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PLATINUM

Platinum is a tin-white metal that is considered one of the most precious of metals. It is hardy, malleable and ductile. It does not tarnish in air, nor dissolve in acid, and has a very high melting point. It forms part of the Platinum Group of Metals.

Platinum is commonly recommended for the coating of electrodes that are in used in water purification and oil refining industries. The automobile industry also uses Platinum as a coating for their exhausts.

As Platinum is hypoallergenic, and does not tarnish, it is also used as a plate over surgical equipments such as catheters and connectors. Where low voltage and low energy contacts are required, Platinum is also recommended.

As Platinum’s lustre and beauty can rival silver or gold, it is also commonly used in the jewelry industry as a complement to precious gems and stones.

Platinum often coats over titanium, or stainless steel anodes.

Platinum is recommended for its:
  • Malleability
  • High Ductility
  • Attractive and Decorative Appearance
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Hardiness and Strength
  • High Value
  • Hypoallergenic Properties
  • Measured Electrical Conductivity