Materials Engineering: Among the pioneers of materials engineering in Austria are companies like "Treibacher Chemische Werke", founded in 1898 by Carl Auer von Welsbach, which produces ferro-alloys, and "Metallwerke Plansee", founded in 1921 by P. Schwarzkopf, which has played a leading role in powder metallurgy. New materials were created in the course of developing light-weight structural elements for aircraft construction, for example by Fischer GmbH or FACC AG, a leading company in fibre technology.
Literature#F. Benesocsky (ed.), Pulvermetallurgie und Sinterwerkstoffe, 1982.