American Elements' catalog of more than 15,000 products makes it the world's largest metals and chemicals manufacturer devoted exclusively to advanced materials in industrial bulk and laboratory/research quantities. Our development programs have been a key source for academic and corporate research and new product development for over two decades.
Fundamental expertise in the properties, applications, and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced and engineered materials, including ultra high purity refining (99.999%) and nanoscale materials, allows us to meet the needs of thousands of global manufacturers (including over 30% of the Fortune 50), all U.S. national laboratories and military branches, universities throughout the world, and customers in a wide range of industry fields, such as energy, electronics, aerospace, defense, automotive, optics, green technology, and pharmaceuticals. American Elements also produces customer proprietary formulations from our network of production facilities worldwide.
American Elements' production facilities are fully staffed and equipped to bulk manufacture metals, compounds and crystalline structures in virtually every purity and physical morphology that nature and current technology commercially allow, including (1) all elements other than the elemental gases at ambient temperature and pressure, (2) ultra high purity forms of most metals and compounds, (3) unique alloys and metal parts in countless configurations, (4) complex single phase doped structures using either co-precipitation or calcination/re-crystallization processes, (4) macro, meso and nanoscale powders with highly specific particle distributions, shapes and surface areas and (5) custom grown single and polycrystalline crystal materials of the III-V and II-VI compounds with special orientations, purities and dopants.
Because of the depth of our capabilities, many Fortune 500 companies, as well as university, government and institutional-backed startup ventures, bring us in at the beginning of product development. We will immediately deliver a wealth of materials experience to your program so you can avoid "reinventing the wheel" or pursuing known dead ends. We will facilitate a cost effective, well-planned and documented ramp up from basic research and development to commercialized tonnage level production, all under the strictest proprietary information controls. Our service, manufacturing and support systems can assist our customers to develop and improve the quality and speed of their production processes through Six Sigma and Lean Sigma initiatives.
Since our production begins at the mine in our mineral refining and chemical separations operations in China, Mexico and the U.S., your cost will remain as low as your specifications demand. The combination of world class U.S. based research, development, analysis and certification with a fully integrated global manufacturing operation allows us to both certify to the highest possible U.S. standards and at the same time provide materials at the lowest possible world prices.
All we ask of our customers and partners is reflected in two simple words... Now Invent!