We sincerely support our customers in their raw material procurement activities.

With a global point of view in mind, we constantly work on improvements to the quality of raw materials we supply, while providing value-added recycled materials through our advanced processing technologies.
By combining our trading and recycling operations, Yano Metals will continue working to secure and maintain metal resources.
■What is minor metal?
Minor metas are mineral elements which are difficult to come by since their costwise reason in mining and smelting as well as technical difficulties to extract the elements from the raw materials. Therefore, the metals come with very limited supply and use in the related industries out of their scarce value. Some consider the metals are critical materials which support Japan`s manufacturing industry. Because of their unique properties, the materials are built in a variety of industrial products from electronic devices like smartphones, electronic components, rechargeable batteries to motor vehicles and aircrafts. However, many of them predominantly exist in particular countries or regions, causing a high risk of price volatility. For these reasons, the industries require diversified routes to secure stable supplies and the development of advanced recycling technology.


    Raw-materials (metal, alloy, oxide, carbide and powder)

    Tungsten (W)
    Molybdenum (Mo)
    Titanium (Ti)
    Cobalt (Co)
    Chromium (Cr)
    Nickel (Ni)
    Germanium (Ge)
    Niobium (Nb)
    Tantalum (Ta)
    Vanadium (V)
    Gallium (Ga)
    Indium (In)
    Zirconium (Zr)
    Rhenium (Re)
    Tin (Sn)
    Materials for Cemented Carbide Tools production (W Carbide, Co Powder, Ti Carbide etc.)
    Rare Earths (Neodymium, Yttrium, Cerium, Lanthanum etc.)
    Battery-related Materials (Ni Sulfate, Co Sulfate, Co Hydroxide, Li Carbonate etc.)

    Finished/Semi-finished Products

    Tungsten & Molybdenum Products
    Cemented Carbide Tools
    Semiconductor Materials
    Optic Materials
    Container Bags and other supporting products