About Us

Almath began in 1989 in a small garage in Cambridge when Alan Misson was asked to make a few crucibles for the University of Cambridge - Materials Science Department.

To meet the demands of the university, Almath Limited was formed and over the following decade expanded from humble beginnings into a state of the art facility. Sales increased year on year and the company grew to include technical and management divisions.


Almath now has a formidable management team and a technically skilled workforce that are dedicated to producing and supplying high quality, consistent and reliable crucibles with efficient lead times.

Almath has been built up to be a leading British manufacturer, exporting throughout the world and providing unique bespoke crucibles and refractory products.

All products are based on high standards of quality and blending the best mix of materials to ensure that high temperature testing can continually and consistently be carried out within the Almath brand of crucibles and refractory products.


Why choose us?

We have a friendly "can do" attitude, and work with our customers to give you quality and consistency that you can depend on. Tailoring orders to requirements means we currently have many long term customers on our database. We manufacture and supply direct to customers and with 1000's of standard crucibles and refractory products held in stock, can offer lead times that allow you to get on with your work!

The Law of Business - John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

“There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It is unwise to pay too much, but it is also unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money,that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do.  The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot… It can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

Who uses Almath Crucibles ?

Both large and small use Almath for their crucible and refractory needs.


Below are just a few of the customers we work with

Nasa Logo Metalysis Logo Max Planck Logo
CERN Logo Pirelli Logo UniOfCambridge Logo Red Logo Ionotec Logo
AWE Logo Johnson Matthey Red Bull Logo