Materion Advanced Chemicals

As of March 8th 2011, Materion Advanced Chemicals is the new name for CERAC, Inc., and Academy Corporation, the former subsidiaries of Williams Advanced Materials.

Since 1964, CERAC, Inc. has manufactured specialty inorganic chemicals and physical vapor deposition (PVD) materials, and is the leading manufacturer of PVD materials for optical applications in North America.

Academy Corporation, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides precious and non-precious metals, and refining services to customers in a number of technically demanding end-use markets. Its North American manufacturing capabilities include intermediate form products such as gold and silver sputtering targets, large area metallic sheet material, fine wire, and rod and powder.

Materion Advanced Chemicals brings 50 years of experience in inorganic chemicals and PVD materials, and 100+ years of experience in precious metals refining, recovery and management. The Company produces 3,000 different specialty inorganic materials and has 15 manufacturing facilities around the globe, including sputtering target bonding facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Experience, innovation, quality and commitment live at Materion Advanced Chemicals. The name change marks the next step toward unparalleled customer service.

In the UK and Ireland, P&T Consulting Ltd continues to be your first point of contact for information and pricing for Materion Advanced Chemical's range of PVD materials used in the precision optics and ophthalmics industries.

Media Contact:

Mike Pybus

P&T Consulting Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0) 1383 820135