CBMM's Laboratory opens in Araxá.
CBMM corporate communications office opens in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||1|
Integrated Management System consolidated.
CBMM completes REACH registration (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals).
Japanese/South Korean consortium purchases 15% stake in CBMM.
CBMM's laboratory earns Inmetro ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation (environmental sampling & testing, niobium assays).
Chinese consortium purchases 15% stake in CBMM.
The Metallurgical Materials and Processes Research Center opens in Araxá.
CBMM becomes first company in Latin America to earn Nadcap accreditation.
|Approved||4/20/2018 11:52 AM||Dawn Kelly||2|
|2010s||Process & Production|
CBMM sets ferroniobium production capacity goal of 150,000 tonnes.
Second sintering plant begins operations.
New ore blending yard fully operational.
Installation of slime flotation system.
Oxide plant optimizes reaction and calcination systems.
Ferroniobium briquette plant opens.
New ferroniobium grinding mill installed.
Installation of pneumatic conveyor system for samples.
New aluminothermic reduction facility opens.
Metallurgy plant receives new circuit for primary crushing.
Hydrometallurgical Research Center opens.
Ammonium niobium oxalate industrial production facility begins operations.
Horizontal ATR production commences.
|Approved||2/10/2017 4:20 PM||Dawn Kelly||3|
CBMM earns ISO 9002 certification (Quality).
CBMM becomes the world's first mining and metals company to earn ISO 14001 certification (Environment).
CBMM Technology Center opens in Araxá.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||6|
Mining & production operations begin in Araxá.
Moreira Salles Group becomes CBMM majority shareholder.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||9|
CBMM earns OHSAS 18001 certification (Health & Safety).
Moreira Salles Group increases ownership stake to 100%.
CBMM earns ISO 9001 certification (Quality - converted from ISO 9002).
CBMM earns ISO 27001 certification (Information Security).
Europe BV opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Asia office opens in Singapore.
CBMM Technology Suisse opens in Geneva.
RMMG (Rede Metrologica de Minas Gerais) recognizes CBMM's laboratory's environmental sampling and testing.
30-year anniversary of CBMM/China technical collaboration.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||11|
International Seminar on Welding High Strength Pipeline Steels held in Araxá, Brazil.
International Seminar on Microalloyed Steels for Sour Service held in São Paulo.
Value-Added Niobium Microalloyed Construction Steels Symposium held in Singapore.
Microalloyed Pipe Steels for the Oil & Gas Industry held in Moscow.
2nd International Symposium on Niobium and Molybdenum Alloying in High Performance Steels held in South Korea.
International Seminar on the Application of High Strength Steels in the Lightweight Design of Commercial Vehicles held in São Paulo.
International Seminar on Ultra Sour Service, Low Manganese Linepipe Steel -- The New Paradigm held in Brazil.
|2015||International Symposium on Wear Resistant Alloys for the Mining and Processing Industry held in Campinas, Brazil.||Approved||2/10/2017 4:16 PM||Dawn Kelly||15|
CBMM's Conservation Breeding Center is certified as Wild Fauna Scientific Conservation Breeding Center by Ibama.
CBMM's Environmental Development Center (EDC) launches Cerrado biodiversity program.
CBMM purchases lots for fourth phase of
Multirão (House-raising) project.
CBMM's EDC holds First Environmental Education Conference.
|Approved||2/8/2017 2:36 PM||Dawn Kelly||17|
|90s||Process & Production|
Ferroniobium produced in electric arc furnace.
New vacuum grade alloys plant commissioned.
Optical grade oxide production commences.
Crushing & packaging facilities are automated.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||18|
|2000s||Process & Production|
Concentrate refined by pyrometallurgy.
Ferroniobium production capacity reaches 45,000 tonnes.
New special alloys plant opens.
New electron beam furnace installed.
Ferroniobium production capacity reaches 70,000 tonnes.
Ferroniobium production capacity expanded to 90,000 tonnes.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||19|
Niobium 2001 Science and Technology Conference held in Florida, USA.
Niobium in High Temperature Applications Conference held in Araxá, Brazil.
International Symposium on Niobium Microalloyed Steels in Automotive Industry Applications held in Araxá, Brazil.
International Symposium on Microalloyed Steels for the Oil and Gas Industry held in Araxá, Brazil.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||20|
Environmental Development Center consolidated in Araxá.
CBMM's Cerrado arboretum opens.
Second phase of Multirão (House-Raising) project completed.
State-of-the-art tailings pond inaugurated.
Third phase of Multirão (House-Raising) project completed.
CBMM's Environmental Development Center launches Cerrado preservation campaign.
CBMM signs Open Letter to Brazil on Climate Change (Forum Clima, Instituto Ethos).
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||21|
CBMM Technology Center Opens in Araxá.
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Mutirão (House-Raising) Project is launched.
First maned wolf born at CBMM's Conservation Breeding Center.
CBMM initiates Environmental Education Program.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||23|
|80s||Process & Production|
3.2-km ore conveyor belt installed in Araxá, linking the mine to the concentration facility.
Vacuum grade alloy production begins.
Electron beam plant commissioned for niobium metal production.
Ferroniobium production capacity expanded to 26,000 tonnes.
New oxide plant opens.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||24|
Niobium '81 conference held in San Francisco, USA.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||25|
CBMM inaugurates second residential area for employees.
CBMM sponsors the construction and equipping of the SESI/SENAI training complex in Araxá.
CBMM opens Ibama-recognized Conservation Breeding Center.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||26|
Niobium Technology Program starts in the USA.
Profit-sharing agreement with Camig (now Codemig) begins.
CBMM Europe office opens in Germany.
North American office opens near Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Asia office opens in Tokyo, Japan.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||27|
|70s||Process & Production|
Start of ferroniobium production in Araxá.
Ferroniobium production capacity = 15,000 tonnes.
Large-scale niobium oxide production begins (4,800 tonne production capacity).
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||28|
Microalloy '75 held in Washington DC.
Technology activities in Moscow begin.
Technology activities formally begin in China.
High Strength Niobium Steels Technology Seminar held in Beijing (sponsored by CBMM & CISRI).
CBMM initiates sponsorship of Charles Hatchett Award.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||29|
CBMM inaugurates first residential area for employees.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||30|
|60s||Process & Production|
Niobium concentrate production capacity = 1,800 tonnes.
Niobium concentrate production capacity = 3,600 tonnes.
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||31|
Pyrochlore deposit discovered by Djalma Guimarães (photo).
|Approved||4/4/2016 5:00 PM||Priscila Freitas||32|