Niobium Product Manufacturers – ASTM B386, B387, B393, Niobium Types 1 (UNS R04200), Types 2 (UNS R04210), Types 3 (UNS R04251), Types 4 (UNS R04261)

  • All niobium products offered here are in line with high quality and competitive price. We’re a leading niobium products manufacturer and distributor in India. Please rest assured to wholesale quality products at stock price from our factory.
  • Metallica is one of the biggest niobium product supplier and stockist, with over 250 customers in India and overseas. We are bulk producers, suppliers and exporters of niobium products from factories in India and overseas (USA, Japan, Korea, Europe); and are able to give you the best price and quality just in time.
  • We stock all major forms of niobium raw material in certain shape, such as niobium sheet, niobium plate, niobium foil, niobium strip, niobium pipe, niobium tube, niobium bar, niobium rod, niobium ring, niobium target, niobium round bar, niobium rectangular bar, niobium wire and niobium screws, niobium alloy, niobium alloy, niobium copper alloy, niobium rod, niobium rings, niobium washers, niobium sleeves and niobium sheaths with different standards available. Being one of the largest volume niobium supplier, we can guarantee you the lowest prices.
  • At Metallica Metals, we believe in selling in volume and increasing our customer base across the globe, enabling us to work on low margins. We have an extensive trader network across India and the Middle East, who buy from us on a regular basis. In addition to traders, we have many EPC contractors, companies and end users in various industries as our customers for niobium.
Niobium Manufacturers, Suppliers

Niobium Manufacturers, Suppliers

Niobium Dealers, Stockist, Distributors

Niobium Dealers, Stockist

Production and Stock Range of Niobium

Size Outer Diameter 2.0-100 mm; Thickness 0.2-5.0 mm; Length 200-8000 mm
Standard ASTM B394
Purity 99.5% 99.9%, 99.95%
Density 8.57 g/cm3
Surface Polished
Grade R04200, R04210

ASTM Standard Specification of Niobium

  • R04200-Type 1—Reactor grade unalloyed niobium
  • R04210-Type 2—Commercial grade unalloyed niobium
  • R04251-Type 3—Reactor grade niobium alloy containing 1 % zirconium
  • R04261-Type 4—Commercial grade niobium alloy containing 1 % zirconium.

Chemical Properties of Niobium

Element Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4
(Reactor Grade Unalloyed Nb) (Commercial Grade Unalloyed Nb) (Reactor Grade Nb-1%Nb) (Commercial Grade Nb-1%Nb)
R04200 R04210 R04251 R04261
Max Weight % (Except Where Otherwise Specified)
C 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
N 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
O 0.015 0.025 0.015 0.025
H 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015 0.0015
Zr 0.02 0.02 0.8 – 1.2 0.8 – 1.2
Ta 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.5
Fe 0.005 0.01 0.005 0.01
Si 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005
W 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.05
Ni 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.005
Mo 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.05
Hf 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
Ti 0.02 0.03 0.02 0.03

Mechanical Properties of Niobium

Grade Chart Tensile Ultimate Strength Yield Strength Elongation in 1-inch
Minimum, psi (MPa) Minimum, psi (MPa) 0.010 inch or Greater Less Than 0.010 inch
Types 1 and 2 18 000 (125) 10 500 (73) 20 15
Types 3 and 4 28 000 (195) 18 000 (125) 20 15

What is Niobium?

Niobium, also known as columbium, is a chemical element with the symbol Nb and atomic number 41. Niobium is a light grey, crystalline, and ductile transition metal. Pure niobium has a Mohs hardness rating similar to that of pure titanium, and it has similar ductility to iron. Niobium oxidizes in the earth’s atmosphere very slowly, hence its application in jewelry as a hypoallergenic alternative to nickel. Niobium is a rare, soft, malleable, ductile, gray-white metal. Niobium exhibits similar but slightly lower resistance against chemicals corrosive to tantalum. It must be placed in a protective atmosphere when processed at even moderate temperatures because it tends to react with oxygen, carbon, the halogens, nitrogen, and sulfur. The metal is inert to acids, even to aqua regia at room temperatures, but is attacked by hot, concentrated acids, and especially by alkalis and oxidizing agents. However, 90% of its total demand arises from the production of high-strength low-alloy steels, whereas rolled niobium–based products account for 4% and superalloys and compounds (oxides and chemicals) account for 3% each.

Manufacturing Process of Niobium

Niobium tubes are manufactured by electron beam melting technology, including seamless niobium tube and welding niobium tube. First, melt the not forging niobium bar into niobium ingot by vacuum electron beam melting technology. There are two ways of smelting – single smelting and multiple smelting. Usually we smelt two times, or it can be more than two times depending on the product specific requirements. Second, forging and axial breakdown niobium ingot and then make it into niobium tube bloom by extrusion process manufacturing, then take it for annealing treatment and cleaning. After several times of rolling and annealing, we get the high quality niobium tube. The performance of this kind of technology is uniform, mainly used to produce small specification pipe and capillary materials, applicable to the production of various specifications of products.

