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 Solutions.

With almost 100 years of experience, H.C. Starck Solutions is a leading premium supplier of the technology metals tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum and niobium and high-performance ceramics. 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.

Practice-Centered Research

H.C. Starck Solutions is working on the innovative products of tomorrow and beyond with intensive research and development. HC. Starck Solutions employees around the world work on developing new materials, products, and innovative applications with promising future potential. H.C. Starck Solutions holds several hundreds of patents worldwide, from innovative high-tech materials to process-controlled production and customer-specific product solutions.

Core Competence: Customer-Specific Particle and Component Design

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, tantalum, niobium and molybdenum. 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.


Humble Beginnings

Founded in Berlin (Germany), by Hermann C. Starck as a trading company for metals and ores.

Into the USA

Foundation of H.C. Starck Inc., in New York.

Patented Products

First patents for high-purity tantalum and niobium metal powders are filed; expansion and comprehensive modernization of reduction capacities for tungsten and molybdenum metal powders.


The US based National Research Corporation started their research in tantalum and niobium in 1959 in Newton, MA. After holding a 50% share in the company since 1976, H.C. Starck fully acquires NRC.

Further Acquisition

H.C. Starck acquires a majority stake in the American CSM Group, and integrates the business as its Fabricated Products (FPR) area, headquartered in Newton (US).

Sale of divisions

As part of H.C. Starck`s strategic development of ownership, the division STC was sold to Höganäs AB and the division Ta&Nb was sold to JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation.

H.C. Starck Solutions

H.C. Starck’s Fabricated Products (FPR) division rebrands itself and becomes H.C. Starck High Performance Metal Solutions (H.C. Starck Solutions).