Antimony ingots

Antimony is the most common and important metal alloyed with lead, which plays an important role in making antimony ingots. Antimony lead alloys typically contain 1 to 6 percent antimony, but this percentage may rise to 25 percent. Other components of this ingot usually include tin, iron, copper, zinc, silver, arsenic or nickel traces. So far, the most important commercial applications of antoine ingots are cast metal and lead-acid battery storage terminals, which contain antimony with about 0.25 to 8% and tin and small amounts of arsenic, copper and silver. Other important applications of antimony ingots include pipes and sheets, cable sheaths and ammunition.

Physical characteristics

Metallic antimony is silver white, very shiny and flaky crystalline. It is crushed due to the easy fragility of this metal. Antimony is also a poor electrical and thermal conductor.

Chemical properties of antimony ingots

Climatic conditions and room temperature have little effect on antimony. Above its melting point, the metal burns in the air with a bluish white flame. It also dissolves in hot concentrated mineral acids.

Application

Approximately 20% of US consumption is antimony alloy. It is mixed with other metals such as lead and used to make hard acid batteries. On the other hand, some alloys such as babbitt metal (antimony, tin, copper and sometimes lead alloy) are used in machine bearings due to their soft and slippery properties.

Antimony is also mixed with tin and used in the manufacture of lead and tin alloy jars, dishes and plates for decoration. The production of metal letters in printing is another use of antimony that is gradually declining. Like bismuth and water, it is one of the few substances that expands when cooled and frozen.

Antimony alloys

Antimony can be added to some alloys and materials to change their properties. For example, these metals are used to harden lead and tin alloys. Antimony can also be adjusted so that some alloys do not shrink due to cooling and even expand slightly.

Other examples of the use of antimony to change the properties of materials are:

Use in batteries (to harden and strengthen lead)
Steel industry (for hardening steel)
Cable protector
In medicines
Glass and ceramic industry (for painting and strengthening products)
In the arms industry
Plumbing industry
In colors
Soldering (lead-free solder)
In metal printing (newspaper and magazine printing)
Textiles (to make non-flammable textiles such as children’s clothing, airplane and car seat covers)
In the manufacture of electronic components
Buy antimony ingots from Asia Steel

Asia Steel Industrial Group is able to supply various types of antimony ingots throughout the country at approved prices. These ingots are produced at the highest quality level and in compliance with international standards. You can meet your business needs for these versatile ingots with the help of Asia Steel Collection.