Tantalum/Niobium Powders

The H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH converts metal ores and secondary materials into high-performance tantalum and niobium based powders. The division has long-standing experience in the development and manufacturing of high performance metal powders for capacitors and for sputter targets; chemically highly pure oxides for the optical industry as well as other compounds such as chlorides, NiNb and oxalates. A highly qualified team of employees from R&D and application engineering develops industry and custom specific tantalum and niobium powders for a wide range of solutions for advanced applications.

The physical and chemical properties of the H.C. Starck tantalum and niobium powders allow ultimate precision, efficiency, and innovation in the electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical and chemical industries.

The product portfolio of the H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH includes:
  • Ta/Nb metal powders for capacitor applications
  • Ta/Nb metal powders for sputtering applications
  • Ta/Nb metal powders as a raw material for semi-finished products or other metallurgical applications
  • AMPERTEC™, high purity Ta/Nb metal powders
  • Ta/Nb oxides for the optical industry
  • AMPERLOY® nickel niobium for super alloy additives
  • lithium niobate for single crystal growth for the manufacturing of radio frequency filters (SAW filter)
  • niobates, Ta/Nb oxalates and Ta/Nb chlorides as doping materials for electric and piezoceramics, catalysts and as precursors for ferrites and pigments
The H.C. Starck Tantalum and Niobium GmbH operates production facilities in Germany, Japan, Thailand and in the United States.


Advanced Metal and Ceramic Powders