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Niobium

Niobium
  • Ferroniobium

Main applications:

Niobium is used as ferroniobium in High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, stainless steel alloys and also in alloys with a variety of nonferrous metals, such as zirconium. Niobium containing steels have a high tensile strenght and are often used in automotive, pipeline construction, jet engines, and heat resistant equipment.

Producers

  • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.

  • CMOC International

  • Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM)

  • Mineração Taboca S.A.

  • Niobec

Traders & Distributors

  • Autohill Group

  • ESKADA, s.r.o.

  • Euromet SA

  • Fondel

  • Sumitomo Corporation

  • Traxys

The DIN standard of Ferroniobium (DIN 17569)

Material name Composition, as percentages by mass
Nb 1) Al C P S Si Ta Ti
FeNb63 Min. 58 - - - - - - -
Max. 68 2,5 0,25 0,3 0,20 4,0 1,0 2,5
FeNb65 Min. 63 - - - - - - -
Max. 70 1,5 0,15 0,15 0,08 3,00 0,5 0,4
1) The niobium content shall not vary by more than 2 % within a consignment.

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