Tantalum-Niobium production

Tantalum-Niobium production deployed at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant.

It is the only in the CIS and one of the world's largest enterprises with a complete production cycle from processing of tantalum-niobium-containing raw material to the finished products. Share of TP in the global tantalum market is about 12%. The basis of the food basket for the metal are sprayed target, tantalum ingots and chips.

Originally, tantalum used for the manufacture of wire for incandescent lamps. However, due to its unique properties: ductility, strength, corrosion resistance and heat-resistant, high coefficient of heat transfer, the ability to "get along" with the living tissue of the body, the metal has found a practice in electronics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, nuclear power, metallurgy and in medicine.


Share of TP in the global tantalum market is about 12%.

There is a production of  corrosion-resistant equipment for chemical industry, parts of electronic tubes, electrical capacitors for semiconductor devices, the die in the production of synthetic fibers, glassware, crucibles for melting metals and alloys, high-temperature furnaces heaters; heat exchangers for nuclear energy systems. In surgery the tantalum  metal is used for bonding the bones, nerves, and sutures.

Tantalum products

  • tantalum ingots of 3N2, 3N5, 3N7, 4N and 4N5 purities, manufactured by double and triple electron-beam melting;
  • Chips;
  • Tantalum flat and round bars;
  • Powders of tantalum capacitors;
  • Materials for condensers
  • Ingots TaY. Products from TaY
  • Ingots TaW. Products from TaW
  • tantalum ingots of 4N5 purity, produced by vacuum arc remelting