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Pacific Rare Specialty Metals & Chemicals

Pacific Rare Specialty Metals & Chemicals Inc. (PRM) is an internationally recognized producer and supplier of tellurium(Te) and selenium(Se) products. We are based in the Philippines, with global sales, marketing and customer support available through a combination of internal resources and distribution relationships. PRM's tellurium and selenium products are widely accepted as being of the highest quality and in many cases, of the highest purity available in the market. We currently export to more than twenty-five countries, with customers using our products in a diverse range of applications, such as: photovoltaic cells, laser optics, thermoelectric cooling systems, glass products, agriculture, nutritional supplements, etc.

Tellurium and selenium are becoming increasingly critical in today's rapidly advancing technologies in optics, photovoltaics (PV), semiconductors, thermoelectric coolers (TEC), metallurgy, agriculture and industrial products. By understanding the physical and chemical properties of these materials and developing novel technologies for their recovery and processing from complex raw materials, PRM continues to bring excellent value to its customers and markets and is amongst the world's foremost tellurium and selenium suppliers. Our product development and manufacturing teams include expert metallurgists, chemists and engineers, supported by an extensive infrastructure of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and automated manufacturing controls and systems. We are ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified for our respective quality and environmental management systems. Our 11,000 square meter plant is located within the Philippine Export Processing Zone in Rosario, Cavite and the company currently has a workforce of 250 employees.

PRM was founded in 1983 as a joint venture between a group of international, private and corporate investors and established itself as a pioneer in the extraction, purification and refinement of tellurium and selenium materials. The company was acquired in 2007 by II-VI Incorporated, a US-headquartered multinational corporation, and a leading supplier of several high tech products, including: precision optics, laser components, thermoelectric cooling systems and silicon carbide wafers, serving a diverse group of markets. PRM has been a reliable tellurium and selenium metal producer for over 25 years, and operates one of the world's most sophisticated rare metal processing and refining facilities, adhering to stringent international environmental standards and best-in-class practices. The company's relentless emphasis on R&D, quality excellence and continuous improvement has enabled its leadership position in tellurium and selenium technology and production.

PRM is a member of the Selenium-Tellurium Development Association, Inc., a select group of the world's major tellurium and selenium producers and suppliers. As a tellurium and selenium manufacturer, PRM offers: selenium metal, selenium shots, selenium dioxide, tellurium metal, tellurium ingots, tellurium dioxide, sodium selenite, sodium selenate, barium selenate and other common forms of these metals. A variety of packaging and delivery options are available.

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