TANTALUM: World Market Outlook: 2012-2017

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TANTALUM: World Market Outlook: 2012-2017

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This study covers the global market for tantalum materials, including tantalum ores and concentrates and engineered tantalum materials for consumption in tantalum capacitor anodes, tantalum sputtering targets, tantalum superalloys, cemented carbide cutting tools, fabricated mill products and tantalum chemicals and compounds. The study forecasts demand for tantalum based upon its unique attributes of capacitance, durability, corrosion and heat resistance; as well as its unique optical properties. The study addresses key issues facing the industry between 2012 and 2017, including the expected price fluctuations for the metal, including its potential deficit amidst mine closings; stringent legislation and vertical integration within the supply chain. The study forecasts demand for tantalum in capacitor anodes, taking into consideration the projected demand for tantalum capacitors consumed in various portable digital electronics, including smartphones and computer tablets, notebook computers and servers; automotive electronic subassemblies; and consumer electronics such as game consoles; and digital cameras; and tempers demand forecasts based upon displacement by alternative technologies such as high capacitance MLCC and conductive polymer aluminum chip capacitors. It also forecasts tantalum consumption in hard metals, including cemented carbide cutting tools, superalloys, and mil products, amidst expected increases in production of aircraft and automobiles to satisfy increasing demand from emerging economies. The study also forecasts primary and secondary tantalum supply. Including primary mining operations and their expected expansion. The study also forecasts tantalum from tin mining and slag operations; tantalum from urban mining (Recycling) and tantalum in inventories and makes projections regarding shortages for each year beginning in 2012 and ending in 2017. The study also documents all known tantalum deposits and makes assumptions regarding which of these deposits have the financial backing and necessary resources to become working mines. Tantalum pricing forecasts for tantalum ores and concentrates are given for 2012 through 2017. See the table of contents for a complete listing of what is included in this study.
Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

  • 1.1. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
  • 1.2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY EMPLOYED:
  • 1.3. THE PAUMANOK RESEARCH METHODOLOGY:
    • 1.3.1. GOVERNMENT DATA COLLECTION AND RESOURCES:
    • 1.3.2. SECONDARY PUBLISHED SOURCES:
    • 1.3.3. PRIMARY INTELLIGENCE GATHERING:
  • 1.4. THE PASSIVE COMPONENT SUPPLY CHAIN:
    • 1.4.1. MINING OF RAW MATERIALS:
    • 1.4.2. RAW MATERIALS PROCESSING:
    • 1.4.3. COMPONENT MANUFACTURING:
    • 1.4.4. COMPONENT DISTRIBUTION:
    • 1.4.5. END-MARKET CONSUMPTION:
    • 1.4.6. RECYCLING OF CRITICAL MATERIALS:
  • 1.5. TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS RELATED TO PASSIVE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS:
    • 1.5.1. THE TWO TECHNICAL ECONOMIC MAXIMS ASSOCIATED WITH PASSIVE COMPONENTS:
    • 1.5.2. UBIQUITOUS NATURE OF PASSIVE COMPONENTS:
    • 1.5.3. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CAPACITANCE AND AVAILABLE SURFACE AREA:

SECTION 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 2012

  • 2.1. Key Market Developments In The tantalum Capacitor Supply Chain: 2011-2012
    • 2.1.1. Price Fluctuations for Ores & Concentrates:
    • 2.1.2. Tantalum Supply & Demand Issues:
    • 2.1.3. Impact of The Tohoku Event on Inventories:
    • 2.1.4. Impact of Thailand Flooding On The Supply Chain:
    • 2.1.5. European Economic Crisis: Impact On Supply Chain:
    • 2.1.6. Re-Closing Of Wodgina:
    • 2.1.7. GAM's Acquisition of Cabot Supermetals:
    • 2.1.8. Forecasting The Tantalum Supply Deficit:
    • 2.1.9. “Closed Loop” Salvation?
    • 2.1.10. Kemet Vertically Integrates With Niotan: What This Means For The Supply Chain:
    • 2.1.11. Additional Tantalum Activities in South Africa:
  • 2.2 Key Summary and Conclusions of This Report:

SECTION 3: TANTALUM: GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK: 2012 - 2017

