Accession Number : AD0681367

Title :   TECHNOLOGICAL INFLUENCE ON USAGE OF PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.

Corporate Author : MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NRC) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Imports of platinum have nearly doubled in the last ten years and were 363,700 troy ounces in 1967; Palladium imports totaled 737,100 ounces in 1967. Since nearly 90% of the platinum and over 80% of the palladium are used in industrial applications, it appeared appropriate to assess the trends in future requirements and the possible substitutes for these metals. While some fields of application appear to be declining, the general trend is for greater demand of both platinum and palladium. The limited substitution possibilities are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLATINUM, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH), (*PALLADIUM, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH), ORES(METAL SOURCES), METALLURGY, ELECTRIC SWITCHES, EROSION, RECOVERY, CATALYSTS, INORGANIC ACIDS, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, SYNTHETIC FIBERS, GLASS, SPACECRAFT, ELECTROPLATING, MINIATURE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, AIR POLLUTION, SPINNING(INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES), SUBSTITUTES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE