Chemical Formula: Cr
Description: Silver metal lumps
Purity: ≥ 99%
CAS No: 7440-47-3
Melting Point 1907 °C
Density: 7.19 g/cm3
Vickers Hardness: 1060 MPa
Crystal Structure: Body-centred cubic
Thermal Conductivity: 93.9 W/(m·K)
Chromium metal is primarily used for its ability to help steel resist corrosion and increase hardness. What we commonly refer to as stainless steel is actually composed of over 13.5 percent chromium. The metal can be produced using three methods: (1) an aluminothermic process, (2) a silicothermic process, or (3), an electrolytic process. As well as in stainless steel, chromium is also used in the production of high temperature alloys, as well as resistance and precision alloys.
SMI Ltd. is able to supply commercial grade chromium metal, as well as a range salts, including chromium nitrate, chromium chloride and chromium acetate. Please contact us to purchase or for current the current chromium metal price.