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..

UsesPercentage
Flame retardants32
Metal products including ammunition, transportation and batteries26
Ceramics and glass42
Total100