Tantalum is one of the most unique metals used in industry. It has some very specific properties which make it highly sought after for both mass market applications, such as consumer electronics, as well as specialist uses including military and medical. Our phones are smaller and smarter than ever. We have tablets and touchscreens. The computer, printer and audio-visual technologies of today are thinner and brighter. Aircraft engines run more efficiently and for longer. They all have something in common. Tantalum.
These applications are just the tip of the iceberg. The unique properties of this special metal, discovered in the 1800’s, has completely revolutionised the world we live in. Its application in modern day electronics and communications, chemical engineering, automotive and medical industries make it the most versatile and widely used unknown metal.