  • 3.1. TANTALUM: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
  • 3.2. TANTALUM: HISTORY
  • 3.3. TANTALUM: USAGE
  • 3.4. TANTALUM PROCESSING:
    • 3.4.1. Ore Mining:
    • 3.4.2. Ore Crushing:
    • 3.4.3. Gravitational Seperation:
    • 3.4.4. Digestion:
    • 3.4.5. Liquid-To-Liquid Separation:
    • 3.4.6. Tantalum Stream:
    • 3.4.7. K2TaF7 and Ta2O5Production:
    • 3.4.8. Sodium Reduction to Metal Powder:
    • 3.4.10. Purification Process:
    • 3.4.11. Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder:
    • 3.4.12. Tantalum Carbide (TaC)
    • 3.4.13. Lithium Tantalate: (LiTaO3),
    • 3.4.14. Tantalum Oxide:
    • 3.4.15. Fabricated Tantalum Mill Products:
    • 3.4.16. Tantalum Ingots:
  • 3.5. TOTAL MARKET: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SHIPMENTS OF TANTALUM: 1995-2011; 2012 FORECASTS
    • 3.5.1. 1995-2011 Actual and 2012 Volume Forecasts
    • 3.5.2. Tantalum Demand By Application: 2004-2011 and 2012 Forecasts:
    • 3.5.3. Tantalum Powder For Capacitors: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts
    • 3.5.4. Tantalum Powder for Carbide: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts:
    • 3.5.5. Tantalum Powder for Super Alloys: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
    • 3.5.6. Tantalum Ingot for Sputtering: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
    • 3.5.7. Tantalum Chemicals: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts
    • 3.5.8. Tantalum Mill Products: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts:
    • 3.6. TANTALUM ORES AND CONCENTRATES: PRICING ANALYSIS: 1995-2011; 2012 FORECASTS:
    • 3.6.1. Average Tantalum Ore/Concentrate Prices: Average Global Price Per Pound: 1995-2011; 2012 Forecasts
  • 3.7. TANTALUM CONCENTRATE OUTPUT BY MINING OPERATION & ESTIMATED PRICE PER POUND: 2011
    • 3.7.1. Volume of Tantalum Mine Output: 2011
    • 3.7.2. Value of Tantalum Mine Output: 2011
    • 3.7.3. Price Per Pound By Mine: 2011
    • 3.7.4. Global Advanced Metals (Wodgina):
    • 3.7.5. AMG-CIF (Mibra):
    • 3.7.6. EMRD (Kenticha):
    • 3.7.7. Mekios (Nigerian Cooperative)
    • 3.7.8. Cabot (Tanco):
    • 3.7.9. REDEMI (Rwanda):
    • 3.7.10. Noventa (Mozambique):
    • 3.7.11. Other African Mining Operations:
    • 3.7.12. China Mining Operations:
    • 3.7.13. Other Mining Operations:
    • 3.7.14. Tantalum As a By-Product of Tin Mining:
    • 3.7.15. Recycled Tantalum (Urban Mining):
    • 3.7.16. Tantalum Inventories:
  • 3.9. TANTALUM CONCENTRATE CONSUMPTION BY END-USE PRODUCT MARKET: 2011
  • 3.10 .TANTALUM IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS:
    • 3.10.1. Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder: 2011
  • 3.10.1. (A) Ultra small Case Size Tantalum
  • 3.10.1. (B) Conductive Polymer Tantalum Capacitors
  • 3.10.1. (C ) Wet Slug Tantalum Capacitors
    • 3.10.2. Semiconductor Sputtering Targets:
    • 3.10.3. Other Electronic Components:
  • 3.11. TANTALUM IN SUPER METALS:
    • 3.11.1. Super Alloy Additive:
    • 3.11.2. Mill Products:
    • 3.11.3. Cemented Carbides:
  • 3.12. TANTALUM IN COMPOUNDS AND CHEMICALS:
    • 3.12.1. Potassium Tantalum Flouride (K2TaF7):
    • 3.12.2. Tantalum Pentoxide:
    • 3.12.3. Tantalum Pentachloride:
    • 3.12.3. Tantalum Ethoxide:
    • 3.12.4. Tantalum n-butoxide:
    • 3.12.5. Tantalum Nitride:
    • 3.12.6. Tantalum Silicide:
    • 3.12.7. Ferro Tantalum:
    • 3.12.8. Tantalum Amides:
    • 3.12.8. Tantalum Aluminide:
    • 3.12.9. Tantalum Boride:
    • 3.12.10. Tantalum Hydride:
    • 3.12.11. Tantalum Sulfide:
