As a complement to the tin and other metals we supply, bismuth is a minor metal that is used often by our customers as a grain refiner in the foundry industry and as an environmentally friendly replacement for lead.
Bismuth is also a common ingredient in low-melt and fusible alloys along with lead, tin, cadmium, and indium. Nathan Trotter routinely produces the tin-bismuth eutectic 281 alloy.
China and South America produce the vast majority of the world’s bismuth as a byproduct from lead, zinc, and copper smelting. Nathan Trotter has direct relationships with these producers so that our prices can be the most competitive in the industry and also allow us to offer long-term contracts and flexible delivery schedules.