Baikowski® is committed to environment sustainability with ADEME
Environment sustainability is entirely part of the Baikowski® group strategy. In order to go further and faster to decarbonate our business of fine minerals, Baiskowski® France has participated to the call for application “Expedite the industrial transition” launched by The French Agency for Ecological Transition, ADEME.
ADEME has been involved in the combat against climate change and the degradation of resources for more than 30 years by supporting all stakeholders eager to achieve the France’s carbon neutrality objective in 2050. As the climate is a worldwide battle, ADEME is also involved in different actions in Europe and around the world.
Decarbonization of our production site of fine minerals in Poisy
We have been selected to take part in this experiment that will help us to accelerate the decarbonization of our production site in Poisy, Haute-Savoie, and energy transition. This opportunity to benefit from the ADEME technical and methodological expertises, combined with the subsidized support of INDDIGO, are a great step forward in our research to impact positvely the environment.
Find us at Ceramitec 2022, June 21 – 24, Hall C2 Booth 513
Meet us among more than 350 exhibitors at the meeting point for the international ceramics industry. It is a good opportunity to share expertise and make connections in just a few days! Ceramitec is also taking place at the same time as Analytica & Automatica.
We have come such a long way since the last edition of ceramitec in 2018!
Ceramitec on-site is back in Munich, Germany. We are looking forward to welcome you at our booth #513 in hall C2. A large part of our teams will be there. Indeed, R&D, sales & marketing teams from Baikowski & Mathym will be happy to help you regarding your technical challenges and projects. Let’s take advantage of the event to investigate a custom-made solution for your needs!
More than 350 exhibitors are expected at ceramitec this year. Do not hesistate to peruse the exhibitors list.
Find our new booth close to the hall C3:
You cannot wait for it? Nor can we!
Do you want to visit the fair but do not have your voucher yet? We have a limited quantity of free visitor passes!
Batt4EU is a battery-focused partnership which was initiated under the Horizon Europe Programm. This European partnership aims at reaching a competitive and sustainable industrial value-chain for batteries inside the old continent. It brings the vision to drive the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.
The BEPA stands for Battery European Partnership Association.
This association constitutes the private side of Batt4EU – the public side being the European Commission. The BEPA regroups all the battery stakeholders from the European Research Community. It was created in 2020.
Baikowski joined the BEPA in early 2021. In december 2021, there were already 180 members.
Advanced materials & manufacturing BEPA working group
The main mission of Technical Working Groups (TWGs) is to identify, prioritize and draft the Research & Innovation topics which will be submitted to the European Commission as recommendations for the next Horizon Europe Work Programs. There are six TWGs in total, in order to cover the whole value chain.
Baikowski is part of the 2nd Technical Working Group : Advanced materials and manufacturing.
By being part of the BEPA, Baikowski goes one step further into the research in the battery field.
Indeed, we are convinced that fine oxides, including high purity alumina, will play a key role in the future of the battery. This future is full of challenges; make the battery safer, smaller, last longer and increase its energy density. We believe that our products can play a part in taking up those challenges thanks to the high level of control we have on their properties.
Let’s take an example of downsizing. First of all, we highly control the particle size and size distribution of our powders. If our fine particles of Al2O3 are used as a filler or as coated layer for Li-ion battery separator, then the thickness of the Al2O3 layer is also closely monitored. In the end of the day, the thickness of the finished separator is also highly controlled and contributes to downsizing the battery cell.
Nanofillers are nanoparticles of oxides embedded into a matrix of diverse materials (polymers, resins, metal…). The “classical” nanofillers are meant to lower the cost of a material by replacing a higher value material. Furthermore, ceramic nanofillers have the benefit of strengthen the physical properties of the matrix, namely its mechanical, optical or thermal properties.
Moreover, we’ll show here a new type of nanofillers, designed for high performance applications. We are talking about the agglomerate-free nanomaterial dispersions.
Properties of innovative ceramic nanofillers
The agglomerate-free nanomaterials dispersed in various media are bringing outstanding properties:
High solid loading
Mathym® and Baikowski® are producing several nanoparticles, which can be used as nanofillers. Here are some examples including high purity alumina (Al2O3) nano-dispersions, titanium dioxide (TiO2), ceria (CeO2) and zirconia (ZrO2), as known as zilight® for Mathym:
The nanoparticles are agglomerate-free and delivered as a suspension. They are also known as nano-dispersions. Well dispersed, these nanoparticles used as nanofillers are solving some paradoxes:
Radio-opacity / High transmittance, especially for the product YbF3 of Mathym, filyxio®
Low sintering temperature / High density of the ceramic
High refractive index / Low light scattering
Hence, the upper properties find their applications in several markets such as medical, technical ceramics, electronics, optronics…
Do you want to know more about our innovative ceramic nanofillers?
Here at Baikowski, we wanted to include the QSE management system into an Integrated Management System (IMS).
This solution enables to optimize the management process consistently, efficiently and harmoniously, while bringing together the questions of quality, environment, health and security in a single system.
This system is part of a continuous improvement approach for the global performance of the company. Indeed, all the processes of the company are aligned. This approach brings an efficient answer to lots of challenges of performance of the company such as:
Adaptation to evolving markets – in some sectors and for specific customers, the ISO standards compliance is a key criterion;
Guarantee of service consistency, in accordance with the customers’ expectations;
Continuous improvement of processes;
Motivation and development of skills for all collaborators;
Improvement and security of work conditions;
Sustainable activities regarding the environmental standards;
Respect of legal and regulatory provisions.
ISO certifications achieved
Baikowski France has been certified:
ISO 45001:2018 for the health and security management at work. This standard is more complete and integrated than the OHSAS 18001 standard that we owned previously.
ISO 9001:2015 for the quality management;
ISO 14001:2015 for the environmental management.
These certificates are concerning the design, manufacturing and sale of pure mineral oxides, ammonium alum and sodium bisulphite.
Since March 2023, Baikowski has got a new certification that allows our BiNa by-product to adress the agro-food market; BiNa is resulting from our waste treatment and sustainability commitment.
ISO 22000:2018 for the compliance of our BiNa by-product with the Food Safety Management System standard.
Meet us at the Aeronautics & Space Innovative Technology Summit (AITS) Bremen, Germany… Wherever you are! Indeed, the event is fully digital this year due to global sanitary situation.
However, our sales and R&D teams are at least as engaged as if it was a physical fair. They are available at any time to answer your questions and discuss around your technical projects.
We will especially focus on Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) applications and Spinel for detection applications.
Mathym is an innovative company operating in the area of nanomaterials and specialising in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of nanodispersions. Its products are notably used in the biomedical (dental and orthopaedic) sectors, as well as for ceramic, surface coating and 3D printing applications, where they contribute to providing or reinforcing critical properties (such as radio-opacity, refractive index or durability) of composite materials. Mathym, founded in 2013, currently employs 10 persons within its R&D, production, QHSE and support functions.