Molycorp Magnequench has two production facilities located in Tianjin, China, and Korat, Thailand.
Molycorp Magnequench (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (MQTJ)
Located approximately 90 km. south-east of Beijing, MQTJ is a 145,000 sq. ft. magnetic powder manufacturing facility and a 60,000 sq. ft. alloy production plant. The magnetic powder manufacturing facility utilizes 12 proprietary, highly sophisticated meltspinning machines (“jet casters”).
The MQTJ facility has received the following certifications:
- ISO 9001:2008
- ISO 14001:2004
- OHSAS 18001:2007
- QC0 80000:2005
- ISO/TS 16949:2009
Molycorp Magnequench (Korat) Co. Ltd. (MQK)
Located approximately 250 km. northeast of Bangkok, MQK is a 43,000 sq. ft. powder manufacturing facility. In 2006, the facility changed its name from Advanced Magnetic Materials (Thailand) Co., Ltd. to Magnequench (Karat) Co., Ltd. Prior to the AMR-Magnequench merger in 2005, this facility manufactured magnetic powders using a process that was similar but not identical to that used by MQTJ. Subsequent to the AMR-Magnequench merger, it was determined that this facility be retrofitted to produce magnetic powder of the same specifications as MQTJ. The retrofit, involving the replacement of existing jet casters at MQK with Magnequench jet casters was completed in early 2007 and commercial production has commenced. This facility was previously ISO 9001:2000 certified and was re-certified in April 2007. The facility gained the name Molycorp Magnequench (Korat) following Molycorp’s acquisition of Neo Material Technologies, Inc., in 2012.