H.C. Starck will supply hot zones and furnace components fabricated from high-performance-technology metals for ARC Energy’s CHES (controlled heat-extraction system) furnaces. Hot-zone assemblies and furnace components are critical to the crystal-growth process. These products control the gradient temperatures and maximize the crystal boule yields. H.C. Starck‘s vertically integrated supply chain controls every step of the process, from powder to rolling, bending and complex assembly techniques. To be closer to its customer base in Asia, H.C. Starck significantly expanded production capabilities at its Taicang, China, facility.