26 — Petroceramics
Superpowers of materials
Petroceramics, established in 2003 as a spinoff from the Faculty of Geology at the Università degli Studi in Milan, has been working for over 15 years on a process called Liquid Silicon Infiltration (LSI). It plays a key role in the development and production of carbon ceramics for aerospace and automotive applications and in all those sectors requiring superpower materials usable in extreme conditions and very high temperatures. One of its principal R&D activities concerns a carbo-ceramic for the production of brake discs and friction pad materials, made in collaboration with Brembo.
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