BTU International Ships Pusher Furnace to Customer in China

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 19, 2012— BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets, announces the shipment of a pusher furnace to a key customer in China. The furnace will be used for co-firing advanced ceramics.

“BTU’s pusher furnace is an excellent choice for customers who are looking to process a very high-volume of product with precise control of both thermal uniformity and atmosphere conditions, “said Gary Orbeck, principal engineer at BTU International. “This system, designed for co-firing, is specified for maximum temperatures up to 1700°C and features a reducing atmosphere,” added Orbeck.

Pusher furnaces from BTU are engineered for better heat efficiency and system durability. Alumina bricking, sophisticated safety controls, and advanced operational software make BTU’s pusher furnaces ideal for high performance applications. Sophisticated CAD/CAE design capability gives BTU an advantage in responding to a wide range of customer requirements. The design of BTU’s pusher furnaces optimizes customer productivity while offering maximum flexibility. The customer will be supported by BTU’s extensive network of China-based service and applications professionals.

About BTU International

BTU International is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at


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