SIMA OFFERS

High grade Tantalum that meets the highest aerospace standards, in addition we supply various scrap Ta contained material, such as Ta Targets, Ta/W tube, and other various scrap products.
Our company has strategic partnership with suppliers around the world that are EICC approved.
Most of the Ta we offer is produced by recycling Ta capacitors from the electronic industry, we strive to work for the environment.
SIMA strictly enforces and abides by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, governing conflict free material. We have also adopted the EICC Code of Conduct.

GENERAL INFO

  • Tantalum is a rare, hard, blue-grey, lustrous transition metal that is highly corrosion resistant.
  • It is part of the refractory metals group, which are widely used as minor component in alloys.
  • The chemical inertness of tantalum makes it a valuable substance for laboratory equipment and a substitute for platinum, but its main use today is in tantalum capacitors in electronic equipment such as mobile phones, DVD players, video game systems and computers.
  • Tantalum, always together with the chemically similar niobium, occurs in the minerals tantalite, columbite and coltan (a mix of columbite and tantalite).

APPLICATIONS IN METALLURGY

  • The major use for tantalum, as the metal powder, is in the production of electronic components, mainly capacitors and some high-power resistors.
  • Tantalum is also used to produce a variety of alloys that have high melting points, are strong and have good ductility.
  • Alloyed with other metals, it is also used in making carbide tools for metalworking equipment and in the production of super alloys for jet engine components, chemical process equipment, nuclear reactors, and missile parts.
  • Because of its ductility, tantalum can be drawn into fine wires or filaments, which are used for evaporating metals such as aluminium.
  • Since it resists attack by body fluids and is non irritating, tantalum is widely used in making surgical instruments and implants.
  • For example, porous tantalum coatings are used in the construction of orthopaedic implants due to tantalum's ability to form a direct bond to hard tissue.

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