    • 3.12.12. Tantalum Bromide:
    • 3.12.13. Tantalum Flouride:
    • 3.12.14. Other Exotic Tantalum Chemicals:
  • 3.13. Tantalum Chemical & Compound Pricing by Type: 2012
  • 3.14. TANTALUM VALUE CHAINS: 2012
    • 3.14.1. Tantalum Value Chain To The Capacitor Industry: 2012
    • 3.14.2. TANTALUM CONSUMPTION VOLUME IN CAPACITORS (POWDER AND WIRE CONSUMPTION VOLUMES): 2004-2011; 2012 FORECAST:
    • 3.14.3. AVERAGE UNIT PRICE TREND FOR CAPACITOR GRADE TANTALUM METAL POWDER: 2004-2011; 2012 FORECASTS:
    • 3.14.4. The Value of Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder Consumption: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts:
  • 3.15. TANTALUM CAPACITORS: COSTS TO PRODUCE
    • 3.15.1. Tantalum Capacitor Types:
    • 3.15.2. Tantalum Capacitor Configurations:
    • 3.15.3. TANTALUM CAPACITORS: ASSOCIATED CGS
    • 3.15.4. Processing Steps:
    • 3.15.5. Raw Material Costs: Tantalum Capacitors: 2011
    • 3.15.5. (A) Tantalum Metal Powder and Wire:
    • 3.15.5. (B) Leadframes:
    • 3.15.5. (C ) Silver Materials:
    • 3.15.5. (D) Cathode Materials:
    • 3.15.5. (E) Epoxy Resin:
    • 3.15.5. (F) Other Materials:
    • 3.15.6. TANTALUM CAPACITORS: COSTS TO PRODUCE BY TYPE
    • 3.15.6. (A) MN02 Cathode Type:
    • 3.15.6. (B) Conductive Polymer Cathode Type:
    • 3.15.6. (C ) Specialty Tantalum Capacitors: Axial, Radial and Wet Slug:
    • 3.15.7. BEST PRACTICES IN COST SAVINGS FOR TANTALUM CAPACITORS:
    • 3.15.7. (A) Vertical Integration of The Supply Chain:
    • 3.15.8. TANTALUM CAPACITORS: GLOBAL MARKET VALUE AND VOLUME: 2009-2012
  • 3.15.9. Competitive Environment in Tantalum Capacitors: 2011-
  • 3.16. TANTALUM VALUE CHAIN TO THE SPUTTERING TARGET INDUSTRY: 2012:
    • 3.16.1. Major Vendors in The Tantalum Target Supply Chain: 2012
    • 3.16.2. Tantalum Consumption Volume In Sputtering Target Applications: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • 3.17. TANTALUM VALUE CHAIN TO THE SUPERALLOYS INDUSTRY: 2012
    • 3.17.1. Major Vendors in The Tantalum Superalloy Supply Chain: 2012
    • 3.17.2. Tantalum Consumption Volume In Super Alloys: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • 3.18. TANTALUM VALUE CHAIN TO THE CUTTING TOOLS INDUSTRY:
    • 3.18.1. Major Vendors in The Tantalum Cemented Carbide Supply Chain: 2012
    • 3.18.2. Tantalum Consumption Volume In Cemented Carbides: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • 3.19. TANTALUM VALUE CHAIN TO THE MILL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY: 2012
    • 3.19.1. Major Vendors in The Tantalum Mill Product Supply Chain: 2012
    • 3.19.2. Tantalum Consumption Volume In Mill Products: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
    • 3.19.3. Tantalum Mill Product Portfolio:
    • 3.19.3. (A) Mill Products: sheet, plate, foil, rod, tube, and wire
    • 3.19.3. (B) Tantalum Mill Products: Fabricated Parts
    • 3.19.3. (B1) Tantalum Mill Products For Defense Applications:
    • 3.19.3. (B2) Tantalum Mill Products For Furnace Applications:
    • 3.19.3. (B3) Tantalum Mill Products For Chemical Processing Applications:
    • 3.19.3. (B4) Tantalum Mil Products For Medical Applications:
    • 3.19.3. (B5) Tantalum Mil Products For Other Industrial Applications:
  • 3.20. TANTALUM VALUE CHAIN TO THE CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS INDUSTRY: 2012
    • 3.20.1. Major Vendors in The Tantalum Chemicals and Compounds Supply Chain: 2012
    • 3.20.2. Tantalum Consumption Volume In Chemicals and Compounds: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast

