Uses and application areas of lead

Lead is a raw material for the manufacture of batteries, cables, bullets and ammunition, as well as an additive to gasoline. Lead compounds are used as raw materials for pigments, glass, plastics and rubber. Because metal lead has excellent acid and alkali corrosion resistance, it is widely used in the manufacture of chemical and metallurgical equipment. Lead alloys are used as bearings, movable type gold and solder, etc.

In addition, lead has opened up some new uses. Such as used as a stabilizer for asphalt to extend the service life of the pavement; It is used in the manufacture of shielded nuclear power plants and nuclear waste storage tanks, high-power battery packs for load adjustment in the power sector, and magnetohydrodynamic devices.