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IMOA publishes revised molybdenum metal brochure


The International Molybdenum Association, (IMOA) has published an updated version of the brochure entitled ‘Application of Molybdenum Metal and its Alloys’.

This new edition covers the production of molybdenum metal and its physical, mechanical and chemical properties and explains how they make the metal and its alloys the materials of choice in a wide range of applications.

Dr Nicole Kinsman, IMOA Technical Director said, “This brochure has proved one of our most popular website downloads over the years. It has been completely revised to include the latest information on the use of moly metal in applications and technologies including lighting, electrical and electronic devices, and medical equipment.

“High-temperature processing applications such as hot working, heat treating and glass melting are also covered in the brochure as is thermal spray coating. The comprehensive publication concludes with a detailed section on machining and fabricating molybdenum metal and alloys,” Nicole added.

The brochure is available for download now at


Notes for editors
IMOA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of most of the world’s molybdenum producers and converters, as well as consumers and traders.  

Molybdenum is added to steels and cast irons to improve strength, toughness, hardenability and weldability for numerous applications in the automotive, shipbuilding, construction, mining, chemical, oil & gas and energy generation industries.    

In stainless steels and superalloys, it improves corrosion resistance and high-temperature performance and finds uses in many industrial applications.  It is also used in a variety of products from catalysts and lubricants to pigments and paint.

For more information contact:

Alan Hughes
T: +44 (0)1606 852011
M: +44 (0)7759 243969

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