About Us

C&L Development Corp., established in 1994 in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a leading metal materials company that primarily focuses on manufacturing and distributing refractory metals and alloys, stainless steel fiber and other metal fiber products, as well as rare earth materials.


Read more about our philosophy and technology below:

Metal Fibers
Refractory Metals
Rare Earth

Metal Fibers

C&L offers the highest quality stainless steel fiber and fiber-based products, including twist threads, fabrics, metal mesh and felts, sintered FeCrAl fiber mesh, and conductive plastics. Our products are manufactured in two facilities located in Hunan, China, both of which are operated by our strategic partner, Hunan Huitong Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. C&L prides itself in its world-class product quality and productivity along with its patented technology on metal fibers and conductive plastic agglomerates. Our experienced R&D, production, and operational teams provide full service across our entire portfolio to a diverse client base worldwide, which encompasses semiconductor, textile, automotive, medical, and plastics industries.  

Refractory Metals

C&L specializes in refractory metals, in particular tungsten and molybdenum. In 2013, C&L acquired part of the refractory metals division from our long-time business partner and manufacturing base in China, Western Metal Materials (“WMM”) (Stock Ticker: 002149). This acquisition allows C&L to integrate our materials specialty, cost-effective model, marketing expertise, and proximity-based customer service into a seamless operation system to our North American and European customers.  C&L’s refractory metal client list extends across multi-application markets including electronics, medical, lighting, chemical, steel, and ceramic industries. 

Rare Earth

With over twenty years of experience in the metal materials business, C&L provides various rare earth products to the US market including cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, praseodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, ytterbium, lutetium, yttrium as well as all their compounds. These materials have extensive applications in fields such as catalysts, lighting, glass, ceramics and electronics.