Nui Phao H.C. Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing
Nui Phao Mining is a subsidiary of one of Vietnam`s largest private sector group. The company owns one of the largest known Tungsten deposits outside of China with an expected life of more than 15 years. Nui Phao and H.C. Starck will own 51% and 49% respectively of the joint venture, which will process all of Nui Phao’s tungsten concentrate into higher value-add tungsten chemicals, including ammonium paratungstate (APT) and blue tungsten oxide (BTO).
A few months after signing the contract, construction of the new production facilities started in the Vietnamese province of Thai Nguyen. Start of production is expected by mid 2015.
H.C. Starck Jiangwu Tungsten Specialties (Ganzhou) Co.
H.C. Starck Jiangwu Tungsten Specialties (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd was founded in 2012 by H.C. Starck and Jiangxi Rare Earth & Rare Metals Tungsten Group, one of the largest Chinese Tungsten mine operators.
Based on the agreements, the Joint Venture consists of two companies located in the Chinese city of Ganzhou. Each partner holds the majority share in one of the two JV companies: JXTC in the production plant for ammonium paratungstate and tungsten oxide; H.C. Starck in the one for tungsten metal powders and tungsten carbides. The establishment and development of these two joint ventures will support the high-tech development of the tungsten industry in Jiangxi as well as in Asia. Production started in first half of 2014.
CS Energy Materials (CSEM)
The CS Energy Materials (CSEM) joint venture company was founded in 2012, and is aimed squarely at the burgeoning electromobility market. It develops and produces cathode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries, a key technology in electric and hybrid vehicles. Due to a new, patent-pending production method, CSEM’s cathode material offers extraordinarily high performance, as has been demonstrated by results of initial testing by several large pilot customers.
High-Performance Cathode Material for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
CSEM is a joint venture of H.C. Starck GmbH and Japan New Chisso Corporation. The production plant is located in Minamata, Japan. At that facility, CSEM can supply the electric- and hybrid-vehicle market with industrial-scale volumes of high-quality cathode materials. Research and development of the cathode material and the manufacturing technology take place at H.C. Starck’s location in Goslar, Germany.