Zirconium is a lustrous silver-gray metal being very strong, malleable, ductile, easy to weld, easy to form and is extremely corrosion resistant. Zirconium type 702 is a minimum of 99.2% pure and Type 705 contains 2.5% niobium with both having chemical and physical properties similar to those of titanium. Currently, the nuclear power industry uses nearly 90% of the zirconium produced each year. Zirconium is also used as an alloying agent in steel and as a getter - a material that combines with and removes trace gases from vacuum tubes.

Typical Industry Applications:
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Jet engine and gas turbine components
  • Nuclear projects
  • Chemical processing
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reactor vessels
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical and surgical equipment
Specifications (typical, but not limited to):
  • ASTM B493
  • ASTM B550 – Alloy bar and wire
  • ASTM B351 – Alloy bars, rod and wire for nuclear application
  • ASTM B352 – Sheet, strip, plate
  • ASTM B353 – Seamless and welded tubing for nuclear service
  • ASTM B523 – Seamless and welded tubing
Generally Available Forms:
  • Sheet
  • Plate
  • Bar
  • Wire
  • Strip
  • Coil
  • Tubing