2013. Condition: Production of newly developed product – available even for foreign companies Investment Activity
15 Summary Extent of material research corresponds to a strong industry share on the Czech GDP. It is supported with governmental and EU incentives. Crytur has a strong position in single crystal manufacturing, in particular in imaging with ionising particles.