Niobium, formerly columbium is a lustrous, grey, ductile, paramagnetic metal in group 5 of the periodic table, although it has an atypical configuration in its outermost electron shells compared to the rest of the members. Niobium becomes a superconductor at cryogenic temperatures. Niobium is used as an alloying agent in carbon and alloy steels and in non-ferrous metals, as it improves the strength of the alloy. It is also used in jet engines and rockets. This element has superconductive properties and is used in superconductive magnets which retain their properties in strong magnetic fields. This type of application could be used for the large-scale generation of electricity.
Metals we sell
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.