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Höganäs agrees to acquire H.C. Starck’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders division

January 03, 2018
Source: ASM International

Höganäs AB, Sweden, has signed an agreement to acquire German H.C. Starck Group’s Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC) division for its broad product portfolio and strong trademarks. 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 nonoxide ceramic powder portfolio for advanced ceramics and high-end applications, STC’s atomized metal powders are targeted at a broad scope of innovative technologies, including additive manufacturing, hot isostatic pressing, metal injection molding, 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.

Subject Classifications

Materials Processing and Treatment | Additive Manufacturing

Materials Processing and Treatment | Coating

Materials Processing and Treatment | Powder Metallurgy

Materials Processing and Treatment | Thermal Spray Technology

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