Our Products

Neo Performance Materials produces some of the highest purity rare earth and rare metal materials, and magnetic powders in the world. Our world-class rare earth processing and materials manufacturing capabilities enable us to meet increasingly demanding specifications by manufacturers that need very pure and custom engineered materials.

Neo Performance Materials produces some of the highest purity rare earth and rare metal materials, and magnetic powders in the world. Our world-class rare earth processing and materials manufacturing capabilities enable us to meet increasingly demanding specifications by manufacturers that need very pure and custom engineered materials.

Our products include a wide array of light and heavy engineered rare earth engineered materials and are found in technology applications including catalytic converters in automobiles: crude oil refining; advanced and consumer electronics; high efficiency lighting; high-precision lenses and optics; super alloys; engineered ceramics; and many others.

Our proprietary Neo Powder is used in the production of bonded neodymium-iron-boron magnets, which are found in everything from hard disk drive spindle motors; automobiles in applications such as electronic power steering motors, seat adjustment motors, fuel and water pumps; airbag sensors and main drive motors in hybrid electric vehicles; energy efficient residential circulation water pumps, to electronic expansion valves in air conditioners and more.

We also produce gallium, niobium, tantalum and several other niche metals.

Neo Performance Materials also offers rare earth-based wastewater treatment solutions. Our proprietary rare earth chloride solution is a high performance, water-soluble coagulant that has a very strong attraction to phosphorus. Our wastewater treatment products generate less chemical sludge than other coagulants and are comprised of a non-hazardous solution that does not stain or discolour facility structures or equipment.

Looking for more information on how we can custom design products for you? Contact us and let us know what your needs are.

About Rare Earths

Rare earths are a set of elements known as lanthanides found at the bottom of the periodic table, whose unique properties make them essential to many electronic, optical, magnetic and catalytic applications. The rare earths consist of yttrium and the 15 lanthanide elements (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium). Scandium is found in most rare earth element deposits and is therefore usually classified as a rare earth element.

Despite their name, unlike most commercially mined base and precious metals, most are abundant in nature but are rarely concentrated into mineable ore deposits. The estimated average concentration of the rare earth elements in the Earth’s crust, which ranges from around 150 to 220 parts per million, exceeds that of many other metals that are mined on an industrial scale, such as copper (55 parts per million) and zinc (70 parts per million).

Unlike metal sulfides, which are chemically simple compounds, rare earth element-bearing minerals are quite complex. The rare earth elements have many similar properties and are often found together in geologic deposits. In fact, rare earth elements−bearing minerals, once separated, contain as many as 14 individual rare earth elements (lanthanides and yttrium) that must be further separated and refined. As such, rare earth elements, are typically extracted and refined through dozens of chemical processes to separate the different rare earth elements and remove impurities.

About Rare Metals

In addition to the gamut of rare earths Neo Performance Materials produces, we also produce a variety of “green elements” — those substances that are vital to many green-tech and high-tech products.  In addition, our services include the recycling of gallium, indium, tantalum and rhenium. Rare Metals are physically and chemically different from rare earth elements. Rare metals are diverse and share few overarching similarities.

The key rare metals include niobium, tantalum, cobalt, indium, zirconium, gallium, and lithium. These rare metals are used for numerous applications and include clean energy technologies, advanced transportation systems, consumer electronics, energy efficient lightning, computer applications, advanced communications and satellites and healthcare technologies together with medical devices.

About Neo Powders

Neodymium and/or praseodymium metal are the primary raw materials in Magnequench’s Neo Powders. They are alloyed with iron and boron (“B”) prior to being processed into a powder, which is the precursor to NdFeB bonded magnets. Other elements (such as zirconium or cobalt) are sometimes added to the alloy in small quantities to achieve certain characteristics.

During the bonded powder process, molten NdFeB is propelled onto a cold surface, rapidly cooling the material and locking in the atomic configuration in a process known as melt spinning or jet casting. The material is then coarse ground and mixed with a resin binder. The combined material is then formed into a magnet using compression molding, injection molding, extruding or calendaring. After the desired shape has been achieved the resultant metal is then magnetized.