07/28/2008

H.C. Starck Canada Inc. on expansion course

Goslar, July 21st, 2008 – The H.C. Starck Group, the world’s leading supplier of refractory metals, ceramics and fabricated parts, has earmarked several million dollars for an investment project at its Canadian production site in Sarnia, Ontario. The project is addressing the increasing demand for premium quality tungsten powders in North America. Within a time span of approximately 15 months, the company will construct a new building, install state-of-the-art equipment, and hire additional technical staff. Site enabling works started on July 21st, 2008.
Established in 1996, H.C. Starck Canada currently produces fine grade tungsten and tungsten carbide powders, and employs more than 30 people.

H.C. Starck is an international group of companies with more than 3,500 employees at 13 production sites in Europe, North America and the Far East. It generated sales of 905 million euros in 2007.

The Group produces an assortment of refractory metal powders that is unique the world over, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, rhenium as well as their compounds (borides, carbides, nitrides, oxides, silicides, sulfides). Further production capacities focus on thermal spray and advanced ceramic powders, nonferrous metals, such as nickel and cobalt and their salts, as well as boron and boron compounds. In addition to metal and advanced ceramic powders, semi-finished and finished products are also manufactured. H.C. Starck is also a leading supplier of specialty chemicals and products formulated for the electronics industry.

Contact
H.C. Starck GmbH
Manfred Buetefisch
General Manager Corporate Communications
38642 Goslar/Germany
Phone +49 5321 751 3153
manfred.buetefisch@hcstarck.com


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