H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH

Company Introduction

H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH is a leading global producer of high-quality tantalum and niobium-based materials. We have more than 60 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-performance tantalum and niobium metal powders for capacitors and sputter targets, high-purity oxides for the optical industry and other specialty compounds including hydroxides, chlorides, oxalates as well as alloys such as nickel niobium.

Since July 1st 2018, H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH have been a part of the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group, a recognized global enterprise. Combining the technologies and market expertise of both companies further strengthens our capability to create high-end products for future key technologies such as the IoT, AI, E-Mobility or vehicle-to-vehicle communication, which contribute to society's sustainable technological development.

About Our Additive Manufacturing Business and Products

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, provides the possibility to produce complex and individually customized parts. This technology has revolutionized manufacturing and the variety of application designs.

Based on our long expertise in powder metallurgy we have developed gas-atomized AMPERTEC® Spherical powders with the properties required by different Additive Manufacturing technologies. The combination of the unique versatility of our Tantalum and Niobium Powders and their alloys with the outstanding design freedom of Additive Manufacturing technologies opens up entirely new application opportunities. Our powders are characterized by excellent flowability, high tap density, a perfect spherical shape and narrow particle size distribution. With their great advantages such as high bio-compatibility, high-temperature stability and excellent corrosion resistance it is expected that our Tantalum and Niobium Powders are applied in a wide range of industries such as the medical, aerospace, superconductivity, and chemical process industry.