USES OF ANTIMONY
 
(U.S.G.S.)

Antimony is considered to be a “strategic metal” and wartime applications include antimony oxide used as a flame retardant in plastics and textiles for vehicles and aircraft, antimony metal used in storage batteries and in ordnance to harden lead, and antimony tri-sulfide for primers in ordnance and rockets..

 

Uses

Percentage

Flame retardants

36

Transportation including batteries

23

Chemicals

16

Ceramics and glass

12

Others, including semi-conductors and solar cells

13

Total

100

 

 

   

 

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