Tantalum is grey/white lustrous hard metallic element, mainly employed in electrical capacitors and also used for the production of surgical instruments, glass for camera lenses and light-bulb filaments. Niobium is a silvery/white ductile soft metallic element, utilized in arc welding, cutting tools and steel alloys production as well as in pipeline construction.
Tantalum and Niobium refer to a group of refractory metals. They have similar chemical properties and naturally occur together in columbite or tantalite. Tantalum and Niobium are highly resistant to corrosion, wear and temperature. Brazil and Canada are the top two niobium markets, while Australia ranks first in terms of tantalum production.
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