melting point 3017°C (5463°F). It is often used as an alloy additive and is frequently combined with niobium to increase niobium's corrosion resistance properties.
When mixed with alloys such as niobium, it has excellent resistance to a wide variety of corrosive environments. These environments include mineral acids, most organic acids, liquid metals, most salts and liquid metals.
Tantalum is used for products in the aerospace, chemical processing, medical, defense, superconducting, electronics and other markets. ATI Wah Chang produces tantalum (Ta alloys) in billet, rod, tube, strip and precision machined components.