The specialty and usage of molybdenum powder

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The distribution of molybdenum

The average content of molybdenum is 0.00011 percent in the Earth’s crust. The discovered molybdenum minerals are about more than 20 kinds, in which molybdenite has most commercial value, followed by tungsten phase calcium ore, tetraferroplatinum, wulfenite, platinum-copper ore and so on.

The specialty of molybdenum powder

Molybdenum powder can be divided into lightweight molybdenum powder (PCC) and molybdenum powder (GCC). It can artificially regulate color and luster, grain size, surface properties, dispersity, rheological properties, thixotropy, crystal form and so on. Besides, it has high chemical purity, strong chemical inertness and good heat stability, which will not resolve at less than 400 degrees Celsius. In addition, it has low oil absorption rate, low hardness, small wear value, non-toxic, odourless, tasteless, good dispersion and other advantages.

The usage of molybdenum powder

Due to the above special performances of molybdenum powder, its application is developing quickly. Currently the molybdenum powder is widely used in the industry and agriculture fields, such as rubbers, plastics, papermaking, coating, oil paint, printing ink, cable, pharmacy, fertilizer, fodder, food, refining sugar, textile, glass, ceramics, hygienic products, sealant, pesticide and pesticide carrier as well as flue desulfurization, water treatment and other environmental aspects. Lightweight molybdenum powder has different usage with the molybdenum powder except for their same usage, which is mainly used in papermaking, plastics, artificial rubber, food, food colouring, medicine, adhesive, hygienic products and other fields. In recent years, as data shows that molybdenum powder can enhance the performance of some materials, its usable range has increased.