Properties of Niobium

Applications of Niobium

  • Used for the heat exchange tube.
  • The protect tube of thermometer in petrochemical industry.
  • The electronics industry.
  • Niobium is used for the production of high-temperature-resistant alloys and special stainless steels.
  • Small amounts of niobium impart greater strength to other metals, especially those that are exposed to low temperatures.
  • Niobium carbide is used in cutting tools.
  • It is used in stainless steel alloys for nuclear reactors, jets, missiles, cutting tools, pipelines, super magnets and welding rods.
  • Niobium-tin and niobium-titanium alloys are used as wires for superconducting magnets capable of producing exceedingly strong magnetic fields.
  • Niobium is also used its pure form to make superconducting accelerating structures for particle accelerators.
  • Niobium alloys are used in surgical implants because they do not react with human tissue.

Types of Niobium Products

Niobium Hollow Pipe Niobium Heater for High Temperature
Niobium Seamless Pipe Niobium Heat Exchanger Tube
Niobium Bush Hex Pipe Potassium-doped Niobium Wire
Niobium Round Pipe Niobium Welded Pipe
Niobium Alloy Round Pipe Niobium Rotating target
Niobium Aero engine tube Niobium Custom Pipe
Niobium Alloy Custom Pipe Niobium Thick Wall Pipe
Niobium Elliptical and Oval Tube Niobium Thin Wall Pipe
Niobium Pipe Fittings Niobium Forging
Niobium Strips Niobium Fasteners
Niobium Flex pipe Niobium Plates, Sheets and Bars
Niobium Alloy Polished Pipe UNS Niobium lined pipe
Niobium Exhaust Pipe Niobium Micro Tube
Niobium Bar/Billet Niobium Wire/Welding Wire
Niobium Boiler Tube Niobium Coil Tubing
Niobium Capillary Tube Niobium U Shaped Tube
Niobium Rods Precision Niobium Tubing
Niobium Suppliers Niobium Pipe Manufacturers
Niobium Ingots Niobium Foil
Niobium Metals Niobium Crucibles

Testing & Inspection of Niobium Products

Testing (Destructive, Non Destructive)

Positive Material Identification – PMI Testing Hydrostatic Test
Chemical Analysis – Spectro Analysis Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC) Test
Mechanical Testing Such as Tensile, Elongation, Reduction of Area Sulfide Stress Corrosion Cracking (SSC), NACE TM 0177
Micro Test Radiography Test
Macro Test Dye Penetrant Test (DP Test)
Hardness Test Ultra Sonic Test (UT)
Pitting Resistance Test Eddy Current Testing
Intergranular Corrosion (IGC) Test Impact Test
Flaring Test Bend Test
Flattening Test

Inspection

  • Our internal inspection reports would be provided for all the goods before shipment.
  • Buyers or their associates are most welcome to visit us for personal inspect
  • We regularly have inspections ongoing at our premises from internationally acclaimed Inspection Agencies such as TUV, BVIS, SGS, Llyods, DNV etc.

Prices for Niobium Materials

Prices for niobium materials are directly co related to prices of the raw materials such as iron ore, metal scrap, chromium, nickel and various other alloying elements. The production cost of heat resistant stainless steel and nickel alloy plates is high as they contain high amount of nickel and chromium. Meanwhile, mild steel material is among the lowest cost steel available, followed by carbon steel, 400 series stainless steels, aluminium, alloy steel, and 300 series stainless steel. Special alloys such as titanium, Inconel, Monel and Hastelloy cost very high as the nickel, chromium and moly content is very high.

For special and discounted prices for various types of niobium products, please feel free to contact us through email, phone or whatsapp.

We are also regularly publishing our price list for various steel products on our blog.

Documents Provided – Domestic Sales or Export of Niobium Products

Certificate of Origin Raw Material Test Reports
Commercial Invoice Heat Treatment Charts
Packing List Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)
Fumigation Certificates NABL approved Laboratory Test Reports
Letter of Guarantee Material Test Certificates
ROHS Certificate Certificate of Compliance/Conformity

Price Terms for Niobium Materials

We can offer any of the following price basis depending on your requirement:

  • Ex-works
  • FOR Site in India
  • FOB Nhava Sheva
  • CFR, CIF, CPT your destination port
  • Door to Door Delivery Duty Paid as well as Duty Unpaid

Delivery Time of Niobium Materials

  • If the items are available in stock, we take 2 days from the date of receipt of advance payment to clear the shipment and send it to port.
  • And in-case the items are not available in stock, the time taken for manufacturing depends on the size, quantity and grade.
  • However we can claim the fact that we can compete with anyone in India on Delivery time and most of the time our production time is the least.
  • We have tied up with strong logistic partners in India which can undertake any type of shipping activities and make sure that there is no delay in shipment.

