Global Tungsten & Powders announces strategic cobalt partnership with Umicore

August 27, 2014

Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. (GTP), headquartered in Towanda, Pennsylvania, USA, has entered into a strategic partnership with Umicore for the tolling of GTP’s cobalt intermediate to cobalt metal powder. The cobalt intermediate is generated from GTP’s recycling centre where customers send their secondary raw materials to be converted to tungsten and tungsten carbide powders, cobalt metal powders, and tantalum carbide powders.

Umicore is a global material technology group headquartered in Belgium and is the largest cobalt metal powder producer in the hardmetals market. Umicore is a lead member of the CDI (Cobalt Development Institution) and its state of the art manufacturing facility is designed to meet and exceed safety and environmental standards.

“Teaming with a responsible partner like Umicore ensures GTPs continued strong commitment to environmental stewardship,” stated Dr Andreas Lackner, GTP’s President & CEO. “We are excited to enter into this exclusive, long-term agreement and believe that it will position GTP for future growth and better serve the needs of our customers.”

GTP, a division of the Plansee Group, has an additional manufacturing facility located in Bruntal, Czech Republic, and a secondary raw material collection centre in Kolkata, India. GTP’s primary emphasis is the manufacture of tungsten and molybdenum powders with additional emphasis on other specialty products. GTP is one of the largest manufacturers of tungsten powders in the world. 

Powder Metallurgy Review magazine:

Your email address:

Useful links: Download PM Review magazine | News headlines | Browse articles 

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link