Rare Metals

Neo Rare Metals produces, reclaims, refines and markets high value niche metals and their compounds. These include tantalum, niobium, hafnium, rhenium, gallium and indium.

The advanced industrial materials that Neo Rare Metals produces for its customers are used in a variety of end-use applications ranging from wireless technologies, LED lighting and flat panel displays to turbine, solar, steel additives, and electronic applications, among others.

Our rare metals business is truly global, serving customers across North America, Europe, and Asia. We have production facilities in Quapaw, Oklahoma in the United States; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; Sagard, Germany; Hyeongok Industrial Zone in South Korea; Sillamäe, Estonia; and Hejin, China.

Rare Metals Applications

Superalloys for Aerospace
Medical Imaging
Flat Panel Displays
Wireless Technologies
LED Lighting
Steel Additives
Electronics Applications

Neo Rare Metals Leadership

Frank Timmerman, Senior Vice President of Neo Rare Metals

Frank Timmerman is the Senior Vice President of Neo Rare Metals. Frank joined the team in 2005 as the Marketing and Sales Manager responsible for the sales of rare earth products for Europe. In 2010, he became General Manager of the Rare Metals business unit. He became the Vice President Rare Metals of Molycorp, Inc., following Molycorp’s acquisition of Neo Material Technologies in 2012. Prior to joining Neo, Frank was involved in research and development at Philips Display Components, first as an R&D Engineer and later as an R&D Manager of their Phosphors business unit. Mr. Timmerman graduated from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and he completed the Diploma program in Business Management and Leadership at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Contacts For Gallium Products


Phone: (81) 3-6276-8883
Contact: Yasuo Kano
Email: sales-rm-jp@neomaterials.com


Seong-Woo Bae
Phone: (82) 31-682-0083
Email: sales-rm-kr@neomaterials.com


Tian Xiong
Phone: (86) 10-5825-7081
Email: sales-rm-cn@neomaterials.com


North America, Europe & All Other Regions

Todd Hall
Phone: (01) 435-678-2734
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com

Brandon Taylor
Phone: (01) 985-789-9556
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com

Michael Robart
Phone: (01) 705-755-0159 ext. 260
Email: sales-rm-na@neomaterials.com