Pure materials for strong metals


We develop, produce and market products made from the high-tech materials of molybdenum and tungsten.

For over 90 years, we have manufactured powder metallurgical products noted for their quality and reliability. These products have repeatedly enabled our customers to increase their productivity and make major technological advances.

Plansee Group materials play a pivotal role in today's high-tech products, and will continue to do so long into the future. They have a very high melting point, are extremely heat-resistant and offer a remarkably high density – since they are so hard, they are also able to withstand practically all wearing. In addition, they offer excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, along with many other important properties.

Our slogan is "Excellence in Powder Metallurgy", and we deliver this by:

  • Covering the entire value chain for powder-metallurgical manufactured products and components – from the powder to the final product.
  • Continuously investing in production capacities and technologies across the entire value chain.
  • Safeguarding the availability of our raw materials, through investments, long-term supply agreements with mining companies, and start-up financing of new mining projects.



The name molybdenum is derived from the Greek word for "heavy" or "lead".


  • High melting point: 2,620 degrees Celsius/4,748 degrees Fahrenheit (iron = 1,520 degrees Celsius/2,768 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • High density: 10.2 g/cm³
  • Low vapor pressure
  • High temperature strength
  • High thermal conductivity
  • High corrosion resistance against metal and glass melting

Applications of molybdenum

With its unique mechanical and chemical properties, molybdenum is an outstanding material that meets the most exacting requirements. As it possesses a very high melting point, a low thermal expansion coefficient and a high level of thermal conductivity, the material is used in a wide range of different industries.

You can find out more about the various applications of high purity molybdenum at the Plansee High Performance Materials website.

You can find more about the processing and applications of molybdenum at the Molymet website.



The name tungsten is derived from the Swedish word "tung sten", meaning "heavy stone".


  • Highest melting point of all metals: 3,420 degrees Celsius/6,188 degrees Fahrenheit (iron = 1,536 degrees Celsius/2,768 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • High density: 19.3 g/cm³
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Low thermal expansion
  • Good thermal conductivity

Applications of tungsten

From the powder to the customized solution tungsten is employed in a wide variety of applications across the Plansee Group.

For more information on the applications of tungsten and tungsten carbide powders, please see the GTP division's website.

For more information on the applications of tungsten carbides, please see the Ceratizit website.

For more information on the applications of pure tungsten and tungsten alloys, please see the Plansee High Performance Materials website.