IQS Featured Profile: International Ceramic Engineering

Ceramic Manufacturing


Founded by Merrill W. “Bud” Higgins and his two sons in 1987, International Ceramic Engineering (ICE) is a family owned and operated company that has grown significantly over the last fifteen years. When it comes to our offering of performance plastic and advanced ceramic materials, quality is ICE’s number one priority. This commitment puts our customer first and promises consistency and reliability for all of ICE’s unique products. Each product is inspected to be sure it meets quality standards throughout the process, all the way from its design to its completion, resulting in parts and products with high accuracy, precision, and repeatability.

Our commitment to quality and service, has earned us a reputation that has fueled our growth in the ceramic industry. We recently built a new manufacturing facility in Morrisville, NC to keep up with the high demand of our products. The 9,000 square foot building facilitates technical assistance services, R&D capabilities, prototype through completion manufacturing space, and a cleanroom. Our company is also now able to focus on more ways to cut costs, so customers get more bang for their buck and are in on the process every step of the way.

Our experienced and talented members of the staff are able to assist customers in finding the right materials to suit their requirements all in a cost-effective package that offers the highest value. From Boron Nitride and Silicon Carbide to Alumina Oxide and Engineered Plastics, we offer high performance materials for even the most demanding applications and strictest specifications. ICE is a one stop shop for all things ceramic and other specialty materials: Rapid Prototyping, Ceramics Manufacturing, Ceramics and Plastic Machining, we do it all. Join the International Ceramics Engineering family by putting us to work for you today and discover the true meaning quality, service and value.