Molybdenum is a preferred material for use in a number of manufacturing industries with its outstanding mechanical and chemical properties.
Molybdenum distinguishes itself with these unique properties: high melting point, high creep resistance and low thermal expansion. The properties of the pure molybdenum could also be improved by alloying.
Molybdenum has extremely good resistance to corrosion by numerous acids, liquid metals and molten glass, provided oxidizing agents are not present. Molybdenum is relatively inert in hydrogen, ammonia, and nitrogen up to about 1100°C.
High melting point (2610°C)
Low thermal expansion
High thermal conductivity
Low vapor pressure
Excellent corrosion resistance against molten metals and glass