Have you ever wondered where the name Steatite comes from?

What does Steatite mean?

With bold Red branding and rather unusual name, Steatite certainly stands out. But have you ever wondered where that name comes from and what it means?

Here’s the answer.

Steatite (pronounced Ste-a-tite) is a type of metamorphic mineral rock that has a number of useful qualities, such as high resistance to heat. In 1938 the company was established as a supplier of Steatite to be used as an insulator within electrical components. It is this material that gives the company its distinctive name.

Over the years the business has grown and diversified, becoming highly specialised in a number of advanced technology sectors. Today Steatite is an innovator and major provider of cutting-edge technologies with a proud history stretching back over 80 years.