AfriMet has the expertise and resources to access and supply raw materials such as tin, tantalum, tungsten, copper, cobalt, gold, zinc and lead. Our global footprint has opened up exotic markets for us to trade in with very minimum risk.
Tin is a soft, malleable and ductile metal, which is silvery-white and highly crystalline. Tin has many uses. It takes a high polish and therefore it is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion like in tin cans.
Tantalum is a shiny, silvery metal that is highly resistant to corrosion. Tantalum is widely and chiefly used in the production of electronic components. Its alloys are exceptionally strong and are therefore used in turbine blades, rocket nozzles and nose caps for supersonic aircraft.
Having the highest melting point, tungsten, a shiny, silvery-white metal is alloyed with other metals to strengthen them. They are used in many high-temperature applications like arc-welding electrodes and heating elements in high-temperature furnaces.
Copper is a reddish-orange, soft metal that takes on a bright metallic luster that can be easily worked on and drawn into wires. It is chiefly used in electrical equipment such as wiring and motors as it effortlessly conducts heat and electricity. It is also used in industrial machinery and in construction.
Gold is a soft metal widely famous for its yellow colour. It is extensively used in jewelry. Sometimes it is beaten into very thin sheets called gold leafs and is employed in art and as architectural ornament.
Zinc is a silvery-white metal, which has a blue tinge. Zinc is often used to galvanize other metals to prevent it from rusting. Car bodies, safety barriers, suspension bridges and lampposts are some areas where galvanized steel is employed.