Our purpose is to use advanced materials to make the world more sustainable, and to improve the quality of life.
Our purpose guides our actions: it underpins our work to reduce our environmental impact, informs how we treat our people, and ensures we fulfil our responsibility for good corporate governance.
We are becoming a more sustainable business while simultaneously helping our customers to also become more sustainable, through the products we design and manufacture. In line with our purpose:
- We improve the quality of life by supporting medical diagnostics with our power tubes in medical scanners. Our feedthroughs are at the core of cochlear implants and our seals are used in blood pumps. These products transform people’s lives
- Our products help keep people safe. We are proud to design fire protection in everything from cars to tunnels, and ships to oil platforms
- We design and manufacture our products to help customers save energy
- Our carbon brushes are integral to wind turbines and power generators and enable electrified rail transport, our ceramic rollers are used to make thin-film solar panels, our insulation is used in solar towers and steam turbines, and our ceramic cores are used to make more efficient industrial gas turbines. These are all products which promote a more sustainable and environmentally secure future for our planet.