Zirconium, dry, coiled wire, finished metal sheets or strips appears as a grayish-white hard lustrous metal. Zirconium is a metallic element that is known for its resistance to corrosion and its ability to withstand high temperatures.
The melting point of zirconium is 1855°C (3371°F), meaning at 1855°C it will turn into a liquid.
This high melting point makes zirconium a useful material in various high-temperature applications, such as nuclear reactors and industrial heating equipment. The high melting point also gives zirconium a high level of thermal stability, which makes it an ideal material for use in corrosive environments.
Zirconium alloys that contain tin or nickel have a lower melting point compared to pure zirconium.