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A silvery-white coloured metal resembling tin in appearance. First discovered in 1863.


Indium is a minor component in zinc-containing ores and a byproduct of zinc metal production.

Forms Supplied

Pure metal:

  • 99.999% (5N) purity

  • 99.9999% (6N) high purity

  • 99.99999% (7N) ultra high purity



  • Indium oxide (In2O3)

  • Indium hydroxide (InOH3)

  • Indium trichloride (InCl3)

  • Indium (III) sulphate (In2(SO4)3)

  • Indium sulphate hydrate (In2(SO4)3·xH2O)

  • Indium sulphide (In2S3)

  • Indium arsenide (InAs)

  • Indium tin oxide (abb. ITO)

Typical Applications

  • Manufacture of thin-film transparent oxides for flat screen displays.

  • Battery technologies.

  • III/V-semiconductor materials such as indium antimonide (InSb) and indium arsenide (InAs).

  • Manufacture of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), a thin-film photovoltaic material.

  • Planar and rotary sputter targets for transparent conductive layers used for TV, computer screen or displays.

Minor Metals, Compounds and Chemicals

Recycling Services

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