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PM vacuum furnaces with positive pressure quench to 5 bar, a VFC 2 bar furnace, a 5 bar high pressure quench turbo treater and a TM 2 bar super series unit. Roger Mack, president of Vacu- Braze, says the division has the metallurgical expertise, heat treating and brazing experience, and the technology to satisfy a wide range of metallurgical services including brazing using nickel, silver, gold and copper alloys for aerospace, automotive, medical and other critical applications. Tantalum Demand in Japan A five year summary of tantalum consumption in Japan has been produced by Mr Yoichiro Takekuro (see Tables). The demand for tantalum declined 25% between 1988 and 1989 in spite of an increase of 3% in the number of capacitors produced. The decline is attributable to a fall in the size of capacitors and the increasing demand for higher CV powders. Takekuro estimates growth in tantalum capacitor production to be 2% in 1989 to 1990, although he expects purchases by consumers of tantalum materials to rise by 9% as they restock after a major run-down in 1989. He is concerned that imports of tantalum powder, compounds and finished items expressed as a proportion of total demand have stayed high. He expects that both market share and weight of imports (at least of tantalum powder) will decline in 1990 due to continuing expansion by the major capacitor manufacturers of their offshore production and to a change in the distribution route of imports in the latter half of 1989. No to UK Materials Institute The Institute of Metals will not be joining up with the Plastics and Rubber Institute (PRI) and the Institute of Ceramics in a merged UK Institute of Materials. The Institute of Metals cast a massive 96% vote in favour of the merger, and members of the PRI also supported the idea of a unified Institute of Materials. The PRI's voting was 72.6% in favour, with a 45% turnout, but the organization's governing body had already stated that it would not commit itself to the merger unless 75% of the members were in favour. Support for the new institute was even more lukewarm in the Institute of Ceramics, with a 58.8% vote in favour but on a turnout of only 39%. 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 Tantalum powder 85 120 109 125 158 662 119 660 130 000 (of which imports) (19 150) (22 448) (35 438) (27 877) (23 000) Tantalum compounds 50 320 48320 55 340 59 320 59 000 (of which imports) (14 300) (14 500) (17 000) (24 300) (24 000) Tantalum processed 34 554 42 034 78 732 47702 49 920 products (imports) (14 748) (20 890) (46 007) (24 495) (23 030) Total demand 169 954 199 478 292 724 226 682 238 920 {of which imports) (46 198) (57 838) (98 445) (76 672) (70 030) Import share % 27 29 34 34 29 TABLE 1 Japanese tantalum demand (in kg tantalum contained) 1986-90. (Table courtesy of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center). 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 est Electronics industry 66 70 68 69 69 Cemented carbide alloys 22 17 13 19 18 Ceramic in(~ustry 8 7 6 7 6 Others 4 6 13 5 7 TABLE 2 Percentage consumption of tantalum by use 1986-90 (Figures are percent of total annual demand). (Table courtesy of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center). Metals and the Environment Leybold AG of Hanau, Germany, a major manufacturer of vacuum metallurgy systems, has published what it calls a 'bible' of vacuum metallurgy. The company says the brochure contains information on the entire field of vacuum metallurgical processing and on the systems used for melting and treatment of top quality alloys in a vacumn. For a copy of the brochure contact Leybold AG, Wilhelm- Rohn-Strasse 25, D-6450 Hanan 1, Germany; tel: 06181-34-1690. People The thermal technology division of the TI Group pie has announced the following management changes. J. Muller Ziller, president of Ipsen Industries OmbH will assume responsibility for Cambridge Vacuum Engineering Ltd of Cambridge, UK, alongside Carl Savage who was appointed managing director on 1 October 1990 in addition to his position as managing director of Ipsen Abar UK Ltd, of Birmingham, UK. Savage has gained technical, sales and production experience with IMI, W. Canning and Sandvik. The current managing director of Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, David Maggs, will be taking up another position within the division. Tony Rubbicco has been appointed after market sales and service manager of the Brew division of Thermal Technology, in Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Rubbicco will take responsibility for the Brew division's newly established field service programme. He has in excess of 20 years' experience with high temperature/ high vacuum furnaces. Prior to this appointment he was product manager at Vacuum Industries for a range of its furnaces. 736 MPR November 1990

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vacuum furnaces with positive pressure quench to 5 bar, a VFC 2 bar furnace, a 5 bar high pressure quench turbo treater and a TM 2 bar super series unit. Roger Mack, president of Vacu- Braze, says the division has the metallurgical expertise, heat treating and brazing experience, and the technology to satisfy a wide range of metallurgical services including brazing using nickel, silver, gold and copper alloys for aerospace, automotive, medical and other critical applications.

