Iridium is an element from the platinum group metals group. It is a hard, corrosion-resistant white-silver metal with a high melting point of 2466 ° Celsius. Because of its hardness and brittleness, iridium is difficult to be processed.
Iridium is used in the following range of industries:
- Auto Industry,
- Chemical and petrochemical industry,
- Electronics industry,
- Glass industry,
- Pharmaceutical Industry,
- Fertilizer industry,
- Jewellery industry,
The global output is only about 4 tons per year.