Höganäs Acquired 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. The company has two production facilities in Germany and currently operates as a legally separated stand-alone division within the H.C. Starck Group/DE. 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.
“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”, stated Fredrik Emilson, Höganäs CEO. The closing of the transaction is expected during the first half of 2018 and is subject to the approval of relevant authorities.