Tantalum Demand in Japan A five year summary of tantalum consumption in Japan has been produced by Mr Yoichiro Takekuro (see Tables). The demand for tantalum declined

25% between 1988 and 1989 in spite of an increase of 3% in the number of capacitors produced. The decline is attributable to a fall in the size of capacitors and the increasing demand for higher CV powders. Takekuro estimates growth in tantalum capacitor production to be 2% in 1989 to 1990, although he expects purchases by consumers of tantalum materials to rise by 9% as they restock after a major run-down in 1989. He is concerned that imports of tantalum powder, compounds and finished items expressed as a proportion of total demand have stayed high. He expects that both market share and weight of imports (at least of tantalum powder) will decline in 1990 due to continuing expansion by the major capacitor manufacturers of their offshore production and to a change in the distribution route of imports in the latter half of 1989.

No to UK Materials Institute The Institute of Metals will not be joining up with the Plastics and Rubber Institute (PRI) and the Institute of Ceramics in a merged UK Institute of Materials. The Institute of Metals cast a massive 96% vote in favour of the merger, and members of the PRI also supported the idea of a unified Institute of Materials. The PRI's voting was 72.6% in favour, with a 45% turnout, but the organization's governing body had already stated that it would not commit itself to the merger unless 75% of the members were in favour. Support for the new institute was even more lukewarm in the Institute of Ceramics, with a 58.8% vote in favour but on a turnout of only 39%.

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Tantalum powder 85 120 109 125 158 662 119 660 130 000 (of which imports) (19 150) (22 448) (35 438) (27 877) (23 000)

Tantalum compounds 50 320 48320 55 340 59 320 59 000 (of which imports) (14 300) (14 500) (17 000) (24 300) (24 000)

Tantalum processed 34 554 42 034 78 732 47702 49 920 products (imports) (14 748) (20 890) (46 007) (24 495) (23 030)

Total demand 169 954 199 478 292 724 226 682 238 920 {of which imports) (46 198) (57 838) (98 445) (76 672) (70 030)

Import share % 27 29 34 34 29

TABLE 1 Japanese tantalum demand (in kg tantalum contained) 1986-90. (Table courtesy of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center).

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 est

Electronics industry 66 70 68 69 69 Cemented carbide alloys 22 17 13 19 18 Ceramic in(~ustry 8 7 6 7 6 Others 4 6 13 5 7

TABLE 2 Percentage consumption of tantalum by use 1986-90 (Figures are percent of total annual demand). (Table courtesy of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center).

Metals and the Environment Leybold AG of Hanau, Germany, a major manufacturer of vacuum metallurgy systems, has published what it calls a 'bible' of vacuum metallurgy. The company says the brochure contains information on the entire field of vacuum metallurgical processing and on the systems used for melting and treatment of top quality alloys in a vacumn. For a copy of the brochure contact Leybold AG, Wilhelm- Rohn-Strasse 25, D-6450 Hanan 1, Germany; tel: 06181-34-1690.

People The thermal technology division of the TI Group pie has announced the following management changes. J. Muller Ziller, president of Ipsen Industries OmbH will assume responsibility for Cambridge Vacuum Engineering Ltd of Cambridge, UK, alongside Carl Savage who was appointed managing director on 1 October 1990 in addition to his position as managing director of Ipsen Abar UK Ltd, of Birmingham, UK. Savage has gained technical, sales and production experience with IMI, W. Canning and Sandvik. The current managing director of Cambridge Vacuum Engineering, David Maggs, will be taking up another position within the division. Tony Rubbicco has been appointed after market sales and service manager of the Brew division of Thermal Technology, in Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Rubbicco will take responsibility for the Brew division's newly established field service programme. He has in excess of 20 years' experience with high temperature/ high vacuum furnaces. Prior to this appointment he was product manager at Vacuum Industries for a range of its furnaces.

736 MPR November 1990