SECTION 4.0: FORECASTS FOR CONSUMPTION: 2012-2017:

  • 4.1. TANTALUM CONSUMPTION VOLUME FORECASTS AND AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATES: 2012-2017
  • 4.2. Forecasts For Tantalum Consumption By End-Market Application: 2012-2017
  • 4.3. Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder Forecasts: 2012-2017
  • 4.4. Production Forecasts For Key Products Consuming Tantalum Capacitors: 2012-2017
  • 4.5. Average Tantalum Capacitor Content In Key End Products: 2012-2017 Forecasts
  • 4.6. Tantalum Capacitor Consumption Volume Forecast: 2012-2017 Summary
  • 4.7. Tantalum Capacitor Consumption Volume and Forecasts By End Product: 2012-2017
  • 4.8. Tantalum Capacitors: Forecasted Displacement by Alternative Technologies: 2012-2017
  • 4.9. Tantalum Inventories and Impact on Net New Product Purchases in 2012-2017
  • 4.10. Correlation Between Tantalum Capacitor Case Size and End-Use Market Segment: 2012-2017
  • 4.11. Tantalum Powder Consumption Forecasts By Capacitor Application (Powder Correlation With Capacitor End-Use Markets): 2012-2017
  • 4.12. Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder, Wire and Cathode Material Consumption By Case Size (In Milligrams): 2012
  • 4.13. Tantalum: Consumption Forecasts in Cemented Carbide Based Cutting Tools: 2012-2017
  • 4.14. Automotive Production Trends By World Region: 2012:
  • 4.15. Tantalum: Consumption Forecasts in Super Alloys: 2012-2017
  • 4.16. Aircraft Production Outlook at Boeing and Airbus: 2012:
  • 4.17. Airbus On Long Term Aircraft Production Requirements: 2012-2030
  • 4.18. Tantalum Ingot Forecasts For Sputtering Targets: 2012-2017
  • 4.19. Tantalum: Consumption Forecasts in Mill Products (Including Tantalum Wire): 2012-2017
  • 4.10. Tantalum: Consumption Forecasts in Chemicals and Compounds 2012-2017

SECTION 5.0: FORECASTING THE DEFICIT: TANTALUM SUPPLY AND DEMAND OUTLOOK: 2012-2017:

  • 5.1. Primary Mining Operations: Forecasted Output: 2012-2017
  • 5.2. Expected Input From New Tantalum Resources: 2012-2017
  • 5.3. Tantalum From Tin Mining: Forecasted Output: 2012-2017
  • 5.4. Recycled Tantalum: Forecasted Input To The Supply Chain (Hope for Urban Mining): 2012-2017
  • 5.5. Tantalum Inventories: Forecasted Impact On The Supply Chain: 2012-2017
  • 5.6. Expected Tantalum Deficit: 2012-2017
  • 5.7. Tantalum Ores and Concentrates- Pricing Forecast: 2012-2017
  • 5.8. Identifying New Tantalum Resources: 2012

