Materials/Manufacturing

Solvay Partners with Carester for Magnet Recycling & Manufacturing in Europe 

Global chemicals giant Solvay and French rare earths consultancy Carester are planning to form a strategic partnership aimed at leveraging the expertise of both companies to pursue manufacturing opportunities within the rare earth industry for the permanent magnets value chain in Europe. The collaboration, announced in March as a signing of a memorandum of understanding, will enable both companies to enhance their respective strengths in the rare earths industry, with Solvay contributing its industrial assets and operational experience, and Carester bringing expertise in recycling end-of-life equipment, upstream market knowledge and related activities. […]

e-Power Technology

New Magnetic Materials Developed by Proterial for Motor Cores and Shielding 

Proterial, formerly known as Hitachi Metals, has recently developed two magnetic materials that bring new capabilities to product design engineers – one is a laminated bonded amorphous alloy ribbon for motor cores in high-efficiency motors, the other a highly heat-resistant magnetic shielding sheet for electronic devices. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Niron Magnetics Secures Funding from Samsung Ventures & Auto Heavyweights to Accelerate Production of Rare Earth-Free Magnets 

Niron Magnetics has been raking in new strategic investor funding with a $25 million round led by Samsung Ventures that included automotive top-tier suppliers Allison Transmission and Magna, and a further collaboration with General Motors. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

MP Materials Awarded $58.5 Million Tax Credit for Magnet Manufacturing Plant in Fort Worth 

MP Materials has received a $58.5 million federal tax credit to support the construction of its rare earth magnet manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The Section 48C Advanced Energy Project tax credit allocation was issued by the IRS and Treasury following a competitive, oversubscribed process administered by the Department of Energy that evaluated the technical and commercial viability and environmental and community impact of approximately 250 projects. A similar award for a $111 million tax credit went to an American subsidiary of Vacuumschmelze recently for its new magnet plant in South Carolina, as reported earlier in Magnetics Magazine.  […]

Materials/Manufacturing

GKN Powder Metallurgy Gets New CEO & Builds Its Magnet Business Signing Schaeffler as Key Customer in Automotive Electrification 

Dowlais Group Plc, the recently established parent company of GKN Powder Metallurgy, has appointed Jean-Marc Durbuis as the new chief executive officer of GKN Powder Metallurgy.  He joined the company in March from Allnex, a supplier of resins and additives to the coating and inks industry where he was executive vice president of one of its global divisions with revenues of over €1 billion. Already a leading supplier of powder metal materials and sintered metal components, GKN PM lately has been expanding aggressively into magnet manufacturing to broaden its portfolio for the electric vehicle market. […]