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Morgan Thermal Ceramics :
Product quality and on-time delivery cited


Morgan Thermal Ceramics :
Morgan Thermal Ceramics recently received the “2010 Akebono Performance Excellence Award: Quality and Delivery” from Akebono Brake Corporation. Based in Kentucky, Akebono manufactures automotive brake friction materials and foundation brake assemblies for leading original equipment manufacturers. Morgan Thermal Ceramics has received this award 14 out of the last 15 years and last year achieved a 100 percent on time delivery record for the supply of ceramic engineered fibers for use in Akebono’s ceramic brake pad formulations.
According to Rob Cyrus, Akebono’s general manager for purchasing, Morgan Thermal Ceramics was selected out of a total of 265 suppliers to receive this award. The awards were given as part of Akebono’s tradition of acknowledging superior supplier performance.
The plant’s proximity to Akebono facilities ensures that necessary material is always available to meet Akebono’s daily requirements. The processed engineered fibers, in both ceramic and Superwool® insulating fiber chemistries, have superior frictional characteristics ideal for use in ceramic brake pad formulations.
“We are pleased to be selected again for this honor,” said Steve Siler, Morgan Thermal Ceramics market manager for transportation. “This accomplishment reflects our employees’ dedication to ensuring on time delivery of quality products.”
For further information, please contact:
Kristin Nugent, Tel: 617-367-0100 ext. 148
Wendy Evans, Tel: +1 706 796 4200

About Thermal Ceramics
Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced heat insulation products which are used to help reduce energy consumption in a range of industrial processes, from iron and steel production to power generation, and specialized structural fire protection. Key products include Superwool®, the leading low bio-persistent insulating fiber, insulating firebricks (IFBs) and a range of monolithic materials. The business employs some 3,000 people in more than 50 locations worldwide, with manufacturing sites in 25 countries.
Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc. Morgan Crucible is an advanced materials company that provides technically complex, bespoke solutions to its customers, enabling them to address global trends such as energy demand, healthcare and environmental sustainability. It has a world leading position in its target niche markets within sectors that include power generation, petrochemical, medical, aerospace and defense. Morgan Crucible has operations in more than 50 countries, including a significant and fast growing presence in the dynamic growth economies of the world such as China, India and Brazil. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and it is a member of the FTSE 250 index. Further information is available at

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