The reason why people are interested in that it is ubiquitous in vanadium metals and alloys

As the world deals with potential supply shortages, oil prices are soaring again, with more dramatic spikes and sudden drops expected.

For consumers, that means more expensive gas for longer - prices at the pump remain above $4 a gallon. For the economy, that means more inflation. In addition to the pressure on consumers, any business that relies on oil -- from airlines and truck drivers to chemical companies and plastics producers -- will face higher costs.

Mr Pickering estimates that 2m to 3m barrels a day of Russian oil shipped by water are frozen out of the market with no direct buyers. Due to the soaring oil price, the price of the vanadium carbide in the chemical industry will also be greatly affected. He said China and India are continuing to buy Russian crude. "I'm sure there will be others willing to take on more over time," he said. Mr Pickering said he did not expect oil to return to $130 a barrel, but added that it could happen. Francisco Branch, head of commodities and derivatives at Bank of America, said the US market was ready for cyclical price spikes and price swings in the vanadium carbide.

Overview of vanadium carbide

Vanadium carbide is an inorganic compound having the formula VC. This is a very hard refractory ceramic material. The hardness is 9-9.5 Mohs, which is probably the hardest known metal carbide. The reason why people are interested in that it is ubiquitous in vanadium metals and alloys. It has the same structure as vanadium monoxide and crystallizes in the rock salt structure. Since VC and VO are mutually soluble, VC samples usually contain oxide impurities. It is produced by heating vanadium oxide and carbon at a temperature of about 1000°C. Although VC is thermodynamically stable, convert it to V2 at a higher temperature. Vanadium carbide is used as an additive in cemented carbide to refine carbide crystals, thereby increasing the hardness of the blade. Transition metal carbides have a high melting point, hardness and high-temperature strength. These materials also exhibit good electrical and thermal conductivity. Among them, vanadium carbide is the most attractive because it has many excellent physical and mechanical properties, such as high hardness, excellent wear resistance, good corrosion resistance, and excellent high-temperature strength. It has high chemical and thermal stability even at high temperatures. 

At present, a variety of methods for synthesizing vanadium carbide powder have been studied, including direct element reaction, mechanical alloying, temperature-programmed reaction, and gas reduction carburizing. Mechanical cemented carbide (MA) as a cemented carbide production process has attracted much attention because of its ability to produce nanocrystalline powder before sintering. 

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Applications of vanadium carbide

The first is tools and abrasives. Like many of its related refractory ceramics, vanadium carbide is often used to produce extremely hard, wear-resistant surfaces for cutting tools, drill bits and other mechanical surfaces prone to extreme wear. The second is metallurgy. Because vanadium carbide powder has a unique hardness and corrosion resistance, it is often used as an additive in alloys. In particular, it is used in the production of tungsten carbide to improve cermets by refining carbide crystals. The third is the coating. Like many carbide powders, vanadium carbide powders are commonly used to produce extremely hard coatings for high-stress applications.

 After the proper treatment, the hardness of the material coated with vanadium carbide is twice that of the cemented carbide coating. Combining with the production needs of the factory, some small molds that require wear resistance and anti-adhesion are treated with vanadium infiltration. After being put into production and use, the service life is doubled, and the effect is significant. 

Application on valve body parts

The poppet valve and the slide valve are important key parts of the safety valve of construction machinery. The ordinary tempering treatment is used in the original production practice, and the service life is relatively low. 

Application on other molds

For some small molds that require wear resistance and anti-adhesion, the service life of the mold is increased by 1-10 times after the vanadium infiltration technology is adopted by the relevant factories and put into production. Due to the increase in life, materials and man-hours are saved, productivity is improved, and greater economic benefits are achieved, it is expected that vanadium carbide covering technology will be widely used in production soon.

Vanadium carbide price

Vanadium carbide price will vary randomly with the production cost, transportation cost, international situation, exchange rate, and market supply and demand of vanadium carbide powder. Tanki New Materials Co.,Ltd Aims to help All industries and Chemical Wholesalers to find high quality, cheap price Nanomaterials and chemicals by providing turn-key customize manufacturing services. If you are looking for vanadium carbide, please feel free to send an inquiry for the latest price of vanadium carbide powder.

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More information about vanadium carbide
Vanadium Carbide Properties (Theoretical)
Compound FormulaVC
Molecular Weight62.95
AppearanceBlack Powder
Melting Point2,810° C (5,090° F)
Boiling PointN/A
Density5.77 g/cm3
Solubility in H2ON/A
Exact Mass66.975266 Da
Monoisotopic Mass66.975266
Vanadium Carbide Health & Safety Information
Signal WordWarning
Hazard StatementsH228-H315-H319-H335
Hazard CodesF, Xi
Precautionary StatementsP210-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501
Risk CodesN/A
Safety StatementsN/A
Harmonized Tariff Code2849.9
Transport InformationUN 3178 4.1/PG III
WGK Germanynwg
Vanadium Carbide Chemical Identifiers
MDL NumberMFCD00049698
EC No.235-122-5
Pubchem CID56846466
IUPAC Namemethanidylidynevanadium(1+)
SMILES[C-]#[V+]
InchI IdentifierInChI=1S/C.V/q-1;+1
InchI KeyZLANVVMKMCTKMT-UHFFFAOYSA-N


The current international situation is highly uncertain, and its economic impact has not been able to be assessed properly. In addition, rising energy and commodity prices and supply chain disruptions are expected to push the price of the vanadium carbide higher.

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