We know electric heating technology
Kanthal has provided industry-leading electric heating technology to the world since 1931, when metallurgist Hans von Kantzow founded the company based on his discovery of the FeCrAl (iron-chrome-aluminum) alloy.
The initial FeCrAl alloy has been followed by more groundbreaking resistance material inventions. We were the first company to offer molybdenum discilicide (MoSi2) heating elements, and we also have silicon carbide (SiC) heating elements in our portfolio.
Over the years we’ve built the largest product range of resistance heating solutions for industrial applications on the market. Our ability to develop and melt specific alloys and convert them into wire, strip, tubes and plates allows us to offer heating materials as well as heating elements and complete heating solutions to our customers.
Wherever you look, you’ll find an application that was made possible by a Kanthal® product. Whether for traditional industries such as glass, ceramics, aluminum and steel, or ESG (environmental, social, governance) industries such as producers of solar cells, semiconductors and lithium-ion batteries, we help secure an efficient and fossil-free heating process.
We create innovative solutions together with customers
Innovation is at the core of Kanthal, and each year we invest 2 percent of our turnover in R&D. As great ideas are often born in collaboration with others, we take part in many projects together with universities, research institutes and customers to find new solutions to challenges that may not even exist yet. This way, we ensure that we remain the No. 1 heating solution provider and that our solutions are aligned with new trends.
Innovation is also about fine-tuning existing operations. We have the whole production chain in-house, from melt to finished product, giving us unique control of the end product in terms of quality and uniformity. During our 90-plus years in operation we’ve been able to perfect our processes.
We care about people and our planet
Sustainable business is vital for our future growth and success. Our 2030 Sustainability Goals, shared with the Sandvik Group, in the areas of Climate, Circularity, People and Fair Play are in place to help us make the shift to a more sustainable business.
We also make a difference by improving our customers’ sustainability performance. With our help in electrifying their heating processes, our customers can reduce their CO2 emissions while cutting their energy costs.
The opportunity to make real change is a common reason why people like working at Kanthal. Every employee at Kanthal is part of making this transition possible, which is why our people are our most valuable asset. We aim for an inclusive work environment and a diversified workforce, since we know that a mix of views, experiences and backgrounds helps us excel.
We accelerate electrification for a sustainable future
Climate change is an imminent threat to all of us these days, and many industries are focusing on how to reach the ambitious emission targets set by policy makers around the globe.
Kanthal’s electric heating technology can play a vital role in minimizing industries’ carbon footprint. From experience we know that electricity can replace fossil fuels in all heating processes. Besides reducing CO2 and thermal NOx and SOx emissions, benefits of electric heating include improved efficiency, temperature control and work environment.
Our ambition is to continue the path of electric heating technology to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.