SECTION 6.0 :TANTALUM RESOURCE DIRECTORY

  • ABS INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES (TANTALUM RECYCLING)
  • ADVANCED ALLOY SERVICES LTD. (TANTALUM ALLOYS)
  • AEROJET-GENERAL CORPORATION (TANTALUM WEAR PARTS)
  • AESAR-ALPHA (TANTALUM CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS)
  • ALCOA-HOWMET (TANTALUM ALLOYS/TURBINE BLADES)
  • ALKANE RESOURCES LIMITED (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • ALTURA MINING (HADDINTGON) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • AMERICAN ELEMENTS (TANTALUM CHEMICALS & COMPOUNDS)
  • AFRICAN MINING METALLURGICAL GROUP (AMMG) (TANTALUM MINING)
  • AMG CIF- BRAZIL (TANTALUM POWDER FOR SUPER METALS)
  • AVX CORPORATION (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • AVALON RARE METALS (TSX: AVL) (TANTALUM DEPOSIT)
  • BEH MINERALS SDN BHD (TANTALUM MINING)
  • CABOT TANCO-TANTALUM MINING CORP. OF CANADA LTD.
  • COMMERCE RESOURCES CORP. (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • COMPANHIA INDUSTRIAL FLUMINENSE (TANTALUM MINING)
  • CONGHUA TANTALUM & NIOBIUM SMELTERY (TANTALUM POWDER, INGOT & CHEMICALS)
  • CREVIER MINERALS INC. (TANTALUM MINING)
  • CRITICAL ELEMENTS CORPORATION (CA: CRE) (TANTALUM DEPOSITS)
  • DAEWOO ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • DUOLUOSHAN SAPPHIRE RARE METAL CO. (TANTALUM POWDER)
  • EAGLE ALLOYS (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS)
  • ELITE MATERIAL SOLUTIONS (TANTALUM ALLOYS)
  • ELNA COMPANY LIMITED (ASAHI GLASS) (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • ENDURANCE GOLD CORPORATION (TSXV:EDG) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • ERAMET (TANTALUM DEPOSIT)
  • ESPI METALS (TANTALUM CARBIDE POWDERS; TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS AND TANTALUM CHEMICALS)
  • ETHIOPIAN MINERAL DEVELOPMENT SHARE COMPANY (TANTALUM MINING)
  • EXOTECH (TANTALUM RECYCLER)
  • F&X ELECTRO-MATERIALS LTD (TANTALUM POWDER)
  • FIRADEC SA- EXXELIA (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • FOGANG JIATA METALS CO., LTD. (TANTALUM FOR SUPER METALS)
  • GALAXY RESOURCES LIMITED (ASX: GXY) (TANTALUM MINER)
  • GAM GLOBAL ADVANCED METALS (TANTALUM MINING AND PROCESSING)
  • GLOBE METALS & MINING LIMITED (ASX;GBE) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • GAM SUPERMETALS {CABOT SUPERMETALS} (TANTALUM POWDER & WIRE)
  • GIPPSLAND LIMITED (ASE: GIP) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • GOSSAN RESOURCES LTD. (TSX:GSS) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • GREATBATCH, INC. (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • GREENLIGHT RESOURCES INC.(TSXV:GR) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • GTP-GLOBAL TUNGSTEN & POWDERS CORP. (TANTALUM CARBIDE POWDERS)
  • H. C. STARCK GMBH & CO. KG (TANTALUM POWDER & WIRE)
  • HERAEUS MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG (FABRICATED TANTALUM PARTS AND INGOTS)
  • HI-TEMP SPECIALTY METALS, INC. (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS, TANTALUM RECYCLING & TOLL CONVERTING)
  • HOLYSTONE INTERNATIONAL; HITACHI AIC INC. (FUKUSHIMA) (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • HONEYWELL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS SEELZE GMBH (TANTALUM CHEMICALS)
  • HONEYWELL ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGETS AND COIL SETS)
  • HUDSON RESOURCES (TSX.V-HUD) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • INFRAMAT CORPORATION (TANTALUM CARBIDE POWDER, MILL PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS)
  • JIUJIANG JINXIN NON-FERROUS METALS CO., LTD. (TANTALUM FOR SUPER METALS)
  • JIUJIANG TANBRE SMELTER (TANTALUM ALLOYS & CHEMICALS)
  • JIUJIANG TANBRE CO LTD (TANTALUM METAL POWDER)
  • JOURDAN RESOURCES (JOR:CVE) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • JX METALS (SHANGHAI JIANGXI METALS CO. LTD.) (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS, TANTALUM CARBIDES)
  • KEMET CORPORATION (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • KENNAMETAL INC. (TANTALUM CARBIDE CUTTING TOOLS)
  • KING-TAN TANTALUM INDUSTRY LTD. (FORMERLY GUI-FAMILY TANTALUM-NIOBIUM LTD.) (TANTALUM FOR SUPER METALS)
