A silvery metal produced and sold as a grey powder and used in alloys, catalysts and electrodes. World production is 80,000 tonnes per year, most of which is converted to molybdenum sulfide, a lubricant additive. This element is essential for several living things, and probably for humans, although only in tiny amounts. The average human takes in about 0.3g a day and stores about 5 milligrams in the body.
Molybdenum is a valuable alloying agent, as it contributes to the hardness and toughness of quenched and tempered steels. It is also used in certain nickel-based alloys which are heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant to chemical solutions. It has found use in electrical and nuclear applications, and as a catalyst in the refining of petroleum.
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The copper, nickel, tin and zinc metals are priced and hedged using the London Metal Exchange (LME), which allows our customer to fix price forward basis current market prices.