Silver Foil

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MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Silver foil is a form of ‘metal leaf’, also called ‘composition leaf’ or ‘schlag-metal’, which is a thin foil used for research, decoration or any other applicable application for foil. Metal leaf is often made of gold (including many alloys), silver, copper, aluminum, brass palladium and occasionally platinum. Vark is a type of silver leaf used for decoration in Indian cuisine. Goldbeating, the technique of producing metal leaf, has been known for more than 5,000 years.

ESPI provides silver foil and sheet, mostly for research and industrial applications, and are manufactured by hot or cold rolling through industrial roll mills. The rolling process involves incrementally reducing thickness of the material through successive passes between the rollers. ESPI provides silver foil products customarily rolled between .001” to .009” thicknesses, where silver sheet is normally rolled in .010” and above, up to ½”.

HOWEVER, ESPI'S RESPONSIVENESS TO ANY CUSTOMER'S UNIQUE SPECIFICATIONS, ENABLES US TO MANUFACTURE TO NEARLY ANY CUSTOM REQUIREMENT.

Contact ESPI at 800-638-2581 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses, diameters or custom sizes.

Below please find ESPI's standard offerings of Silver Foil, as well as links to our other forms of Silver.

Characteristics:

Soft, ductile, lustrous white solid. Highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals. Resists oxidation, but tarnishes in air through reaction with atmospheric sulfur compounds. Absorbs oxygen strongly at melting point. Soluble in nitric acid, and alkali cyanide solutions, insoluble in water and alkalies. Noncombustible, except as powder.

Hazards: Tolerance (metal) 0.1 mg/m3 of air; (soluble compounds, (as Ag), 0.1 mg/m3 of air)

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Ag

Atomic Number:

47

Atomic Weight:

107.868

Density:

10.50 gm/cc

Melting Point:

961.93 oC

Boiling Point:

2212 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

4.29 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

1.586 microhm-cm @ 20 oC

Electronegativity:

1.9 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0566 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

60.7 K-Cal/gm atom at 2212 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.70 Cal/gm mole

 

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

3N5

4N

5N

6N

Ca 200 40 - -
Na <20 <4 - -
Pb <20 <4 - <.20
Si 75 15 - -
Ni - - - .10
Fe 40 8 2 <.14
Mg 50 10 - -
Bi <20 <5 <.2 -
Cu 45 8 .6 .19
Pd - - .6 .46

SILVER FOIL

Material

Purity

Silver Foil .001” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .002”  camera1  camera1  camera1 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .003” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .004” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .005” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .006” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .007” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .008” 3N5, 4N, 5N
Silver Foil .009” 3N5, 4N, 5N

 - Foil is cut to order and sold by the square inch or square foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional thicknesses or custom sizes.

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