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Noble alloys are a group of ferro alloys that share the same properties in that they are resistant to corrosion and oxidation in moist air. As a leading metal and ferro alloy supplier, Westbrook Resources offer a range of noble alloys which are available for distribution to customers across the world. 


Continue reading as we describe our range of noble alloys and why you should choose Westbrook Resources as your key supplier.

Our Noble Alloys Range

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Noble Alloys in Industry

Noble alloys are predominantly used in the steel industry to improve strength and anti-corrosive properties. They are usually added in low proportions and in the production of special grade steels in particular.

Each of our noble alloys impart additional desirable properties into the new alloy in addition to preventing corrosion and oxidation. For example, Ferro Molybdenum makes the final alloy harder and stronger, Ferro Boron increases the hot workability, quenching degree and magnetic susceptibility of the alloy, Ferro Niobium adds strength and toughness, Ferro Titanium adds strength as a low density additive, Ferro Tungsten increases the melting point of the alloy and Ferro Vanadium increases the tensile strength and resistance against alkalis and acids.

Why Choose Westbrook Resources For Noble Alloys

Westbrook Resources have storage facilities in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Europe and North America. This makes us perfectly located for the distribution of noble alloys across the globe. 


Our aim is to be a reliable long-term partner be ensuring:

  • Continuity of Supply

  • Consistent Quality 

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Efficient Delivery Service

  • Outstanding Service


We are stockists of noble alloys with the ability to respond to customers’ urgent requirements with the additional flexibility of using our global distribution network to reach international customers.


Westbrook Resources are ISO 9001 compliant, Authorised Economic Operator accredited, hold numerous REACH registrations both in the UK and the EU and have several Turkish KKDIK pre-registrations. We have fiscal representation in several countries to facilitate deliveries direct to your plant.

Contact Us

Westbrook have decades of experience in supplying noble alloys into industry. Our team is waiting to hear from you so please get in touch today.

Contact us with any of your noble alloy requirements and experience our world class service first-hand.

Noble Alloys FAQs

What is the difference between a noble metal and a noble alloy? 


Noble metals are a group of pure metallic elements that are resistant to oxidation and corrosion. The chemical definition is extended to include metallic elements that do not react with acids. These include silver, gold, platinum, palladium, osmium, iridium, rhodium and ruthenium. 


Noble alloys share similar characteristics in that they are resistant to oxidation and corrosion but are not pure metallic elements; they are an alloy of two main elements. Our noble alloys are noble ferro alloys i.e. have iron as an alloying element.


How are noble metals different from base metals?


Whereas noble metals and noble alloys are highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation, base metals oxidise and corrode much more easily, especially in contact with acids. 


Noble metals tend to be more rare, precious metals whereas base metals are more abundant and therefore less expensive. Base metals include Bismuth, Chrome, Copper, Iron, Aluminium, Nickel and Tin.


What are transition metals?


Transition metals are a group of metallic elements that share the same physical properties in that they are good conductors of heat and electricity, malleable, have high melting and boiling points, high densities and are usually tough and hard. They occupy the central block of the periodic table.

Transition metals can also be base metals (such as Copper, Iron and Nickel) or noble metals (such as Silver and Gold).

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