Power of Vanadium
Vanadium is a remarkably versatile element. Its use has risen substantially in recent years, as have the number of innovation-driven industries that depend on vanadium for their operations and products.
The power of Vanadium lies in its criticality to multiple industries, its potential to drive step-change advances in power generation, and its ability to help protect the environment by increasing efficiency, improving fuel economy, and reducing air emissions.
Element 23 on the periodic table, Vanadium is classified as a transition metal. Ductile and malleable, it is most often used as a strengthening agent for steel in applications such as construction rebar, bridges, buildings, tunnels, automotive parts, aerospace applications, ships, pipelines and many other sectors. New and stronger standards for construction-related steel rebar in China have contributed to recent rises in the global consumption of vanadium, as shown in the accompanying chart.
The more that vanadium-strengthened steel is used in infrastructure and transportation systems, the more lightweighting is achieved in those systems. That, in turn, can help to increase efficiencies, reduce fuel consumption, and lessen harmful air emissions.
Whether used as a steel additive, as a high-purity oxide, or in specialty chemicals, Vanadium is a powerful and highly versatile strategic metal that is increasingly in the spotlight. U.S. Vanadium helps our customers solve vanadium technical challenges and secure adequate supplies of a wide range of Vanadium products. Give our technical sales team a call at 1-888-V-Purity (1-888-878-7489) or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ductile and malleable, Vanadium is often used as a strengthening agent for steel in applications such as construction rebar, bridges, buildings, tunnels, automotive parts, aerospace applications, ships, pipelines and many other sectors.