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Lead Powder

Lead Powder

Lead Powder
Product No NRE-8027
CAS No. 7439-92-1
Formula  Pb
Molecular Weight 207.2 g/mol
APS <40 µm (can be customized)
Purity 99.9%
Color metallic gray
Density 11.34 g/cm3
Melting Point 327.46 °C
Boiling Point 1749 °C

Lead Powder

Lead powder, primarily composed of finely ground lead, finds use in various applications across industries. Despite its toxicity and associated risks, it remains a crucial component in certain processes due to its unique properties. Here are some of the key applications of lead powder:

Batteries: Lead-acid batteries, commonly used in automobiles and other applications, utilize lead powder in their construction. Lead serves as a crucial component of the electrodes, contributing to the battery’s overall performance.

Radiation Shielding: Lead’s high density and ability to block radiation make it an essential material in various industries, particularly in the medical field for shielding against X-rays and gamma rays.

Ammunition and Firearms: Pb powder is a primary material for manufacturing bullets and shots. Its malleability and density make it an ideal choice for such applications.

Soldering: Lead-based solder is still used in certain industries, although there has been a shift toward lead-free alternatives due to health and environmental concerns. Lead solder finds applications in electronics and plumbing.

Weight and Vibration Dampening: Due to its high density, lead powder is utilized for balancing and dampening in various products, such as in the aerospace industry for balancing airplane components and in the automotive industry for vibration dampening.

Industrial Lubricants and Greases: Lead-based additives find use in some industrial lubricants and greases, where they contribute to reducing wear and friction between surfaces.

Ceramics and Glass: Lead powder is used in the manufacturing of certain types of glass and ceramics, contributing to specific properties like increased refractive index and improved electrical properties.

Shielding in Cables and Electronics: Lead is sometimes used in the shielding of cables and electronics to protect against electromagnetic interference and to maintain signal integrity.