We Use Advanced Technology
Making State-of-the-art Ceramic and Glass Components
For over 60 years Elan Technology has been a leader in the glass, ceramic and toll spray drying industries. Elan Technology is the largest independent U.S. company in its field producing glass preforms for hermetic seals and spacers using technical glass, ceramics, and glass-ceramic composites. Our technical glass and ceramic parts can be found in the defense industry, machinery, space exploration equipment, cell phones, refrigerators, automobiles, flashlights and numerous other applications. Our line of colored glasses is used by artists around the world in their glass sculptures and creations. We toll spray dry products used to dye the yellow thread in jeans, make gasoline, and even one that helps grass grow without harmful chemicals. Our plant was constructed in 1997 and has a 90,000 sq.ft. footprint on 22 acres. Based in Midway, GA, our manufacturing facility was constructed in 1997 specifically to create the most efficient arrangement for our manufacturing processes. Beginning in 1998, our quality system was registered to ISO-9000/QS-9000 and then ISO/TS-16949 in 2005.
Elan Technology glass preforms, produced from hundreds of proprietary electronic glass compositions, are used in a variety of applications to form hermetic glass-to-metal seals. Additionally, our glass materials are offered as milled and spray dried powder. Our glass preforms are used in the medical, defense, aerospace, lighting, automotive and micro-electronics industries. We provide customers with engineering support for material selection and preform design. We also have the capability to develop custom glass materials for a specific customer application.
Technical ceramics are increasingly finding more uses in demanding applications. As a ceramics manufacturer with over 65 of experience, Elan Technology offers a variety of ceramic materials such as alumina, steatite, zirconia, cordierite and mullite. Our materials are used for wear resistant parts, insulators and ceramic inserts for industrial applications. Whether for a demanding aerospace application or simple heat resistant spacer, we offer a material for any application.
Glass Ceramic Composite
Our special glass-ceramic composite material has been adopted by many of our customers as a replacement for traditional ceramics in certain applications. Eliminating the need for brazing, the Elan 46 material provides proven performance, while lowering manufacturing costs. While metallizing and brazing are no longer required, 46 glass can withstand metallizing or brazing up to 700°C, if the customer so chooses without effecting hermiticity. The 46 has variable coefficient of thermal expansion from 110 to 220 (×10-7 in/in/°C).
Origin Glass, a division of Elan Technology, Inc., produces high quality borosilicate glass for artistic applications. Offering a wide range of brilliant colors used by hobbyist and professional artists, our Borostix can be found in studios throughout the world. All of our colors are available from our various distributors located throughout North America and around the globe.
We provide contract or toll spray drying services to companies in a variety of industries such as catalysts, pigments, detergents and ceramics. We process millions of pounds of material annually. Experienced engineers work with each customer to optimize the process in order to achieve the highest product quality. We can support small developmental projects as well as large volume production. We offer a wide range of storage, mixing, packaging and atomization options, giving us the flexibility to customize our processes to meet any customer requirement.
We maintain a complete machine shop to support tool and die fabrication for all of our presses. In addition, our experts in machining technology assist our customers by providing a variety of services. We can machine most materials, including all tool steels, aluminum, ceramics, carbide, and plastics.
Over 60 Years Of True Craftsmanship
Largest Independent US Company In Our Field
We Create and Customize For All Applications