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Two production methods for tantalum carbide (TaC)

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In the future, demand for Tantalum Carbide will grow as fast as the wealth of the rich during the pandemic.

Overview of Tantalum Carbide(TaC)

Tantalum carbide (TaC) forms a series of binary compounds of tantalum and carbon with the empirical formula TaCx, where x typically varies between 0.4 and 1. They are extremely hard, brittle, refractory ceramic materials with metallic conductivity. They appear as brown-grey powders, usually sintered.

Tantalcarbide is a natural form of tantalum carbide. It is a cubic, extremely rare mineral. The TaC x compound has a cubic (rock salt) crystal structure with x = 0.7–1.0; the lattice parameter increases with x. There are two main crystalline forms of TaC 0.5. The more stable has a cadmium iodide-resistant triangular structure, which transforms to a hexagonal lattice with no long-range order in carbon atoms when heated to about 2000 °C.


An important cermet material, tantalum carbide is used commercially in tool tips for cutting applications and is sometimes added to tungsten carbide alloys. The melting point of tantalum carbide peaks at around 3880°C, depending on purity and measurement conditions; this value is the highest among binary compounds. Only tantalum hafnium carbide may have a slightly higher melting point, around 3942 °C, while hafnium carbide has a melting point comparable to that of TaC.

Production method of tantalum carbide (TaC)

TaC powders of the desired composition are prepared by heating a mixture of tantalum and graphite powders in vacuum or in an inert gas atmosphere (argon). Heating at about 2000 °C using a furnace or arc melting unit. Another technique is the reduction of tantalum pentoxide with carbon at a temperature of 1500–1700 °C in a vacuum or hydrogen atmosphere. This method was used to obtain tantalum carbide in 1876, but it lacked control over the stoichiometry of the product. TaC has been reported to be produced directly from the element by self-propagating high temperature synthesis.

Application of Tantalum Carbide(TaC)

Tantalum carbide(TaC)powder is insoluble in water, almost insoluble in inorganic acid, soluble in mixed acid of hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid, and can be decomposed. Strong anti-oxidation, easily melted and decomposed by potassium pyrosulfate. The resistance is 30Ω at room temperature, showing superconductivity. (TaC) can be used in powder metallurgy, cutting tools, fine ceramics, chemical vapor deposition, hard wear-resistant alloy tools, tools, molds and wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant structural parts to improve the toughness of the alloy. The tantalum carbide (TaC) body is golden yellow and can be used as a decoration for the watch.

It is a heavy brown powder, usually processed by sintering, and is an important cermet material. Sometimes used as a microcrystalline additive for tungsten carbide alloys.

Tantalum carbide(TaC) is an ideal material for aircraft and rockets in the aerospace industry due to its melting point, hardness, elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, shock resistance and chemical stability.

Tantalum Carbide(TaC) Price

The price of tantalum carbide TaC products will change randomly due to factors such as production cost of tantalum carbide TaC, transportation cost, international situation, market supply and demand of tantalum carbide TaC, etc. Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. aims to help industries and chemical wholesalers find high-quality, low-cost products, nanomaterials and chemicals by providing a full range of customized services. If you are looking for Tantalum Carbide TaC, please feel free to send an inquiry to get the latest price of Tantalum Carbide TaC.

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As a global tantalum carbide(TaC) supplier, Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd. has extensive experience in the performance, application and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced and engineered materials. The company has successfully developed a series of powder materials (tantalum carbide, molybdenum carbide, titanium carbide), high-purity targets, functional ceramics and structural devices, and provides OEM services.


The Tantalum Carbide industry has experienced demand expectations driven by the rise and the off-season tired stock driven by the seasonal decline in two rounds of the market. Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic and other factors, inventories of manufacturers continue to accumulate, putting pressure on market sentiment. In addition to off-season factors, the weak trend of Tantalum Carbide also reflects the market's concern about the epidemic and some other related enterprises' financial situation. 

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