CTS Awarded Eurostars Grant to Develop Lead-Free Next Generation Piezoelectric Material
Lisle, IL – CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) along with the strategic partner (Entekno Materials, Turkey), has secured funding from Eurostars for the development of “Environmentally Friendly Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramic Material.”
Eurostars is an EU-funded grant system for selected innovative product development, and only funds project with high commercial impact. Currently, virtually all commercially available piezoelectric ceramic materials are lead-based, and RoHS exemption on lead-based piezoelectric ceramic materials is at risk of future elimination. Initially funded through CTS’ internal innovation platform with continuation through Eurostars program, CTS will co-develop a class of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics that can potentially be a drop-in replacement for current lead-based systems.
Developed lead-free material will have target properties to achieve close to drop-in replacement of current lead-based piezoelectric materials. The project involves CTS Albuquerque and Kvistgård facilities’ collaboration and a strategic partnership with Entekno Materials. This project builds upon CTS’ past success in developing high-performance textured piezoelectric ceramic materials (for the defense market) to improve our strategic position in the commercial marketplace.
CTS (NYSE: CTS) is a leading designer and manufacturer of products that Sense, Connect, and Move. The company manufactures sensors, actuators, and electronic components in North America, Europe, and Asia. CTS provides solutions to OEMs in the aerospace, communications, defense, industrial, information technology, medical, and transportation markets.
For more information on CTS Corporation, please visit www.ctscorp.com.
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