6 Press releases

H.C. Starck Shapes the Way for Synthetic Diamonds at INTERTECH 2015

Newton, Mass. (USA), May 19, 2015– H.C. Starck’s innovative niobium sheet material makes it easy to deep draw and shape crucibles in the production of synthetic diamonds. Abrasive tools for non-ferrous and non-metallic materials utilize synthetic diamonds as tool components in oil and gas exploration, mining, construction, transportation, and electronics.

H.C. Starck’s Technology Metals in Motion on Display at PCIM Europe 2015

Newton, Mass. (USA), May 15, 2015 – H.C. Starck leads the technology metals industry with its engineered products fabricated from refractory materials for the power semiconductor and thermal management industries. H.C. Starck’s custom-engineered thermal management materials support the electronics industry’s migration to increased miniaturization of electronic components that require rapid cooling to be effective.


H.C. Starck Increases Sales Despite Weak Market Development

  • 12 percent increase in sales during 2014 fiscal year
  • Only a gradual recovery expected for core markets in 2015
  • Focus on optimization of powder business and strengthening of strong tungsten market position

Munich (Germany), April 2, 2015. H.C. Starck, one of the leading manufacturers of customer-specific powders and components made from technology metals and technical ceramics, performed well in 2014 given the very difficult market environment. The company increased its sales volume to 785.9 million euros in 2014 (2013: 703.9 million). As of December 31, 2014, the company reported 2,678 employees worldwide (2012: 2,843).


H.C. Starck Introduces MoNb and MoW Sputtering Targets at FPD China 2015

NEWTON, Mass., USA, March 17, 2015 – H.C. Starck is taking innovation to a new level with its hottest new sputtering alloys for Touch Screen Panel (TSP) applications. Curved and flexible touch screens are the latest in HDTV, smart phones, tablets and mobile device technology. Touch screens use H.C. Starck’s molybdenum-niobium (MoNb) targets to sputter thin films for barrier, capping and conducting layers in these devices.

H.C. Starck’s tantalum supply chain again declared compliant with Conflict Free Smelter Program

Munich (Germany), March 2, 2015. H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, announced today that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audit. The audit was conducted by a third party auditor assigned by the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) as part of the Conflict Free Smelter Program (CFSP).

H.C. Starck expands Executive Board

Munich (Germany). H.C. Starck GmbH is expanding its Executive Board to include the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO): Effective February 1, 2015, Dr. Michael Reiß will take on this position, which was created in response to the rising importance of technological aspects to H.C. Starck’s successful further development particularly in view of the global strategic growth projects of the company. In his new position, Dr. Reiß will be part of the H.C. Starck Group Executive Board together with President and CEO Dr. Andreas Meier, CFO Dr. Matthias Schmitz, and Executive Board members Dr. Dmitry Shashkov and Edmar Allitsch.