Advanced Materials

Merck and development of next-generation semiconductor materials in South Korea

Merck announced on the 30th that it opened a Korean Advanced Technology Center (K-ATeC) in Songtan Industrial Complex in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do. The technology center will accelerate the research and development of CMP slurry and post-CMP cleaning to support semiconductor production customers. Chemical Mechanical Polishing, or CMP is an indispensable technique… Read More »Merck and development of next-generation semiconductor materials in South Korea

Earth Panda Advance Magnetic Material and state of China’s permanent magnet industry.

Rare earth metals and transition metals are alloyed and magnetized by a magnetic field to obtain rare earth permanent magnet materials. These magnetic materials have been widely used in automobiles, household appliances, meters, mobile phones and other devices.  Among rare earth permanent magnet materials, neodymium iron boron materials have the… Read More »Earth Panda Advance Magnetic Material and state of China’s permanent magnet industry.

Chinese companies challenge Japan’s patent dominance in rare earths industry

Recently, China North Rare Earth Group seeked to obtain a patent for its innovative rare earth ore slurried decomposition process  in China, US, Japan and the EU through the Patent Cooperation Treaty pathway. Studies have shown that the consumption of chemical raw materials and energy while applying a patented process… Read More »Chinese companies challenge Japan’s patent dominance in rare earths industry

On maintaining Chinese leadership in rare earth industry – a view from Beijing

The Secretariat of the China Rare Earth Industry Association organized a meeting in Beijing on May 20th 2020 to review and understand the instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on the R&D of the rare earth industry in Ganzhou, Jiangxi . At the meeting, delegates said that General Secretary Xi… Read More »On maintaining Chinese leadership in rare earth industry – a view from Beijing

OLED materials market

Demand for OLED materials is expected to increase by 6% to 79.5 tons this year. The demand from the Smartphone segment will be responsible  for  64.1 tons, and the demand from the TV segment for 16.2 tons.  The market for OLED materials is expected to increase by 7.2% year-on-year to… Read More »OLED materials market