|The company’s origins are in coal mining, bricks and pottery, but today Höganäs AB focuses solely on metal powders.
Although Höganäs is more than 200 years old, the path to becoming the world’s largest producer of metal powders effectively started with the introduction of the Höganäs Sponge Iron Process in 1910.
In the 1930s, iron powder was compacted and sintered to make components and since then the use of metal powders has grown dramatically.
Count Eric Ruuth
Iron powder has proved to be a material of endless possibilities. Through its enduring commitment to R&D, the company is continuing to expand into new application areas.
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The Company History
Archives, in Swedish only, containing more information about the company’s history and dating from the 1700s to the present day, can be accessed by researchers, local history societies and other interested parties.
For more information, please contact the Stawford Society, a society that works to preserve the company's collection of historical documents. This website is in Swedish only.