H.C. Starck is an international group of companies with more than 3,000 employees in over 10 production sites in Europe and North America. It produces a variety of metal powders, including tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, niobium, rhenium, as well as borides, carbides, nitrides, oxides, silicides and sulfides. The company also offers semifinished and finished products. H.C. Starck provides products for the electronics, aviation, medical engineering, chemical and energy industries. Its subsidiary H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG manufactures machine and engine components and foundry products. In addition, the company offers application technology, recycling and laboratory services.