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Indium is a very rare technology metal. In 2017 worldwide production was just 714 tons (source: USGS), compared to about 3230 tons of gold with a price of about 65200 USD per kg (Oct 23). Indium has a very low melting point of 156.6 °C and is very soft and stable if exposed to air since Indium forms an oxide layer. Indium is used for many important technologies such as touch-screens, LCD monitors, organic LEDs (OLED) and CCD circuit paths. It is also indispensable for solar cells and photodiodes. Due to the low worldwide reserves of about 15000 tons (2015) it is one of the elements with the highest degree of criticality regarding its future supply. Since indium is very finely distributed in most applications, the recycling rate is less than 1% (estimate by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP). The indium price has fluctuated strongly in recent years, with prices in the four-digit range (2014) and a subsequent phase of falling prices. The indium price began to rise in August 2020, and the recovery stabilized further in 2024, with the result that the price (as at April 2024) has now reached almost half of its all-time high again.

The ingot has a weight of at least 1 kg (1000 g - 1050 g). The design and dimensions of the ingot can vary slightly. Since Indium is a very soft metal the ingot can have smaller scratches and dents. Shipping costs are 6.99 Euro within Germany, 16.49 Euro with the EU and Switzerland, and 24.99 Euro worldwide. For multiple purchases we combine shipping. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for shipment since we have to retrieve the items from our warehouse first.

The stated price includes the added 19% german VAT, the amount of VAT is indicated in the invoice.

Indium bar characteristics:

  • > 1000 grams
  • > 99.995% Indium
  • with sticker of the test result of the bar

Name Indium Bar - more than 1 kg
Chemical composition > 99.995 % In
Weight 1000 - 1050 grams Size 138 mm x 40 mm x 31 mm
Item number 172 Price 512 EUR
Indium Bar - more than 1 kg
Indium Bar - more than 1 kg
Indium Bar - more than 1 kg
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