Saint-Gobain’s High-Performance Refractories business acquired Spin-Works International Corp., a manufacturer of 3D-printed and extruded silicon-carbide ceramic components that improve energy efficiency, recover waste heat and reduce emissions for customers in a wide range of high-temperature industrial processes. The acquisition expands Saint-Gobain’s capabilities in the ceramic industrial burner and heat-recovery markets, especially in the steel and automotive businesses.

Spin-Works is based in North East, Pa., and has approximately 20 employees. Saint-Gobain High-Performance Refractories has 14 manufacturing facilities throughout the world, including a 230-employee operation in Worcester, Mass.