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SCM Metal Products

Industrials · Corporate Divestiture · Acquired in November 2008

Manufactures and distributes metal powders and pastes used in industrial and commercial applications worldwide.

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  • Production facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Suzhou, China
  • Only North American copper metal producer with production facilities in the US and China
  • Serves customers that include original equipment manufacturers and distributors across many end-markets including automotive, electronics, and defense
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified for the design, manufacture, and sale of copper, bronze, tine, copper oxides, brazing pastes, and specialty powders
  • Offers flexible production capabilities and provides strong technical support
  • Exclusive North and South American distributor for Seiko Epson Atmix, a producer of metal powders and injection molding parts


  • Created a standalone business out of a divested non-core division
  • In 2009 reduced costs to maintain a competitive advantage without reducing workforce during the economic downturn
  • In 2009 acquired the brazing alloys division of Tricon Industries


updated 11/11
“Platinum and I share the same vision for growing SCM through exceptional customer service, innovative product development and smart strategic investments.” Barton White, President, SCM Metal Products