Kanthal AB manufactures heating elements and systems for industrial furnaces and processes. Its products includes heating materials, precision wires, special alloys, bimetals, ceramic fibres, radiant tubes, high temperature elements and heating systems. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Hallstahammar, Sweden.
Sandvik Thermal Process, Inc. manufactures thermal processing systems and heating elements for the semiconductor processing, research, and industrial markets. The company's products include furnace systems, insulation materials, gas systems, and cantilever loading systems. It also provides support services including installation and repair. The company was founded by William McEntire on February 18, 1981 and is headquartered in Sonora, CA.