Sumitomo Metal Mining to increase nickel production

News
February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has announced it will increase the electrolytic nickel production capacity of its Niihama Nickel Refinery from the current 41,000 tons per year to 65,000 tons per year in 2013.

The company stated it will invest 14 billion yen (US$167 million) over the next two years in order to expand and enhance its nickel operations.

The additional capacity will allow Sumitomo Metal Mining to refine nickel from its subsidiary, Taganito HPAL Nickel Corp., based in the Philippines.

Work began in 2009 on the Taganito project to construct a large scale nickel refining plant based on HPAL (High Pressure Acid Leach) technology in Mindanao, the Republic of the Philippines. Production of Nickel/Cobalt mixed sulphide, an intermediary nickel product which forms the raw material for electrolytic nickel production at Niihama Nickel Refinery, is scheduled to begin in 2013.

Sumitomo Metal Mining produce nickel powder for use in the powder metallurgy industry. The company’s SNP-YH Series spherical nickel powder does not contain coarse particles, but contains particles of an even particle size. It can meet the need for fine particles with a 0.1 µm particle size.

More information www.smm.co.jp

 

News | Articles | Market reviews | Search directory | Subscribe to e-newsletter

 

www.ipmd.net

Pulished on www.ipmd.net

News, articles and a fully searchable directory for the powder metallurgy industry

News
February 16, 2011

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

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

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

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

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
View online
Share via
Copy link