Tantalum is one of the most inert, unreactive metals known. Its primary use is in high power electronic capacitors and resistors. It is one of the best metals for this purpose as it confers a high capacitance in a small volume. This feature offers size and weight advantages in sophisticated hand-held electronic devices such as mobile phones and portable computers.
The chemical inertness of tantalum allows its use in medical and dental applications since the metal does not interact with body tissues. The industry uses this metal in the following ways:
- artificial hip and knee joints
- other devices that hold bones together
Our customers use Tantalum also to produce superalloys that have:
- high melting points,
- excellent strength,
- and good ductility.
Typical products that use Tantalum alloys are:
- laboratory equipment
- writing pen tips
- tools that operate at high speeds and temperatures.
Tantalum is sold as bars or rods.
LKAB Minerals’ Tantalum originates from reliable sources in the U.S. and China.
The product is harmless to the environment, non-toxic in all its forms and a sustainable materials.