Small-quantity distribution of Höganäs products by abcr 

Gute Chemie connects – For 20 years, we have been the exclusive small volume distributor of Höganäs’ high-performance ceramic powders. Our focus is on individually tailored units for test and production processes, research institutes or universities around the globe.  

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Our Höganäs product portfolio includes 

  • BoridesCrB ▪CrB2 ▪ LaB6 ▪ TiB2 ▪ ZrB2 
  • Boronamorphous + crystalline 
  • CarbidesB4C ▪ Cr3C2 ▪ Beta-SiC ▪ TiC ▪ VC ▪ WTiC ▪ ZrC 
  • NitridesAIN ▪ BN ▪ Si3N4 ▪ TiN ▪ Ti (C, N) 
  • SilicidesMoSi2 
  • OxidesY2O3 
  • OthersSi 


We supply small quantities from 100 grams to 100 kg from our warehouse in Karlsruhe. Shipping includes Höganäs’ certificate of analysis and safety data sheet. Our logistics department guarantees short delivery times – usually within one to two days – ex-factory and high delivery reliability. In addition, our customers have access to the technical support of Höganäs. 

About Höganäs 

The renowned company Höganäs, headquartered in Sweden, produces high-quality ceramic powders for numerous applications. The company’s portfolio includes non-oxidic ceramics powders with emphasis on boron, boride, carbide and nitride powders, which are manufactured exclusively in Germany. Höganäs products are used in thermal management, automotive industry, pyrotechnics, technical ceramics, solar industry and in electronics.  

The cooperation with abcr is an expression of the customer orientation of one of the most successful ceramics powder manufacturers worldwide. Technical support and extensive material expertise are part of the unique service portfolio of the Höganäs group. In addition to standard qualities, the Höganäs experts also develop unique and customer-specific ceramic and metal powders that meet defined requirements in terms of chemical composition, particle size distribution and morphology.  

20 years of cooperation between Höganäs & abcr GmbH

Press release July 5, 2021

The world's leading metal powder manufacturer Höganäs has trusted the expertise of abcr GmbH for 20 years.

abcr has become a highly dependable and indispensable partner within the exclusive area of non-oxide ceramic powders, and its reliability and flexibility is particularly appreciated.

abcr supports customers from the first tests in the development phase to application and transition to series production. It supplies all products with complete documentation, such as certificates of analysis, specifications and safety data sheets. All data is available seamlessly and transparently for customers.

Höganäs focuses on the distribution of industrial quantities – so as a proven partner abcr takes care of the sales process up to 100 kg per product and order. Customers are supplied worldwide and directly from Karlsruhe. Thanks to professional logistics and perfect service, products can be delivered in just a few days.

abcr GmbH is an established distributor of speciality chemicals based in Karlsruhe and employs more than 100 people. The portfolio of chemical compounds for special applications has been growing steadily for years in line with market requirements. This allows abcr to offer a versatile and exclusive range for individual requirements in the chemical industry. A catalogue including silicon compounds and innovative fluoroorganic compounds has helped established a stable and effective foundation. abcr has increasingly made a name for itself in the industry as a problem solver and partner for Gute Chemie. Research results are rapidly transformed into user knowledge, bringing new innovative products to the market. As abcr claims: “Creativity, flexibility and high-quality service are our capital.” 

An integrative approach is part and parcel of the corporate philosophy: Trade, distribution and sourcing from grams to tonnes, abcr service lab for individual syntheses as well as service and logistics – with tremendous commitment and personal contacts – all this is available from a single source.

With an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes, Höganäs is the world market leader for metal powder. In close consultation with customers, the company develops future-oriented solutions for automotive components, electric motors, soldering, surface coating, additive manufacturing and sustainable water treatment. Höganäs operates 18 production sites worldwide and employs 2,400 people. Sales in 2020 amounted to 850 million euros. The company was founded in 1797 and is owned by Lindéngruppen and FAM (Foundation Asset Management), the latter being owned by the three largest Wallenberg foundations.

Höganäs offers one of the most extensive material portfolios in non-oxide ceramic powders and specialises in boron, boride, carbide and nitride powders. Its high-quality products are used in applications such as thermal management, automotive pyrotechnics, technical ceramics, solar and electronics.