UCM Group PLC
21 February 2001
UCM Group PLC
('UCM' or the 'Group')
Further investment in leading edge advanced ceramic
UCM, the leading provider of specialty chemical products,
is pleased to announce that the board have approved
expenditure for the second phase expansion of its advanced
ceramic materials plant at Stafford in the UK.
Capacity will be increased by 50 per cent. in order to
satisfy the increasing demand for its range of powders.
Expenditure is projected to be approximately £1 million and
will be met from the Group's existing facilities.
The expansion project will give steadily increasing
additional capacity until final completion in the first half
UCM's advanced ceramic materials are principally micronised
zirconia powders, essential to the emerging technical
ceramics market. The materials have unique properties that
are being adopted in a variety of new technologies and
applications. UCM has developed a range of powders
ultimately used in the manufacture or development of oxygen
sensors in automotive applications, fuel cells, fibre optic
connectors and wear resistant components for engineering.
Commenting on the expansion plan, Bob Hughes, Chief
Executive said; 'The investment in additional production
facilities for advanced ceramic materials reflects the
success of the Group in responding to the demands of
customers from around the world to use our products in
exciting new technologies.'
UCM Group PLC 01785 223122
Bob Hughes, Chief Executive
Melvyn Fookes, Finance Director
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Notes to Editors
UCM manufactures a range of specialist ceramic products.
Standard zirconia is principally used in the manufacture of
high integrity refractory products, which are used in the
production of steel, magnesia products are used in the
manufacture of heating elements for the industrial and
domestic appliance markets and advanced ceramic materials
with a variety of technical applications.
For further information on the UCM Group visit its web site