The Perspective of Producers and End-Users Roadmap
There are 90 naturally occurring chemical elements on Planet Earth. Eighteen elements are classically described as non-metals (e.g.: noble gases and halogens), seven as half-metals. The remaining 65 chemical elements are metals, 60 of which are commercially available. Metals and alloys are essential for a vast number of industries and industrial products. Some
20+ metals are considered "critical" for Europe's industrial future.