Foundation of Drache Keramikfilter Produktions GmbH specialised in the production, development, and sales of technologies and filters for foundries as well as environmental protection
Drache Keramikfilter Produktions-GmbH became Drache Umwelttechnik GmbH
A new focus
The company shifts its focus fully onto ceramic foam filters for aluminium DC casting as well as aluminium, iron, and steel foundries
The first roller kiln
The roller kiln for casthouse filter production was successfully put in operation
Expansion of production with a new factory building for the design and production of fused silica parts and corresponding systems such as filter boxes and launder systems
Foundation of Drache USA in North Carolina, USA
Foundation of Drache Russland in Siberia, Russia
Foundation of Drache Middle East in Sharjah, UAE
Successful start-up of a new high-temperature batch furnace for foundry filters
Expansion of production for fused silica precast shapes
New product line
Introduction of the product lines for Drache Boron Nitride (DBN) and Drache Calcium Silicate (DKS)
The second roller kiln
The second roller kiln was successfully added to the manufacturing line for casthouse filters
What is my favourite task as Managing Director? When we master challenges effectively and make our customer’s processes more efficient with our products. This is a real pleasure for me, and it is what makes us successful.
To provide you with the highest quality standards, we constantly develop our own products further, in collaboration with institutes and research facilities. As early as 1989, we introduced the original duplex filter, which combines two porosities in one filter. Other established in-house developments include the Ceralu® Al2O3 filter, the Cerazirk ®ZrO2 filter, the Cerapor® LDNG filter, and the Cerasic® SiC filter.
In the area of pre-cast ceramic shapes, Drache Fused Silica and Fused Silica Fine are two of our proven solutions. These materials are also manufactured in-house.
As a future-oriented company, it is important to us that our customers and working staff be treated with respect. A sustainable treatment of the environment and its resources is a top priority for us.
Emission and noise-level measurements are performed on a regular basis to protect the health of our employees and ensure compliance with German and European directives.
We are responsible and energy-efficient in our work. For Example, we use the excess heat of our large furnaces for other processes.
Drache Umwelttechnik GmbH
Drache USA Inc.
1001 Springwood Ave., Unit 4B
Gibsonville, NC 27249
Drache Middle East
P.O. Box 42166
Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates