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Ivortec GmbH

ABOUT US

Ivortec - Cleantech Development

Ivortech GmbH is a spin-out of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany 

Ivortec produces synthetic ivory through a patented, proven manufacturing process. This new material is non-allergenic and environment-friendly and is produced from existing raw materials that are bio-degradable

The first concert grand piano using this ivory was presented and played at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart on the 16th July 2019

Markets

Application Examples

Musical Instruments

Pianos, violin bows, guitars and many others

Functional - Skin Contact

Cutlery/knife handles, writing instruments, jewellery

Elegant Surfaces

Automotive/yacht internal finishing, furniture, lamps, ornaments

 

The new material absorbs moisture as with natural ivory

NEWS

2019 - 2021

The event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute, featuring the first Sauter grand piano fitted with Ivortec synthetic ivory keytops 

 

July 2019 company established
August 2019 – Serial production – the key tops are in use and further products are on their way
November 2019 – Further product development and marketing starts

 

Press Articles (in German)::

2019-09-09 nmz

2019-09-09 crescendo

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Carl Sauter Pianofortemanufaktur is the oldest manufacturer of pianos still active in the world. From 2021 onwards, Sauter pianos are available with Ivortec keytops

200 Years Sauter

 

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