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IDEAL RANGE OF TANTALUM Q-POWDERS

With over 100 years of experience in pure metals refining, Materion has now added Tantalum powders to expand its metals offering. Q-powders are Tantalum (Ta) powders with tightly controlled properties to deliver exceptional performance in several electronic, biomedical, and industrial applications. With the acquisition of H.C. Starck in late 2021, Materion added these highly specialized powders to its broad spectrum of high-performance advanced materials.

Developed in 1960, this unique set of powders was initially designed to address the need for improved performance in higher voltage solid or liquid electrolytic capacitors. Today, they continue to be the solution of choice in several applications where different types of Q-powders deliver optimum performance and reliability.

Aside from electronic applications, relying on tantalum’s well-known biocompatibility, Q-powders with specific properties offer the medical industry an excellent solution for cutting edge biomedical applications.


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PURE METAL APPLICATIONS

Materion is proud to continue the development of customized Q-powders to meet the most stringent customer requirements in existing and novel applications. Tantalum alloys are used across many industrial and medical industries to include an array of applications:

CHEMICAL PURITY AND PARTICLE CHARACTERISTICS OF Q-POWDERS IN CAPACITORS RESULT IN:

  • Quality anodic oxide films
  • Significantly lower leakage levels in solid electrolyte units
  • Higher breakdown voltages

Materion Corporation operates globally in accordance with stringent purchasing guidelines and processes only raw materials acquired from conformant sources. Materion has been certified by the RMI as a “Conformant Smelter” of tantalum for our sustainable procurement process.

Consult with a Materion tantalum expert to discuss your end use and select the powder that meets your requirements by contacting us directly at 617.630.5800 or fill out this form.

ENHANCE YOUR PRODUCT’S LIFECYCLE WITH METALS REFINING & MANAGEMENT

One of Materion’s unique advantages is its full cycle metals management solutions. We closely track the physical supply of pure metals and offer refining & recycling services exclusively for precious metals, so you don't have to do the extra leg work. Precision parts cleaning solutions are also available to reclaim costly metals for extra customer savings. With our specialized expertise in pure metal compounds and PVD Materials, we provide these benefits:

  • Purity control
  • Varied melting & casting capabilities
  • Target enhancements, thermal management designs
  • We support all major PVD thin film deposition platforms
  • Adaption of materials to exact specifications
  • Development of new, experimental materials
  • Scaling of manufacturing quantities from R&D to full production level

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