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What is Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder?

The price of nickel and stainless steel rose together. Nickel afternoon hand in hand with stainless steel together turn red up. Due to the temporary easing of geopolitical risks, risk assets are now picking up, nonferrous metals, stock markets, and so on have risen, the overall mood has temporarily improved. Ore prices are strong, the overlay of the epidemic on spot logistics or the formation of a certain impact. Phase, nickel and stainless steel materials to maintain high wide concussion pattern.

Nickel prices based on low inventory, tight supply and demand will still show high wide fluctuations. In addition, the current LME has low liquidity, so its sensitivity to capital will remain relatively high. Shanghai nickel-wide fluctuations are expected to continue in the 200,000-250,000 yuan wide repeated fluctuation trend. While stainless steel is affected by the stronger nickel pig iron, the cost support continues, but note that under the current demand is not effectively released, the upward space may also be affected, the stage is expected to fluctuate between 20000 and 22,000 yuan. The price of nickel produced such fluctuations, indicating that the price of the Cr3C2 Powder may also be affected to a certain extent.

Introduction to Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder
Chromium carbide is an inorganic compound with the molecular formula Cr3C2 and the molecular weight is 180.01. It is gray powder with a rhombic system, A =2.821, B =5.52, C =11.46. The melting point is 1890 and the boiling point is 3800. The micro-Vickers hardness (load 50 g) is 2700kg/rnrn2, thermal expansion coefficient is 10.3×10-6/K.
It has properties of good wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and oxidation resistance in high-temperature environments (1000~1100). It belongs to a type of cermet.  Because of its special high-temperature performance, it is widely used as a thermal spraying material for the metal surface protection process and as an additive in cemented carbide industry. 

Physicochemical Properties of Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder
Chromium carbide has many excellent properties, such as strong chemical stability, high-temperature hardness, thermal hardness, acid and alkali corrosion resistance, good wear resistance, and it has a high melting point. When chromium carbide is used as inhibitors, it can effectively control the grain growth of cemented carbide. 
Moreover, chromium carbide is not only a good abrasion resistance of explosive bonding material additives, but also a high-quality cermet raw material, can also be used as a spraying powder, such as spraying powder at high temperature has good candle resistance, oxidation resistance, and wear resistance. It has been widely used in the metallurgical industry, electronic industry, high-temperature resistant coating, aerospace, and other fields.
In the field of cutting tools, chromium carbide usually plays an important role as a surface coating. In Fe-Cr-c alloy, chromium carbide is an important precipitated phase, which makes the material have excellent wear resistance. 

Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder Properties
Other Names chrome carbide, chromic carbide, trichromium dicarbide,
chromium carbon, Cr3C2 powder
CAS No. 12012-35-0
Compound Formula Cr3C2
Molecular Weight 180.01
Appearance gray to black powder
Melting Point 1895°C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 6.68g/cm3
Solubility in H2O insoluble
Exact Mass 179.82

Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder CAS 12012-35-0

Preparation Methods of Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder
Metal chromium powder carbonization method: 
325-mesh metal chromium powder was made by grinding carbon black at 13.5% ~ 64% (mass) ratio (more than the theoretical combined carbon content of 11.33%) with electrolytic chromium, and then used as raw material after dry mixing with a ball mill. Add 1% ~ 3% stearic acid as forming lubricant. Use pressure molding above 1 T/cm2. The pressurized molding powder into the graphite disc or crucible, with Taman furnace or induction heating furnace, in the hydrogen flow (hydrogen dew point at -35 or so), heated to 1500 ~ 1700, and keep 1h, so that chromium carbonization reaction, chromium carbide generation, after cooling, chromium carbide.
The reaction equation is:  3Cr + 2C → Cr3C2 

Applications of Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder
1. Can be used as carbide additives (such as tungsten carbide-based carbide grain refiner), so as to be used in mining, mechanical processing, and other aspects. 
2. Can be used as welding material additives. The welding rod made of chromium carbide surfacing welding on the working surface of some mechanical equipment (such as coal mill, ball mill, jaw plate, etc.), can improve the service life of equipment several times more.
3. Used as thermal spraying materials used for metal surface protection process. 

Main Supplier of Chromium Carbide Cr3C2 Powder
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Since the beginning of this year, China's macro policies have made continuous efforts to stabilize economic growth. America and Europe are raising interest rates to control inflation. On March the European Central Bank left its three key interest rates unchanged and began to scale back its asset-purchase programme. Then the Federal Reserve raised the target range of the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25%-0.5%. The accelerated tightening of monetary policies in the US and Europe pushed capital back to the US and increased interest rates, which will definitely increase the risk of RMB depreciation and capital outflow. The price and market of the Cr3C2 Powder will also be affected, resulting in a range of fluctuations. You are welcome to contact us for the latest quotation of Cr3C2 Powder.

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