  • LELON (JV WITH ELNA) (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • LITHEX RESOURCES (ASX: LTX) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • LTS (CHEMICALS), INC. (TANTALUM CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS)
  • MALAYSIA SMELTING CORPORATION (TANTALUM FROM TIN SLAG)
  • MATERION (FORMERLY WILLIAMS) (TANTALUM CHEMICALS AND TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGETS)
  • MATSUO ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • MDN, INC. (MDN) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • MEKIOS (UK) LTD (TANTALUM MINING)
  • METALINK INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. (TANTALUM RECYCLING)
  • METALYSIS LTD. (TANTALUM METAL POWDER)
  • MINERACAO TABOCA S.A. (TANTALUM MINING FOR FENBTA ALLOY)
  • MITSUBISHI CARBIDE (TANTALUM IN CUTTING TOOLS)
  • MITSUI MINING & SMELTING COMPANY (TANTALUM METAL POWDER & RECYCLING)
  • MOLYCORP SILMET (TANTALUM METAL POWDERS, INGOTS, CHIPS AND CHEMICALS)
  • MONARQUES RESOURCES . (TSX-V: MQR) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • NAC KAZATOMPROM (CAPACITOR-GRADE TANTALUM POWDER, METAL POWDER AND WIRE)
  • NEC CORPORATION/TOKIN (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • NICHICON CORPORATION (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • NINGXIA ORIENT GROUP, CNMC NINGXIA NONFERROUS METALS (TANTALUM POWDER & WIRE)
  • NIKKO METALS (JX NIPPON MINING & METALS) (TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGETS)
  • NIOTAN, INC. (CAPACITOR GRADE TANTALUM POWDER) (NOW OWNED BY KEMET)
  • NUINSCO RESOURCES (TSX:NWI) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • PACIFIC WILDCAT RESOURCES (TSX: PAW) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • PEAK RESOURCES (ASX:PEK) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • PLANSEE (TANTALUM WIRE)
  • PRAXAIR, INC. (TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGETS)
  • RAM RESOURCES (ASX:RMR) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • RAYTHEON COMPANY (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS)
  • READE ADVANCED MATERIALS (TANTALUM CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS; CARBIDES)
  • REDEMI (TANTALUM MINERS)
  • REXWELL MINING COMPANY LIMITED (TANTALUM MINING)
  • ROHM COMPANY LIMITED (TANTALUM CAPACITORS)
  • ROSEMOUNT (EMERSON) (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS, WEAR PARTS)
  • ROSREDMET
  • S.A. MINERALS LTD PARTNERSHIP (TANTALUM MINING FROM TIN)
  • AB SANDVIK - HARD METALS (TANTALUM CARBIDE CUTTING TOOLS)
  • SANYO ELECTRIC (PANASONIC) (TANTALUM CAPACITORS)
  • SAMSUNG ELECTRO MECHANICS COMPANY LTD. (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • SGS-SOLID CARBIDE TOOL, INC. (TANTALUM CARBIDE TOOLS)
  • SHAMIKA RESOURCES INC. (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • SIGMA-ALDRICH (TANTALUM CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS)
  • SOLID RESOURCES LTD. (TSX-V: SRW) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • SOLIKAMSK MAGNESIUM WORKS (TANTALUM FOR SUPER METALS)
  • STANDARD DIE & FABRICATING, INC. (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS)
  • TAIKE TECHNOLOGY (SUZHOU) CO LTD (FORMERLY KING METALLURGICAL) (TANTALUM POWDER AND INGOT)
  • TANTALINE (TANTALUM MILL PRODUCTS)
  • TANTALITE RESOURCES (TANTALUM MINING)
  • TERTIARY MINERALS (LON:TYM ) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • TEXAS RARE EARTH RESOURCES (TRER) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • THAILAND SMELTING & REFINING CO LTD. (AMC GROUP) (TANTALUM FROM TIN SLAG)
  • TITAN INTERNATIONAL, INC. (TANTALUM POWDER AND MILL PRODUCTS; TANTALUM CARBIDE)
  • TNR GOLD CORP. (TNR) (TANTALUM RESOURCE)
  • TOSOH SMD, INC. (TANTALUM PROCESSING FOR SPUTTERING TARGETS)
  • TREIBACHER INDUSTRIE AG (TANTALUM CARBIDE POWDER)
  • TVEL CORPORATION (TANTALUM PROCESSING)
  • ULBA METALLURGICAL PLANT (TANTALUM POWDERS, INGOT AND MILL PRODUCTS)
  • VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY, INC. (TANTALUM CAPACITOR MANUFACTURER)
  • WALTER AG (CARBIDE BASED CUTTING TOOLS)
  • YICHUN JIN YANG RARE METALS CO., LTD. (TANTALUM PROCESSING)
  • ZHUZHOU CEMENTED CARBIDE WORKS (TANTALUM CARBIDE)
  • ZIMMER-TRABECULAR METAL TECHNOLOGY (TANTALUM PROCESSING FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS)

