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Backer-Facsa has two specialized production plants: its Heating Elements Division located in Aiguafreda, Barcelona and the Resistors Division located in Llanera, Asturias. Both facilities has been successfully certified as per ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
- 16 MAR 2020Continue reading
Backer-Facsa is currently working normally, following the measures and notifications proposed by the health authorities, and according to all the hygiene and safety measures promoted in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Backer-Facsa fonctionne actuellement normalement, suivant les mesures et notifications proposées par les autorités sanitaires, et selon toutes les mesures d'hygiène et de sécurité promues dans la lutte contre la pandémie de COVID-19.
- 29 MAY 2019Continue readingChristian Bergh Backer’s life and the birth of the Backer elementChristian Backer was born in 1885 in the village of Flisa, a little way north of Kongsvinger in Norway. His father was a crofter, but also ran a smithy. Christian Backer was the youngest of 8 children, most of whom emigrated to the USA and Canada at a fairly young age. Christian Backer proved early on to have an aptitude for research. Having passed his school-leaving examination in Kongsvinger, he became an assistant to a professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, while also pursuing his own studies. The professor he assisted was working on a number of projects, including extracting pure magnesium from seawater.It was during his work with the metallic element magnesium that Christian Backer identified the properties of magnesium hydroxide and magnesium oxide, and recognised the potential for using pure magnesium, which is a good electrical conductor, to produce magnesium oxide, one of the best known electrical insulators and also an exceptional conductor of heat, even at high temperatures.