New York’s materials processing industries represent a broad range of sub-sectors including ceramics, chemicals, gasses, glass, metals, plastics and more. That breadth reflects the state’s highly skilled workforce, world-leading research & development, proximity to major customers and markets, and incentive programs to support new and growing businesses.
New York State's materials processing industry is creating the future
New York is at the forefront of advanced materials processing
New York is home to a wide variety of materials manufacturing businesses — from special alloys to engineering polymers, ceramics finishing operations and more. Materials produced in New York State provide the “enabling technology” for sectors such as electronics, computers, telecommunications, transportation, aerospace, medical equipment, construction and consumer products. Proximity to major markets, through an expansive transportation infrastructure, also offers efficient national and global access.
New York’s large cross-section of research, development and manufacturing activity, combined with incentive programs and a well-educated workforce, also contribute to this thriving environment. The state’s Centers for Advanced Technology (CATs) are an example of industry-university collaborative research and development that commercializes new advanced materials and increases the competitiveness of New York State companies
New York is host to many of the world’s leading materials processing companies including 3M, Alcoa, Arconic, Corning, DuPont, International Wire, Linde, Norsk Titanium, Nucor, Pactiv, and Sumitomo Rubber.
In the North Country region, Potsdam’s renowned Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at Clarkson University is the “go-to place” for companies seeking materials processing research and development and advanced, state-of-the-art, tailor-designed materials and processes. The Southern Tier features an area known as the Ceramics Corridor for its advanced ceramics processing and research operations, as well as the Cornell Center for Materials Research at Cornell University. And Western New York is home to the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology at Alfred University.