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Chemical reactions

ACS Reagent-grade Tin and Zinc for use in chemical analysis and compound creation Tin and Zinc are essential components of many alloys, but uses for these two elements extend beyond solders, die castings, galvanizing, and plating. Reagent grades of Zinc and Tin can be used in chemical analysis or other reactions. In organic chemistry, reagents…

Creating complex shapes

Powdered metals help engineers produce parts cost-effectively What is the best way to make a 3-D part out of metal? It depends. There are a number of considerations involved, including time and money. To create parts, manufacturers can choose either a subtractive or an additive manufacturing process. Subtractive manufacturing involves taking a block of material…

Taming corrosion

A properly installed Zinc anode protects metal components Corrosion is a destructive force. When certain metals come in contact with water, they can begin to degrade quickly. But in the case of storage tanks, steel water or fuel pipelines, and boats, contact with both fresh and saltwater is necessary. Cathodic protection using sacrificial anodes can…

Powerful protection

Zinc anodes can extend the useful life of metal parts Anyone who has spent time near beaches knows that metal items exposed to saltwater begin to rust quickly. Freshwater encourages oxidation, as well, but because saltwater is a good conductor, electrons move easily through it, accelerating the reactions that cause corrosion. Cathodic protection is one…