By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Russia's war heightens antimony concerns

DC policymakers call on Pentagon to boost strategic stockpiles Metal Tech News – June 22, 2022


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 9:24am

Green Berets on patrol with a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in the background.

U.S. Army; Sgt. Steven Lewis

The U.S. military uses antimony for flame retardant fabrics, communication equipment, night vision goggles, ammunition, laser sighting, and a wide array of other equipment.

The supply chain repercussions of Russia's war with Ukraine have policymakers in Washington, DC concerned about securing supplies of antimony, which is critical to renewable energy storage technologies and national defense.

Antimony is a metalloid, which means it falls between metals such as zinc and solid nonmetals like sulfur, with some interesting properties that make it a strategic materia...

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