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Alternatives to Hazardous Thoriated Tungsten Available

Newbury Park, CA, June 05, 2007 --( Welders have used 2% Thoriated tungsten in welding applications for decades. However, recent studies have proven that Thorium itself is a hazardous material – a naturally occurring radioactive element further identified as a carcinogen, or “cancer causing”

In fact, according to the American Welding Society, "Thorium is radioactive and may present hazardous by external and internal exposure. If alternatives are technically feasible, they should be used.”

Non-radioactive High performance TRI MIX, 2% Lanthanated, and 2% Ceriated tungsten are alternatives that are readily available due to advances in tungsten technology. In many cases, these types of tungsten outperform Thorium with longer tungsten life, better arc starting, and higher amperage capacity.

To get your sample today, contact Diamond Ground Products or visit

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Their ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations. Contact DGP today to see how they can help with your current or future welding applications.

For more information, contact:

Jim Elizarraz
Diamond Ground Products
2550 Azurite Circle Newbury Park, CA 91320
Ph: (805) 498-3837
Fax (805) 498-9347

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