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Schunk Carbon Technology

Development, manufacture and application of carbon and ceramic solutions

  • High temperature applications

    The UniGrid modular CFC charge carrier system is just one of many product solutions from Schunk Carbon Technology perfectly designed for high-temperature processes. We provide solutions for furnace construction, heat treatment, the glass industry, analytical technology and for applications in semiconductor and solar manufacturing.

  • Components for smooth processes

    When friction, heat and aggressive or abrasive media are involved, they're simply reliable – Seal, bearing and pump components from Schunk Carbon Technology meet all our customers' expectations when it comes to sealing technology, the chemical and petrochemical industries, mechanical and system engineering, energy and supply engineering and many more: smooth processes.

  • Electric current transfer

    Perfection in electric current transfer is exhibited by carbon brushes from Schunk Carbon Technology. From intelligent brushes with stop motion mechanisms in power tools to millions of installed solutions for motor management, we offer custom-tailored technologies for just about every industrial application.

  • IntrinSiC® – 3D printing of ceramic components

    For the first time, large and complex ceramic components can be manufactured flexibly, in a timely manner and with optimum quality through 3D printing with IntrinSiC®. It's a pioneering process which opens up new possibilities in the application of high-performance ceramics.

  • Semiconductor solutions

    As a company of Schunk Carbon Technology, Xycarb Ceramics is a globally leading specialist in quartz, graphite and high-performance ceramic technology for the semiconductor and LED industries and in wafer processing.

  • Schunk Smart Charging®

    With Schunk Smart Charging®, Schunk Carbon Technology makes economical and reliable driving possible for battery-operated buses. Our efficient charging system enables smaller batteries and improves the relationship between battery size, passenger load and range.

At the Schunk Carbon Technology division, we develop and manufacture components made of carbon, graphite, carbon fiber-reinforced carbon (CFC), silicon carbide, aluminum oxide and quartz. Our experts are local to you in 38 locations across the globe. Divided into business units, Schunk Carbon Technology bundles its expertise according to the area of application of its products and market requirements.

Mechanical Carbon

Schunk develops and produces sealing rings, sliding bearings and pump components made of graphite and carbon materials, as well as SiC. The business unit's products are used in sealing technology, as well as in machines, assemblies and systems in many industrial areas, such as the chemical and petrochemical industries, energy and supply engineering, the pharmaceutical and foodstuff industries, aviation and shipping and many more.

High Temperature Applications

Wherever high temperatures place extreme requirements on material properties, products from Schunk are the first choice, whether it's in furnace construction, heat treatment, glass processing, the manufacture of semiconductors and solar cells or in analytical technology. In addition to graphite, we produce components made of carbon-reinforced carbons (CFC). A leader in the cleaning and coating (SiC, pyrocarbon etc.) of graphites and CFC, we are able to offer extremely pure and high-resistance products.

Home Appliance

Carbon brushes from Schunk are "driving forces" around the world in household appliances, power tools, gardening equipment, toys and in the after market as well. Thanks to our highly capable development department and comprehensive testing equipment, our carbon brushes meet the most stringent application and quality demands.

Current Transmission

Schunk is the expert in safe and reliable electric current transmission across a broad spectrum of industrial applications. From rail technology to wind power plants to power generation and supply, our carbon brushes, sliding strips, grounding systems, retainer systems, conductor bands, switching contacts and many other products ensure fault-free electric current transmission all around the globe.  


As a component and development partner of the automotive industry, Schunk provides components for electric current transmission and tribologically high-load sliding bearings and sealing elements made of carbon graphite, graphite and silicon carbide for comfortable and safe mobility. With several hundred million carbon brushes in electric motors for starters, fans, gasoline pumps, window regulators etc. annually, we are the global leader in understanding the complex requirements of the automotive industry and meeting them with precision. We are already able to offer our customers fully developed solutions such as sliding contacts and grounding contacts for electrical drives.


Schunk is the innovative specialist for ceramic materials and components made of silicon carbide (SiC) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) used in thermal processing technology, furnace and system construction and process engineering, among other things in burners for direct and indirect heating and for burning aids. Thanks to its outstanding features, our SiC is also used in ballistic protection.

Micro Electronics

Schunk develops and produces custom-tailored materials and components for the production of semiconductors and LEDs. Our solutions using graphite, ceramic and quartz are impressive thanks to their optimum purity and high temperature- and corrosion-resistance.

Transit Systems

Whether it's for driving high-speed trains or in efficient charging processes for electrically driven buses, Schunk is the leader in technology. Our current collectors, third-rail systems and sliding strips are cutting edge technology in electric current transmission for rail traffic available nowhere else in the world. With Schunk Smart Charging®, we ensure emission-free travel for electrically driven buses in local public transport.

Learn more about Schunk Smart Charging®