The KINALTEK process for production of metallic alloy powders and other complex metallic systems is based on low-temperature direct aluminothermic reduction of metal oxides and metal chlorides.
The KINALTEK process has the key attributes of:
  • low energy requirement,
  • zero waste,
  • ability to produce novel and complex materials systems,
  • low production cost, and
  • the process is a versatile tool for R&D with the ability to synthesise any combination based on 27 different metals.
Our aim is to reduce manufacturing cost, in addition to enabling low-cost additive manufacturing using net shaping and 3D printing though production of “designer” high-quality powders.

KINALTEK P/L aims to transform the metal powder industry through low-cost production of pure metal powders and complex alloy systems.

Existing technologies are hampered by :

  • Difficult processing routes – in particular for complex systems.
  • Limitations of the melt/atomisation route.
  • Constraints due to equilibrium.
  • High production cost.

Our technology removes multiple steps out of the production cycle and produces powders directly from low-cost precursor chemicals.