Certus — Investment Powder Technologies Co., Ltd., is a privately owned company that was established in 2009. The company’s activities revolve around raw materials research, investment powder development, production, precision batch testing and to provide efficient technical service in support of all Certus products produced for jewelry casting via the "Lost Wax Process".

Recognized worldwide as an industry leader in producing superior quality jewelry casting investments, Certus is now the second largest producer of jewelry investment powder in the world, yet known for being number one for quality & consistency of investment powder. Additionally, Certus provides additional value for their customers by providing quick, efficient technical support in regards to the investing and casting process. The company’s goal from its inception has always been to strive for “Perfection in Jewelry Casting Technology”.
The founding of Certus began with a vision of two men, Mr. Chris Urgupluoglu and Mr. Anthony Gugliotta. Two industry professionals with a combined experience that now spans more than 57 years. The idea of Certus was first formed due to a chance meeting of the company’s founders. Two men from different countries whom were introduced during a visit to the United States by Chris. As fate would have it, as the two men spoke, they found that each had similar views on life, morals, business ethics and the absolute need for jewelry casting investment to be updated, produced with better quality and consistency. From this meeting a long-distance friendship soon developed that would ultimately lead to the establishment of CERTUS INVESTMENT POWDER TECHNOLOGIES CO, LTD. Working strictly according to a well thought our business plan, Certus investment powders have rapidly surpassed all major brands in product quality, product support and for being known as one of only a few companies left producing investment powder, that provides quick, efficient technical support that solves investment & casting related problems for customers worldwide.
Products produced by Certus provide the jewelry casting industry with a wide range of investment powders, injection wax and products that provide higher value and savings to the customer. As the most modern producer of jewelry investment powders, Certus has quickly become a model for all other investment powder producers to follow. According to the founders, a huge success for Certus has been their line of "PRESTIGE" "user friendly", extra high-quality jewelry casting Investments. Through thousands of hours of research & development, Prestige brand investment have been engineered to outperform all old, outdated premium investment powders first developed in America back in the 1960's and still used today. To develop top quality investment, Certus used the latest developments in ceramic raw materials and formulating technology. To ensure the quality and consistency of each product, Certus utilizes only the purest raw material resources available in the world. Due to the high purity and precise sizing of refractory grains used in Certus investment powders, most all casting defects still obtained using other premium brands have now been eliminated, thus far "Surpassing the Industry Standard" for investment. As a further benefit to the customer after casting, Certus investments undergo a physical change in properties that allow them to blast out more easily from the casting flask during initial water quench. This not only allows for more investment to be removed from tightly packed casting trees, but it also allows any residual investment trapped in blind holes and other difficult areas to be removed more easily and in less time. With PRESTIGE brand investments casters can now reduce the time required for tree and flask clean-up.
Operating a "State of the Art" R&D, Quality Control laboratory and production facility, premium products produced by Certus are currently distributed throughout 50 jewelry producing countries around the globe. Availability of Prestige brand products is through a distribution network of top jewelry supply companies situated worldwide. “Prestige investment distributors also carry a full line of machines, equipment and supplies for the jewelry industry.
To ensure the highest quality and batch to batch consistency in the industry, Certus first and foremost works by a "ZERO DEFECTS" policy.
To achieve a “Zero Defects policy, all "PRESTIGE brand investments go through a "three phase" quality assurance program. The Certus quality program includes the testing of all incoming refractory raw materials for particle size distribution and chemistry. Secondly, each batch is lab tested to meet rigid specifications for working time, set time, consistency of mixed slurry, compressive (green) strength, fired strength and thermal expansion during burnout. After batch testing, the final step is for samples of finished product to be field tested (cast) by an independent casting houses, to ensure that all product shipped to distributors work perfectly when received by their customer.