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Product Summary of Cadmium
Cadmium is a naturally occurring element, first discovered in 1817 as a by product of the refining of zinc. It exhibits excellent resistance to corrosion, high levels of electrical and thermal conductivities and has a low melting point. It has found use in pigments, stabilisers in plastics and in nickel cadmium batteries. However, it is a rather toxic metal, being grouped in with other heavy metals such as lead and as a result, recycling is much more closely controlled.
Characteristics of Cadmium include:
- Excellent corrosion resistance
- Superb electrical conductivity
- High thermal conductivity
Forms and Availability of Cadmium
Please find below a list of our standard stock dimensions. Of course, we are very often able to supply alternative dimensions.
Diameter: 5 - 100mm
Thickness: 0.5 - 5mm