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In 1961 a department of  powder metallurgy, shop ? 8, was opened in Novotulskiy metallurgic factory. It was made in order to create an industrial base for implementation of ideas and products of Central Research and Development Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy (CRDI Chermet).  The new shop was developing very fast working out production of high purity electrolytic chromium, rolled stock and products made of molybdenum, tungsten, composites and metal powders. During 50 years in close cooperation with Academy of Sciences, scientific and technical centers, leading scientific and technical institutes and industrial enterprises the shop has developed into the largest enterprise of powder metallurgy - POLEMA  JSC.  POLEMA  produces modern high-tech materials and products  that have unique physicochemical and mechanic  characteristics. They are used for dozens of industries.

1961 – Production of the first batches of titanium powders with the help of hydro-calcium method.

1963 – The first molybdenum sheet products.

1964 – Development of electrolytic refined chromium production.

1965-1985 – Continuous growth and improvement of technological processes. Volume of production had increased 10 times as much. There were created technological laboratories, technical and design department, bays of machine working of metals, sections of temperature compensators, tungsten-based composite materials, high-precise chromium-copper contacts. Also rolling and forging department was reconstructed and expended. The largest in the country complex producing metal powders was built and put into operation. Powders served for resource-saving technologies for reconstruction  and hardening of machine and equipment parts

1985-1991 – The company had become a leader in the sphere of powder metallurgy for coatings, molybdenum and tungsten rolled stock, high purity chromium, pseudoalloys, contacts for high-tension vacuum switches, high-performance permeable materials.

1992-1999 - POLEMA JSC was established.  Development of technology and production by means of sintering and deformation of chromium sputtering targets. Development of new improved  contacts, crucibles and accessories made of molybdenum for production of sapphire monocrystals, copper and nickel products. POLEMA entered world and new home markets.

2000-2003 – The company introduced production of tungsten and molybdenum powders, developed manufacturing of high-precision rolled sheet made of molybdenum and tungsten, electrodes for glass-working furnaces, chromium, molybdenum, nichromium and nickel  sputtering targets for vacuum deposition of thin films.

2004-2009 – POLEMA built and started up department of electrolytic chromium electrolysis equipped with the automatic system for control of technological process and production of chromium (purity - 99,97-99,99%). Development of technological process of chromium sputtering targets production by means of hot  isostatic pressing (HIP). Modernization  of department of refractory metal machine working and fitting out of bays with modern metal-working machinery and automatic centers. It allowed to start up manufacturing of large-size chromium sputtering targets of special design used for production of modern big-size displays. The volume of production of high purity chromium sputtering targets reached 30% of world market.

Development, building of bays and launching of new generation materials production: aluminum-titanium composites for multifunctional  hardsurfacing coatings of tools and for sputtering targets made of zink oxide-based ceramics for  manufacturing of conducting transparent films that are used in production of information display systems, solar batteries and heat-saving coatings of architectural glass.

POLEMA introduced Quality Management System and organized its activity in accordance with the requirements of international standard ISO 9001. In 2005 Quality Management System of POLEMA JSC was certified by certification body LLC “TUV International RUS”, an official representative of concern «TÜV Rheinland Group» in Russia. The certificate was confirmed every year during supervisory audit. In 2008 and 2011 the procedure of re-certification was successfully passed.

POLEMA opened its representative offices in Switzerland, Korea, China and Taiwan. A new factory producing base soldered (bondized) sputtering targets was built in Taiwan.

2010-2011 – Extra recourses for big-size tungsten crucible production were introduced. The crucibles were used by producers of sapphire monocrystals in Russia, the USA and South East Asia. It allowed to expand their production 3 times as much.  At the same time production of large-size molybdenum sheet iron and furnaces of growth setup was expanded.

POLEMA started development of technology and equipment for production of dispersed non-satellite globular powders. Also production of enhanced powders that are used for sputtering and building-up of wear-resistant coatings was introduced.

During 5 months of 2011 in comparison with the period of 2010 manufacturing of products for electrotechnical field has increased on 216%, ore mining and smelting – 190%, aerospace industry and military-industrial complex (MIC) – 155%, production of sapphire monocrystals  - 590%, molybdenum electrodes for glass production – 687%.

POLEMA JSC was assessed as an official supplier of products for Samsung Electronics, Robert Bosch, Epcos, First Solar, Gentex corporation, Russian national Agency ITER and etc. Powder PR-NH15??2 for wear-resistant building-up of technological facilities of     heightened danger objects was assessed by National Agency of Welding Control (NAWC).