Nippon Atomized Metal Powders Corp., a subsidiary of Nihon Seiko, with its headquarters in Chiba, Japan, has been a leading producer of water atomised non-ferrous and precious metal powders since the 1960s, and succeeded in developing and producing a range of ultra fine metal powders by water atomisation technology around 10 years ago.
The company reports that it has recently expanded production capacity of the latest generation of ultrafine atomised non-ferrous powders through the construction of a new plant in Tsukuba where monthly melting capacity has been increased by 60% to 320 tonnes.
This is in addition to the capacity of 200 tonnes at its Chiba plant for metal and alloy powders used in bearings and structural parts, and also the expansion of production of atomised powders for magnetic materials at the Chiba site.
Nippon Atomized Metal Powders has seen considerable increase in demand for its ultrafine copper and precious metal powders having particle size of less than 1 micron for use in multi-layered ceramic capacitors and other electronic parts due to the surge in demand for smart phones and other mobile devices worldwide.
The company reported sales of Yen 4.901 billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2012.
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