Molybdenum is a silvery-white metal with one of the highest melting points of any element and has one of the lowest coefficients of thermal expansion amongst metals.

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Its name is derived from the Greek word “molybdos”, meaning lead.

Molybdenum’s ability to withstand extreme temperatures without significant thermal expansion or softening makes it useful in applications involving intense heat, such as:

  • lighting filaments
  • aircraft parts
  • electrical contacts
  • industrial motors
  • nuclear energy applications

Molybdenum standard grades

LKAB Minerals sells Molybdenum as bars or rods.

Molybdenum mineral origin

LKAB Minerals’ Molybdenum originates from reliable sources in the U.S. and China.

Molybdenum toxicology

The product is harmless to the environment, non-toxic in all its forms and a sustainable materials.