Höganäs has acquired Metasphere Technology in Luleå, Sweden.
Metasphere Technology, founded in 2009, atomizes metals to metal powder in a new and ground-breaking reactor, where plasma and centrifugal forces play vital roles. The technology allows melting and atomizing of different sorts of metals, for instance titanium, and many other materials at very high temperatures.
The acquisition took place in early November 2017. Current customers are supplied with products from the pilot reactor. Work is ongoing to finalize the production reactor, which will be started during the Q1 2018.
The high temperatures also enable atomizing of raw materials that are usually not suited for that kind of process, for instance carbides or ceramics. Some materials may not even be possible to recycle, but could be re-melted and atomized in Metasphere’s reactor.