Marking & Packing of Niobium Materials

  • All our products will have complete marking details which are co-related to the test certificates we supply.
  • In case of orders for cut piece of Pipes, Sheets or Round Bars, the marking is transferred from the product from which it is cut. In such cases we provide Letter confirming the marking transfer and picture of the product from which it is cut.
  • All goods are packed in wooden cases or pallets.

Suppliers of Niobium Materials in India

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Kanpur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Thane, Bhopal, Indore, Pimpri Chinchwad, Patna, Vadodara, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Agra, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Varanasi, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Dhanbad, Amritsar, Navi Mumbai, Allahabad, Howrah, Ranchi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Madurai, Raipur, Chandigarh, Guntur, Guwahati, Solapur, Hubli–Dharwad, Mysore, Tiruchirappalli, Bareilly, Moradabad, Tiruppur, Gurgaon, Aligarh, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Salem, Mira-Bhayandar, Warangal, Jalgaon, Kota, Bhiwandi, Saharanpur, Gorakhpur, Bikaner, Amravati, Noida, Jamshedpur, Bhilai, Cuttack, Firozabad, Kochi, Nellore, Bhavnagar, Dehradun, Durgapur, Asansol, Rourkela, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ajmer, Akola, Gulbarga, Jamnagar, Ujjain, Loni, Siliguri, Jhansi, Ulhasnagar, Jammu, Sangli-Miraj & Kupwad, Mangalore, Erode, Belgaum, Ambattur, Tirunelveli, Malegaon, Gaya, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Kakinada, Davanagere, Kozhikode, Maheshtala, Rajpur, Sonarpur, Rajahmundry, Bokaro, South Dumdum, Bellary, Patiala, Gopalpur, Agartala, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarnagar, Bhatpara, Panihati, Latur, Dhule, Tirupati, Rohtak, Sagar, Korba, Bhilwara, Berhampur, Muzaffarpur, Ahmednagar, Mathura, Kollam, Avadi, Kadapa, Kamarhati, Sambalpur, Bilaspur, Shahjahanpur, Satara, Bijapur, Kurnool, Rampur, Shimoga, Chandrapur, Junagadh, Thrissur, Alwar, Bardhaman, Kulti, Nizamabad, Parbhani, Tumkur, Khammam, Ozhukarai, Bihar Sharif, Panipat, Darbhanga, Bally, Aizawl, Dewas, Ichalkaranji, Karnal, Bathinda, Jalna, Eluru, Barasat, Kirari Suleman Nagar, Purnia, Satna, Mau, Sonipat, Farrukhabad, Durg, Imphal, Ratlam, Hapur, Arrah, Anantapur, Karimnagar, Etawah, Ambarnath, North Dumdum, Bharatpur, Begusarai, New Delhi, Gandhidham, Baranagar, Tiruvottiyur, Pondicherry, Sikar, Thoothukudi, Rewa, Mirzapur, Raichur, Pali, Ramagundam, Haridwar, Vijayanagaram, Tenali, Nagercoil, Sri Ganganagar, Karawal Nagar, Mango, Thanjavur, Bulandshahr, Uluberia, Katni, Sambhal, Singrauli, Nadiad, Secunderabad, Naihati, Yamunanagar, Bidhannagar, Pallavaram, Bidar, Munger, Panchkula, Burhanpur, Raurkela Industrial Township, Kharagpur, Dindigul, Gandhinagar, Hospet, Nangloi Jat, Malda, Ongole, Deoghar, Chapra, Haldia, Khandwa, Nandyal, Morena, Amroha, Anand, Bhind, Bhalswa Jahangir Pur, Madhyamgram, Bhiwani, Berhampore, Ambala, Morbi, Fatehpur, Raebareli, Mahaboobnagar, Chittoor, Bhusawal, Orai, Bahraich, Vellore, Mehsana, Raiganj, Sirsa, Danapur, Serampore, Sultan Pur Majra, Guna, Jaunpur, Panvel, Shivpuri, Surendranagar Dudhrej, Unnao, Chinsurah, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Machilipatnam, Shimla. Adoni, Udupi, Katihar, Proddatur, Saharsa, Hindupur, Sasaram, Hajipur, Bhimavaram, Kumbakonam, Dehri, Madanapalle, Siwan, Bettiah, Guntakal, Srikakulam, Motihari, Dharmavaram, Gudivada, Phagwara, Narasaraopet, Suryapet, Miryalaguda, Tadipatri, Karaikudi, Kishanganj, Jamalpur, Ballia, Kavali, Tadepalligudem, Amaravati, Buxar, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Gangtok

Exporters of Niobium Materials

  • America: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Europe – Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Euro area, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • Africa – Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia – Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Australia – Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu