Zirconium acts as a grain refiner in Copper Alloys and can improve mechanical properties.

  • Broken Slabs
Belmont Product Code 49011
Nominal Composition:
  • 90% Cu
  • 10% Zr



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Benefits of Adding Phosphor to Copper Alloys

Copper’s immense popularity in products made around the world requires manufacturers to develop this alloy in high quantities to meet rising demand. However, copper by itself is often not suitable for products when it is melted and cast into shape. Its soft properties require strengthening yet also elasticity so it does not become brittle. In…

Zirconium: An Alloying Element with Copper Alloys

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The Properties of Boron and How Its Used as an Alloying Agent

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Zirconium: Deoxidation and Corrosion Resistance Properties for Copper

Metals such as copper are very popular in a range of industries including manufacturing, plumbing and construction. However, it can be prone to deformations when hot worked or during machining. The deformations can cause the metal to fail to keep its desired shape and impact its structure, especially during pipe bending processes. Adding zirconium can…

Lithium’s Properties and Alloying Capabilities in Manufacturing Processes

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Zirconium adding resistance capabilities to copper for an increase in hardness while handling higher temperatures

Name a metal alloy that has been used for centuries, and many people will think of aluminum, iron or copper. Yet Zirconium should also be added to the list. There are numerous products in our workplaces and our homes that uses this silvery-gray metal, such as lamp filaments, television glass, and even in some deodorants….

Lithium Copper Improving Alloy Quality for Better Product Manufacturing

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Deoxidation of Copper Alloys

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