Lead Oxide Grey & Grey Oxide
Lead Sub-Oxide (2PbO.Pb.H2O), also commercially known as Grey Oxide / Battery Oxide is used on an extensive scale for preparation of plates in Lead Acid Batteries which requires production to strict specifications. Refined Lead (Minimum 99.97% purity) is required input for our Grey Oxide manufacturing plant, which uses the Ball Mill process.
Litharge, which is Lead Mono-Oxide (PbO) is a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of Lead Stabilizers (Lead Steareates), pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks. Litharge is also called Lead Monoxide, Lead Oxide, Plumbous Oxide.
Other use of Litharge is as intermediate used in a variety of industries like lubricants and greases, insecticides, inorganic pigments, Lead soaps, petroleum refining, rubber and PVC etc.
Lead Oxide Red & Red Lead
Red Lead is a bright red to orange-red powder, used lead glass, and red pigments; a paint made with red lead is commonly used to protect iron and steel from rusting. Chemically, red lead is lead tetra oxide, Pb3O4, a water-insoluble compound that is prepared by the oxidation of metallic lead or of litharge (Lead Monoxide). Red Lead primer is one of the oldest and most commonly used anti-corrosion pigments applied to metal surfaces. Orange-red in color, red lead forms the prime coat for most of the largest bridges in the world. Red lead is also the primer of choice for most of the intricate steel structures of buildings built in the 20th century. Resistant to even salt water, red lead was liberally applied to the hulls and decks of millions of ships. Red Lead is used to a certain extent in the ceramics and glass, paints and pigments and explosives industries.
Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal, lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air. Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements.