Ferro Corporation is one of the leading global producers of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers. The company applies core scientific expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry, polymer science and material science to develop coatings for ceramics and metal, solar cells, pigments, and enamels. It also develops pastes and additives for the glass market, and glazes and decorating colors for the dinnerware market. The firm supplies electronic materials for passive components used in the manufacture of multilayer ceramic capacitors, specialty glass and colorants, ceramic glaze frit and stain technology, and porcelain enamel frit. It serves a variety of end markets, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building and renovation, appliances, transportation, household furnishings, and industrial products. Ferro Corporation is based in Cleveland, and sells products in more than 100 countries.