Table of Figures:

  • Figure 1: Tantalum Sources In 2011 (Primary, Recycled, Tin Slag and Inventory)
  • Figure 2: Global Shipments of Tantalum for Consumption: 1995-2011 and 2012 Forecasts (In Millions of Pounds)
  • Figure 3: Tantalum Consumption Volume by End- Market Application: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts (In Millions of Pounds)
  • Figure 4: Average Tantalum Ore/Concentrate Prices: Average Global Price Per Pound: 1995-2011; 2012 Forecasts
  • Figure 5: Tantalum Ores & Concentrates" Average Unit Price Per Month for 2010-2012
  • Figure 6: Tantalum Ouput By Mining Operation: 2011
  • Figure 7: Top Tantalum Mining Operations in 2011 Based Upon Revenue Estimates
  • Figure 8: The Value of Engineered Tantalum Powders and Parts: 2011
  • Figure 9: Value of Engineered Tantalum Materials By End-Market: 2011
  • Figure 10: tantalum Chemicals and Their Applications: 2012
  • Figure 11: Tantalum Chemicals & Compounds: Average Price Per Pound By Type: 2012
  • Figure 12: Tantalum Value Chain To The Worldwide Capacitor Industry: 2012
  • Figure 13: Tantalum Powder and Wire Consumption Volume in Capacitors: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts
  • Figure 14: Tantalum Powder & Wire Consumption Volume in Anodes (Combined): Trend Tracking 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 15: Average Price Per Pound for Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 16: Value of Global Consumption for Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecasts
  • Figure 17: Tantalum Capacitors: Fixed and Variable Costs To Produce
  • Figure 18: Tantalum Capacitors: Materials Costs By Type: 2011
  • Figure 19: Tantalum Capacitor Manufacturers: 2011 Sales & Market Shares
  • Figure 19: Tantalum Value Chain To The Global Sputtering Target Industry: 2012
  • Figure 20: Tantalum Consumption Volume In Sputtering Targets: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 21: Tantalum Value Chain To The Global Super Alloy Industry: 2012
  • Figure 22: Tantalum Consumption Volume In Superalloys: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 23: Tantalum Value Chain To The Global Cemented Carbide Cutting Tool Industry: 2012
  • Figure 24: Tantalum Consumption Volume In Carbides: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 25: Tantalum Value Chain To The Global Mill Products Industry: 2012
  • Figure 26: Tantalum Consumption Volume In Mill Products: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 27: Tantalum Value Chain To The Global Chemical and Compounds Industry: 2012
  • Figure 28: Tantalum Consumption Volume In Chemicals and Compounds: 2004-2011; 2012 Forecast
  • Figure 29: Tantalum Consumption Volume Forecasts: 2012-2017
  • Figure 30: Tantalum Consumption Volume Forecasts by End-Use Market Appliaction: 2012-2017
  • Figure 31: Global Output Forecasts For The Top Products Consuming Tantalum Capacitors: 2012-2017
  • Figure 32: Average Tantalum Capacitor Content Forecasts for Key End-Products In Telecom, Computer, Consumer AV and Automotive Electronics: 2012-2017
  • Figure 33: Tantalum Capacitor Consumption Volume Forecasts
  • Figure 34: Tantalum Capacitor Consumption Volume Forecast By End-Product: 2012-2017
  • Figure 35: Capacitor Grade Tantalum Metal Powder, Wire and Polymer Material By Case Size: 2012
  • Figure 35: Tantalum Powder for Anode-Consumption Volume Forecast By Market Into Which The Capacitors Are Sold: 2012-2017
  • Figure 36: Tantalum Consumption Forecasts For Applications in Cemented Carbides 2012-2017
  • Figure 37: Light Duty Vehicle Production Forecasts By World Region: 2012:
  • Figure 37: Tantalum Consumption Forecasts For Applications in Super Alloys 2012-2017
  • Figure 39: Aircraft Production at Boeing and Airbus: 2010, 2011 and 2012: Forecast
  • Figure 38: Tantalum Consumption Forecasts For Applications in PVD Sputtering Targets: 2012-2017
  • Figure 39: Tantalum Consumption Forecasts For Applications in Mill Products: 2012-2017
  • Figure 40: Tantalum Consumption Forecasts For Applications in Chemicals and Compounds: 2012- 2017
  • Figure 36: Tantalum Primary and Secondary Sources: Output Forecasts By Mine: 2012-2017
  • Figure 37: Tantalum Ores and Concentrates- Price Forecast Per Pound of Contained Ta205: 2012-2017
  • Figure 38: List of Known Tantalum Deposits: 2012