Jointly promoted by Greaves Cotton & Company and Morganite Crucible, UK, Greaves Morganite Crucible, a Thapar group company, was incorporated in Jan.'86. Greaves was marketing Morganite's crucibles for over three decades in India, when it started manufacturing 600 tpa silicon carbide crucibles using resin bonded technology at Waluj, Aurangabad in 1987. It went public in Aug.'87. The British collaborator holds a 28% stake in the company. The company's collaborator, Morganite Crucibles, is engaged in this business for the past 100 years. Crucibles are used as containers for melting and holding molten metal. The company which manufactures resin-bonded silicon carbide crucibles, caters to the non-ferrous metal industry. In Oct.'94, the company obtained ISO 9002 certification from Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI). It exports to Egypt, Srilanka and Nepal through its concessionaires. Expansion programme for manufacturing of Clay Graphite Crucibles had been completed and commercial production started on February 2001 and export of products had also commenced. In 2001-02 the company had manufactured 80.15 MT of Clay Graphite Crucibles.