Metalvalue and Asco Industries to construct world’s largest gas atomised metal powder plant
January 27, 2016
France’s Metalvalue SAS and Asco-Industries have set up a joint venture forming Metalvalue Powder, to produce gas atomised metal powders in what they claim will result in the building of the world’s largest gas atomising plant. Studies are underway to finalise the location of the site.
Following the acquisition of Swedish company Bofors Bruk, parent company of Metec/Hydropulsor, Metalvalue acquired patents relating to the Scanpac® MMS Powder Metallurgy process. The Scanpac® MMS process has already been licensed to a number of companies and the new atomising plant will supply metal powders to these clients, as well as supplying those using current PM processes.
Metalvalue also announced it is establishing a parts manufacturing plant in Etain, Meuse, France, that will initially double the production capacity of the Bofors Bruk facility in Sweden.