Höganäs acquires H.C. Starck’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders division

January 2, 2018

Höganäs acquires H.C. Starck’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders division

STC manufactures a wide variety of thermal spray powders and complementary coating technology materials, as well as ceramic and metal powders (Courtesy H.C. Starck)

 

Höganäs AB has signed an agreement to acquire H.C. Starck Group’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC) division. STC manufactures a wide variety of thermal spray powders and complementary coating technology materials, as well as ceramic and metal powders. The company has two production facilities in Germany and currently operates as a legally separated stand-alone division within the H.C. Starck Group.

In addition to its extensive non-oxide ceramic powder portfolio for advanced ceramics and high-end applications, STC’s atomised metal powders are targeted at a broad scope of innovative technologies including Additive Manufacturing, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Moulding, Laser Cladding and Plasma Spraying.

“STC is an exciting company with attractive growth potential and a good strategic fit for Höganäs,” stated Fredrik Emilson, Höganäs CEO. “STC’s broad product portfolio and strong trademarks will expand our existing product portfolio and add significant product development capabilities and know-how to Höganäs.”

“The acquisition of STC also enables us to get access to new customer segments within aerospace and adds a complementary geographic fit with STC’s strong presence in Europe in addition to our strong geographical presence in Asia and Americas,” he continued.

“STC’s extremely competent workforce, together with significant development capabilities, will enable us to support our customers more and help them bring new applications to the market. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to Höganäs and to collectively work towards achieving our targets and cement our position as the world’s leading manufacturer of metal powders.”

The closing of the transaction is expected during the first half of 2018 and is subject to the approval of relevant authorities.

www.hoganas.com

www.hcstarck.com

In the latest issue of PIM International…

Download PDF

Extensive MIM, CIM industry and sinter-based AM industry news, plus the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Calling all product designers: Discover what Metal Injection Moulding could do for you through these award-winning parts
  • Binder Jetting of a dual-phase steel: Process insight and optimisation using the Master Sintering Curve
  • The rise of filament-based metal AM: New materials and machines present opportunities for MIM producers
  • Sinter-based Additive Manufacturing at the 20th Plansee Seminar on Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
  • Ceramitec 2022: Opportunities abound for producers of technical ceramics by CIM and AM

The latest news from the MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM industries

Don't miss any new issue of PIM International, and stay up to date with the latest industry news. Sign up to our fortnightly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free-to-access PIM International magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of MIM, CIM and sinter-based AM from a commercial and technological perspective through:

    • Reports on visits to leading part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news

    All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

     

    Browse the archive

     

    Looking for suppliers of materials, production equipment and finished MIM, CIM or sinter-based AM parts?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PIM International.

    • Metal powders
    • MIM, CIM & AM parts producers
    • Binders & feedstocks
    • Feedstock mixers
    • Furnaces & furnace supplies
    • Atmospheres & gas generation
    • HIP systems & services
    • Injection moulding machines
    • AM technology
    • Debinding systems
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap