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Zirconium is a hard, grey and lustrous metal. When in the finely divided state it can spontaneously ignite in air. Zirconium is used in the nuclear industry for cladding fuel elements due to its low absorption of thermal neutrons. It shows an unusually high similarity to hafnium, and as a result commercial grades of zirconium can contain up to 4.5% hafnium. Hafnium exhibits high levels of absorption of thermal neutrons. Therefore for nuclear applications a high purity grade of zirconium must be obtained. Due to a high corrosion resistance zirconium is used extensively in the chemical industry. Another application of pure zirconium is as a lining for jet engines.

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ZR2449Zirconium Foil 0.015 mm (thickness) Purity 99.8%Temper annealed
ZR2451Zirconium Foil 0.025 mm (thickness) Purity 99.8%Temper annealed
ZR2453Zirconium Foil 0.125 mm (thickness) Purity 99.8%Temper annealed
ZR2454Zirconium Foil 0.25 mm (thickness) Purity 99.8%Temper annealed
ZR2455Zirconium Foil 0.5 mm (thickness) Purity 99.8%Temper annealed
ZR2456Zirconium Sheet 1.0 mm (thickness) Purity 97.0%Temper annealed
ZR2457Zirconium Plate 7.0 mm (thickness) Purity 97.0%Temper annealed pickled
ZR5668Zirconium Wire 0.50 mm (diameter) Purity 97.2%Temper annealed. Condition clean
ZR5667Zirconium Wire 1.0 mm (diameter) Purity 97.2%Temper annealed. Condition clean
ZR5665Zirconium Rod 1.60 mm (diameter) Purity 97.0%Temper annealed. Condition clean
ZR5666Zirconium Rod 2.0 mm (diameter) Purity 97.0%Temper annealed. Condition clean
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