H.C. Starck is a leading international manufacturer of high-tech powders and components made of technology metals, advanced ceramics and thermal spray powders.

Our metal product portfolio is based on five technology metals – molybdenum, niobium, rhenium, tantalum, and tungsten.

Their unique material characteristics such as an extremely high melting point, outstanding thermal conductivity, excellent chemical resistance and high density make them indispensable to many of today’s cutting-edge applications.

The same holds true for our advanced ceramics aluminum oxide, aluminum titanate, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, yttrium oxide and zirconium oxide. With an extremely high resistance to wear, dimensional stability and low weight, our advanced ceramics are the material of choice whenever “normal” metals and synthetics reach the limits of their capability.

Our AMPERIT® thermal spray powders are also setting the standard in problem-solving and calibrating customer-specific materials. With a laboratory dedicated to thermal spray technology, H.C. Starck is able to tailor solutions to customer demands – from selecting the appropriate material to defining coating parameters.

Products and applications in growth industries

H.C. Starck products are used in many growth industries such as electronics, energy, automotive, aviation, mechanical engineering and tool manufacture. Applications include cutting tools and drills used to extract oil and gas, sputter targets to manufacture flat screens and semiconductors, coating powders for aircraft and industrial turbines, capacitors used in smartphones and tablet PCs, and as additives for high-purity optical lenses.

Our product portfolio is organized into five areas: