Whenever ideas are to be transformed into successful products or applications, the first step is to find the appropriate material supplier. Worldwide there is hardly any other company that can meet your material needs as competently as H.C. Starck. With almost 100 years of experience, H.C. Starck is a leading premium supplier of the technology metals tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, and rhenium, high-performance ceramics, and thermal spray powders. With innovativeness, a clear commitment to quality, and extensive technological expertise we work side by side with our customers along the entire value-creation chain, supporting them as an expert partner in development and solution creation.H.C. Starck is working on the innovative products of tomorrow and beyond with intensive research and development. Over 140 R & D employees around the world work on developing new materials, products, and innovative applications with promising future potential. H.C. Starck holds over 900 patents worldwide, from innovative high-tech materials to process-controlled production and customer-specific product solutions.Our core competence in powder metallurgy is the customer-specific design of chemical and physical properties, including particle size, surface structure, granularity, and consistency of the technology metals (also called refractory metals) tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, and rhenium. We then mechanically condense, press, sinter, and roll the powders into metal bars. Using special metalworking techniques, we turn these metal bars into customer-specific components, whose unique chemical and physical properties make them virtually indispensable in many key technologies.