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About SiC Processing
SiC Processing is a service provider in the field of mechanical wet-cutting technologies for the wafer industry, including corresponding logistic solutions. The company specializes in preparing cutting fluids that are used to produce wafers for the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries. Cutting fluids are a viscous slurry consisting of solid silicon carbide and fluid glycol.Silicon carbide is used as a sawing agent in the wafer sawing process, where it is applied to the wiresaw in order to give it the necessary specific hardness to saw wafers. The Glycol acts a substrate for the silicon carbide as well as a coolant. Slurry must be replaced after multiple uses and then either properly disposed of or recycled.With the aid of two processes based on hydrocyclone technology, SiC recovers silicon carbide and glycol from the slurry used by wafer producers and conditions these components such that they can be reused in the sawing process. By doing so, SiC aims to provide its customers long-term cost advantages. In addition to the actual recovery and conditioning services, the SiC Group also offers logistics services for wafer manufacturers in the field of cutting fluid management. These include transport, storage and procurement of input materials and slurry.
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SiC Processing Patents
SiC Processing has filed 1 patent.
Centrifuges, Pressure vessels, Waste treatment technology, Grinding and lapping, Crystals
Centrifuges, Pressure vessels, Waste treatment technology, Grinding and lapping, Crystals
Latest SiC Processing News
Nov 11, 2019
München, 11. November 2019 - Der Insolvenzverwalter der SiC Processing GmbH hat der G&P GmbH & Co. KG in ihrer Eigenschaft als gemeinsamer Vertreter der Anleihen WKN: A1H3HQ / ISIN: DE000A1H3HQ1 zwei neue Berichte über den Fortgang des Insolvenzverfahrens über das Vermögen der SiC Processing GmbH zur Verfügung gestellt. ? Anleihegläubiger können eine Kopie der Berichte des Verwalters gegen Nachweis der Gläubigerstellung durch Übersendung eines aktuellen Depotauszuges (nicht älter als 10 Werktage) bei der G&P GmbH & Co. KG anfordern. Entsprechende Anfragen und Nachweis sind per Email zu richten an email@example.com oder per Fax an +49 89 15 98 98 22. Es wird darauf hingewiesen, dass es sich bei dem Insolvenzverfahren über das Vermögen der SiC Processing GmbH um ein nicht öffentliches Verfahren handelt. Eine Weitergabe des Berichts oder seines Inhalts ist daher nicht gestattet. Kontakt: Theatinerstraße 36
SiC Processing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was SiC Processing founded?
SiC Processing was founded in 2000.
Where is SiC Processing's headquarters?
SiC Processing's headquarters is located at Dienhof 26, Hirschau.
What is SiC Processing's latest funding round?
SiC Processing's latest funding round is Acq - Fin.
How much did SiC Processing raise?
SiC Processing raised a total of $62.72M.
Who are the investors of SiC Processing?
Investors of SiC Processing include Nordic Capital, Zouk Capital, Merrill Lynch Corporate Principal Investments Group, CC Private Equity Partners, Frog Capital and 5 more.
Who are SiC Processing's competitors?
Competitors of SiC Processing include Supercon and 4 more.
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