Tungsten Powder Applications

It is a common misconception to assume that by simply mixing commercially available tungsten powder with a polymer (epoxy or polyurethane), one could obtain a high-density substitute to lead in weight-required applications.

Try as you may, due to the specific geometry of the powder and the wetting ability of the polymer, the highest density you are likely to obtain will be 4.5 g/cc. This is even lower than steel or copper at 7.8 and 8.9 g/cc respectively.

Now with Technon® powder and other unique materials, we are able to offer economical solutions of up to 18.5 g/cc!

Did You Know?

Although lead is quoted as having a density of 11.34 g/cc, most lead products are manufactured from a commercially available lead-alloy with a density of less than 9 g/cc!!

The Most Unique Application for Technon® of Which We Know

Apply Technon® powder to a dog's ear and secure with a drop of Vaseline to ensure a “droopy” look. This is important to dog trainers during a dog show. This is not a new idea, it just replaces lead powder, which is highly toxic to both dogs and trainers.