Rhenium is a heavy metal and can deal with many things. Only topped by tungsten, it has the second highest melting temperature of any metal. The technology metal boasts numerous superlatives: It has above-average hardness, high density and is superconducting at low temperatures. Rhenium is the rarest stable (non-radioactive decaying) element – even gold and platinum are more common. It never occurs alone in nature, it is always part of other minerals.
Rhenium is the preferred metal for high-temperature applications and plays a significant role in catalysts of the petroleum refinery and in the production of rocket and aircraft engines. Due to its high melting temperature, the metal is the ideal cast for the production of thermal elements and incandescent wires in lamps and X-ray tubes.
Rarer than gold or platinum and indispensable in aircraft construction: Rhenium has an altitude flight ahead of it.
According to an EU study, rhenium is at 7.7 on an economic importance scale of 1-10. The resource is much rarer than the most important precious metals, but not much more expensive in relation to it. Industry demand is increasing and increasing, and substitutions from other metals are not yet in sight. Forecasts from aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus predict a doubling of the global number of aircraft by 2030.
According to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, consumption of future technologies will more than double by 2035. It is no wonder that experts predict one of the highest increases in value of all metals for rhenium. As an investment commodity, rhenium is therefore very interesting for private investors, especially if they pursue long-term investment goals.
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