Carbonyl iron represents the powdery substance consisting of finely divided particles of high-pure iron (most often the size of such particles makes no more than 25 microns).
Carbonyl iron is widely used in the most different industries of the modern industry, science and equipment. Among them - production of diamond tool, pharmacology and many others. Most often in the industry the following types of powders are used: the recovered, not recovered, siliconized and radio engineering carbonyl iron which structure can allow the defined percent of impurity (usually no more than 3%). So wide range of application causes the fact that carbonyl iron can be bought on the most favorable conditions today.
In metallurgy the powdered carbonyl refined iron most often acts as almost ideal raw materials for production of many kinds of the high-precision details and mechanisms having especially irregular shapes. Considerable popularity to carbonyl iron in the metallurgical industry is provided also by the fact that substance possesses excellent magnetic properties.
One of the main areas of use of carbonyl iron can call radio electronics also: in this industry powders use for production of cores of transformers which can work in the range of averages, and also intermediate frequencies. One more property of carbonyl iron is high ability to absorption of microwave frequencies.
Most often carbonyl iron is delivered in tanks or special drums by any kinds of transport.
Carbonyl iron is stored in tight packaging in the dry and protected from the fires rooms closed.
Impact on human body and accident prevention
The suspension of carbonyl iron in air is capable to cause irritation of mucous membranes therefore it is necessary to work with powders in protective gloves (and if necessary and in respirators).