ASM signs long-term metal sales and tolling framework agreement with USA Rare Earth

We are pleased to announce the signing of a five-year binding sales and tolling framework agreement (Framework Agreement) with USA Rare Earth, LLC (USARE) for the supply of neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) alloy.

The ASM and USA Rare Earth teams at the Korean Metals Plant.

The Framework Agreement enhances ASM’s growing customer portfolio and strengthens the Company’s strategic supply relationships with the US magnet production industry, via its Korean Metals Plant (KMP). The KMP will supply NdFeB alloy used to support USARE’s production ramp-up of high-performance rare earth magnets.

USA Rare Earth’s magnet manufacturing capability and approach to market makes them a perfect customer and partner for ASM. As we continue to increase our metal production output from our Korean Metals Plant, this long-term supply agreement demonstrates the growing demand and positive trajectory of the US rare earth magnet market.

Rowena Smith, ASM Managing Director

The supply of NdFeB alloy is expected to commence in 2024.