History JSC UMP
Course of primary events
1949 – Stocking of the first product as Thorium oxalate. Establishment of Ulba Metallurgical Plant
1952 -Board of Ministers of Soviet Union decided to create the Uranium raw material conversion production at "Ulba Metallurgical Plant"
1950 -The Ministry of Metallurgical Industry approved the design task for (BeOH)2 commercial production
1951 -start-up of the experimental shop division for (BeOH)2 and BeO production
1952 -first (BeOH)2 and BeO samples produced
1955 -construction of Beryllium metal cast production started
1956 -start-up of pure BeO production site
1958 -partial commissioning of shop 6 (ceramic production)
1961 -Beryllium metal production site construction completed
1963 -creation of Be metal products site
1966 -first metal produced by powder metallurgy method
1971 -powder production site commissioned (Building 662)
1973 -Beryllium under pressure processing site commissioned (Building 602)
1990 -accident at the Beryllium production (Building 662). Full conservation of the Beryllium production started
2000 -Beryllium metal production started-up Quality assurance system at the Beryllium production was certified in accordance with ISO-9002
2001 -Hydrometallurgy production for technical grade (BeOH)2 restored Creation of Beryllium Copper production.
2002 - BerylliUM LLP subsidiary was found in Moscow in order to provide Beryllium Products customers with uninterrupted and immediate supply
2004 - Ulba-China Co., Ltd. subsidiary was found in Shanghai in order to sale Beryllium Products at the markets of China and South-East Asia countries
2007 - Chinese-Kazakhstani company Yingtan Ulba Shine Metal Materials Co., Ltd. manufacturing rolled products of Beryllium bronze was found
2011-2012 - Projects on supply of beryllium reflector for neutron source were implemented as per the orders of:
- «Science and research institute of nuclear reactors» State science centre (Russia);
- POLATOM for reactor «Maria» (Poland);
- Japan Atomic Energy Agency;
- Institute of Nuclear Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, reactor BBP-CM;
- Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (Ukraine);
- Tomsk University of Technology, research reactor ИРТ-Т (Russia).
2012 – Signed Tolling Contract for processing beryllium hydroxide of Materion Corp. (USA)
1950 -according to the Decree of Ministry of Metallurgical Industry there has been decided to create the production of Tantalum metal and its products in the Ulba Metallurgical Plant.
1951 -the first products output - Potassium Fluorotantalate
1952 -the production of Potassium Niobate is created
1959 -the start of the works on the production of Tantalum powders by Sodium thermic method
1960 -the start of the production of Tantalum powder by Sodium reduction from Potassium Fluorotantalate mastering the extractive technology of digestion and separation of Tantalum and Niobium
1961 -the implementation of the extractive technology of Tantalum digestion the start of mastering ingot production by vacuum-arc melting the first Tantalum metal moulds are produced mastering of sheet rolling the start of the Tantalum capacitor powders manufacturing for the production of electrolytic capacitors
1964 -the production of the first Tantalum ingots of high purity by the electron-beam melting method, the trial roll lots production
1965 -the start of Tantalum wire production
1966 -commissioning of the capacitor powders de-hydrating facility
1967 -the creation of foil production site and the start of mastering Tantalum foil production for capacitors
1980 -the creation of experimental facility for Tantalum reduction (LUV-1) and in 1982 - experimental and commercial facility D-450 for the production of powders for high voltage capacitors
1997 -the creation of Niobium Hydroxide, Niobium Pentoxide and the Ferroniobium production
2000 -two types of Tantalum products - Tantalum powders of capacitor grade of fragment type and Low Si Ferroniobium - were awarded with the diplomas and golden medals of the Kazakhstan Republic Exhibition "Astana-Expo-2000" (Astana, October'2000 as the Goods of 21st Century
2001 -Quality system of the Tantalum production was certified in accordance with the international standard ISO-9002.
2001 -The first trial samples of capacitor grade Tantalum powder with 32,000CV/g were produced
2002 -The commercial production of Niobium and its alloys for metallurgy and electronics commenced
2002 -New types of products, such as Yttrium refined Tantalum, TaW, NbZr and NbTi, were produced
2003 -Environmental Management System was certified for compliance with ISO 14001:1996
2003 -Quality Management System was certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000
2003 -Production of Tantalum ingot with dia.250mm and Ta contained at 99.97% commenced
2003 - HF acid production started to use Fluorite originated from the Kazakhstani "Karadzhal" mine
2008 – Arrangement of NbAl master alloy production
2011 – The 52th TIC General Assembly held in Kazakhstan. The participants headed by TIC Chairman visited the Tantalum Production Division of Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC where they had a chance to see a full production cycle from processing the raw material up to manufacturing finished products.
2011 – Ulba’s Tantalum Conflict-Free Smelter assessment was conducted by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Incorporated (EICC). A “non-conflict processor” certificate had been issued by EICC. Availability of such certificate is a requirement of products consumers. The certificate was confirmed in 2012.
2012 – Tantalum powders of 30, 40, and 50 kCV group have been certified by customers. A supply contract has been signed. Commercial production was arranged and started.
Hydrofluoric acid. Background.
1951-1947 According to the decision Resolution of the Minister of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy the design works on Hydrofluoric Acid production site were initiated by the institute "HydroAluminum".
1951 -Finished product output: 20% HF acid.
1952 -the site moved to the production of 40% HF acid of high purity for the needs of the Uranium production.
1960-63 Transfer to electrical heated furnaces.
1972-74 The first line of new building 30A was put into operation.
1999 -License for experimental mining of the Karadzhal fluorspar deposit (East-Kazakhstan region). The problem of supplying HF production with raw material was solved.
2000 -Fluorspar processing complex was put into operation at the Trial Lead Plant.
2001 -The problem of utilization of solid wastes was solved.
TOO Mashzavod history
1972 -By virtue of the Medium Machinery Ministry decision, the stop valves, end items and accessories production for atomic power industry is created at the UMP