Although, bismuth compounds are used as an additive in many different product categories, our bismuth carboxylates are mainly used as curatives and cross linkers for polyurethanes. Also widely applied in cosmetics and some pharmaceuticals, its low melting point enables bismuth to form alloys that may be used for molds, fire detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems. Bismuth Subcarbonate is used as an x-ray opacifier that makes plastic tubing visible to surgeons during procedures.
Our proprietary line of BiCAT® polyurethane catalysts and BiLUBE® extreme pressure lubricant additives offer reduced toxicity alternatives to tin, mercury and lead. Additionally, we offer a variety of bismuth inorganic compounds used in many different industries.
Bismuth is a heavy, crystalline and brittle white metal with a slight pink tinge, owing to the surface oxide. Unique properties such as reduced toxicity, low melting point, density and color appearance means bismuth offers a safe alternative to mercury, lead and tin compounds.
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