NIOBATES - Quiet & efficient driving experience with piezo ceramics

Niobates are anorganic compounds that contain niobium and oxygen. These materials are characterized by good piezoelectric properties. To meet the needs of numerous applications, H.C. Starck provides a wide variety of niobium compounds. Our niobate product group includes nickel niobate, magnesium niobate and potassium niobate, among others.

Niobates are used as a dopant for PZT ceramics (lead zirconate titanate) in the production of piezo actors, for example. Electronically controlled piezo actors are used in high-pressure diesel injection systems to ensure considerably more efficient and trouble-free handling along with lower emission values. Magnesium niobate is the main component in dielectric lead zirconate titanate.

In addition to its wide spectrum of products, H.C. Starck offers comprehensive application technology support for questions regarding product selection and process optimization as well as customer-oriented product modification and enhancement.

We use recycling both to ensure a supply of raw materials and to remain independent from fluctuations in supply and price. We are able to reclaim niobium from almost any type of scrap with a niobium content of 1 to 99%. Based on our "closed-loop offer", we accept used, recyclable products that contain niobium from our customers and reprocess them to produce high-performance niobium products.