Quality according to ASTM: B 365 (Rod) B 708 (Sheet, Strip, Foil) B 521 (Pipe)
German Technical Security Organization (TÜV) data sheet 382
Due to its unusual corrosion behavior tantalum is often used in the construction of chemical systems. Heat exchangers, heating coils and plugs, coolers, sterilizers and chemical receptacle surfaces can be made of tantalum. It can also be used in the course of repairing enemeled containers.
Because of its good properties at high temperatures it is processed into heat conductors, heat radiation shields or parts in high vacuum ovens. Its biocompatibility makes it useful in medical technology.
Tantalum has excellent ductility and can be easily processed without producing shavings. It can only be machined with special lubricants. It can easily be welded but due to its sensitivity to oxygen and other gases this has to be done in a vacuum or with protective gas such as Argon.
Wire Ta-wire has been manufactured in diameters between 0,2 mm and 4,0 mm and could be supplied twisted with more cores. Available from stock are wires, annealed, in diameters of 0,5 mm and 1,0 mm
Rod Tantalum rod is produced in diameters from 3.0 mm to 63.3 mm. It is produced in lengths of 1000 mm to 2000 mm. We produce cylindrical material with diameters of 4.0 mm to 80.0 mm. Depending on size the surface is hammered or machined.
Sheets Annealed sheets are stocked in thicknesses from 0.5 mm and 3.0 mm. The maximum material size is at 850 mm x 1500 mm. Between 0.1 mm and 6.0 mm we offer sheets from production. Lengths and widths depend on the thickness.
Strip Usually Ta strips are produced according to custom specifications with thickness from 0.1 mm to 1.0 mm. It is also available in forged quality.
Foils Foils are produced between 0.01 mm and < 0.1 mm. Quality and workmanship depend on the customers specifications.
Tubes Usually we stock protection tubes, heat exchanger tubes and heating plugs in common sizes. The diameters are between 4.0 mm x 0.4 mm and 38.1 mm x 0.4 mm.