Our History

October 1891

1891

Union Carbide formed to produce Carbon and Graphite for Lighting & Electric Motor Applications

March 1946

1946

Quartz Tubing Developed for GE Lighting

June 1957

1957

Development of BN, TiB2 and Hot- Pressed Shapes

January 1963

1963

Union Carbide acquires High Temperature Materials Company

September 1963

1963

Developed Arc Fusion for Quartz Crucibles

September 1968

1968

Fused First 7,200-pound Quartz Ingot

September 1974

1974

Developed Crystal for BN and TiB2 Industry Powder

September 1974

1974

First Large- Diameter Semiconductor Tubing Produced

September 1980

1980

Developed Quartz Fiber Optic Applications

September 1984

1984

Introduction of First Pyrolytic BN & Graphite Heater

September 1993

1993

Advanced Ceramics formed from Union Carbide

September 2002

2002

Advanced Ceramics Corporation acquired by the GE Quartz division of GE Specialty Materials

September 2006

2006

Created i21™ ingot for leading-edge semiconductor applications

September 2006

2006

GE Advanced Materials becomes Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

September 2017

2017

Introduced Pur Q® vials: the world’s first fused quartz vial for pharmaceutical packaging

September 2020

2020

Momentive Technologies separates from Momentive Performance Materials as a stand-alone company

December 2022

2022

Acquired CoorsTek Crucibles to expand capability in the Semiconductor industry

Launched Pur Q® fused quartz vials in SG-EZfill® packaging