American Elements supplies every American private space program as well as NASA. We also supply their major suppliers, such as Raytheon and Teledyne, with materials compatible with the extreme conditions of space including iridium parts, ultra high purity metals and refractory alloys such as Molybdenum TZM, and state-of-the-art coating systems.

We comply with AS9000 and AS9100 standards to assure we meet the most stringent safety and quality requirements.

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Innovation Case Study #1: American Elements Assists NASA in Development of Ultra White Coating for Satellite Applications

#1: American Elements Assists NASA in Development of Ultra White Coating for Satellite Applications

The Challenge

Space poses possibly the most difficult challenges to materials scientists. Solar radiation, intense UV light and wide temperature ranges test the limits of structural materials and coatings. Preventing UV light damage is in large part controlled by the “whiteness” of the coating system which deflects UV radiation.

The Innovation

When NASA contractors sought to develop a new generation of space-grade coatings for telecommunications satellites, they turned to American Elements to produce ultra-high purity forms of certain oxide compounds such as gallium, aluminum and zinc which share the property of extreme whiteness. We synthesized space-grade forms of each oxide in certified 99.999% purity and formulated custom blends to optimize the material.

The Result

A next generation coating system was developed in 2010 and is currently in use on several U.S. launched satellites to provide exceptional resistance to intense UV light exposure.
Below is merely a selection of the full catalog of Space products that American Elements manufactures. If you do not see a material you're looking for listed, please search the website or contact

Selected Products Supplied to the Space Industry

Zirconium Silicate Sputtering Target (5N) 99.999% Aluminum Oxide Powder (5N) 99.999% Gallium Oxide Powder (5N) 99.999% High Purity Silicon Powder
Aluminum Bars Aluminum Bismuth Alloy Aluminum Flake Aluminum Foam
Aluminum Foil Aluminum Magnesium Alloy Aluminum Magnesium Alloy Nanopowder Aluminum Magnesium Powder
Aluminum Oxide Foam Aluminum Oxide Powder Aluminum Oxide Wool Aluminum Pellets
Aluminum Rod Aluminum Silicon Foil Aluminum Sputtering Target Aluminum Sulfide Sputtering Target
Aluminum Wire Antimony Powder Barium Fluoride Barium Fluoride Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Beryllium Foil Beryllium Lump Bismuth Germanate BGO Bismuth Indium Alloy
Boron Nitride Micropowder Boron Powder Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticle Dispersion Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles
Calcium Fluoride Activated by Europium Calcium Shot Carbon Nanotubes Cerium Oxide Powder
Chromium Oxide Powder Chromium Powder Chromium(II) Chloride Cobalt Block
Cobalt Cube Cobalt Foil Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles Cobalt Pieces
Copper Foam Copper Foil Copper Nanoparticle Dispersion Copper Nanoparticles
Copper Powder Copper Shot Dysprosium Block Dysprosium Cube
Dysprosium Fluoride Dysprosium Foil Fused Quartz Powder Fused Quartz Sputtering Target
Gadolinium Block Gadolinium Cube Gadolinium Foil Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion
Gadolinium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Gallium Antimonide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Gallium Oxide Powder Germanium Pieces
Gold Foil Gold Pellets Graphite Foil Graphite, Expandable
Hafnium Diboride Hafnium Oxide Powder Holmium(III) Phosphate Inconel 718 Alloy
Inconel 718 Alloy Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Inconel 718 Powder Indium Wire Iridium Rod
Iron Acetate Iron Metal Powder Iron Nanoparticle Dispersion Iron Nanoparticles
Iron Nickel Alloy Iron Nickel Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Iron Nickel Powder Iron(II,III) Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion
Iron(II,III) Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Iron(III) Oxide Nanowires
Lanthanum Blocks Lanthanum Cubes Lanthanum Foil Lanthanum Powder
Lanthanum Vanadium Oxide Sputtering Target Lanthanum-Nickel-Aluminum Alloy Lead Shot Lithium Fluoride Powder
Lithium Pieces Lithium Tantalate Lithium Wire Lutetium Blocks
Lutetium Foil Magnesium Aluminate, Spinel Magnesium Aluminate, Spinel Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Magnesium Plate
Maraging Steel Maraging Steel Powder Molybdenum Bars Molybdenum Blocks
Molybdenum Carbide Mo2C Molybdenum Disilicide Heating Elements Molybdenum Foil Molybdenum Granules
Molybdenum Pellets Molybdenum Slugs Molybdenum Tube Nickel Chromium Molybdenum Iron Alloy
Nickel Foam Nickel Slugs Niobium Blocks Niobium Foil
Niobium Powder Niobium Rod Niobium Titanium Sputtering Target Niobium Tube
Niobium(IV) Carbide Olivine Powder Platinum Rhodium Alloy Platinum Rhodium Alloy Sputtering Target
Platinum Ribbon Potassium 2-Ethylhexanoate Potassium Hexacyanomanganate Praseodymium Oxide Powder
Praseodymium Plate Rhodium Oxide on Alumina Ruthenium Oxide Powder Samarium Cobalt Powder
Samarium Cobalt SmCo5 Powder Scandium Oxide Powder Scandium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Silicon Carbide Powder
Silicon Nanoparticle Dispersion Silicon Nanoparticles Silicon Pieces Silicon Powder
Silver Blocks Silver Cubes Silver Foil Silver Nanoparticles
Silver Ribbon Sodium Borosilicate Strontium Carbonate Strontium Zirconate
Strontium Zirconate Sputtering Target Tantalum Bracket Tantalum Powder Tantalum Sheet
Tantalum Tube Tellurium Oxide Powder Tin Slugs Titanium Aluminum Vanadium Foil
Titanium Aluminum Vanadium Sputtering Target Titanium Foam Titanium Nitride Nanoparticle Dispersion Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles
Titanium Pellets Titanium Powder Titanium Slugs Tungsten Blocks
Tungsten Copper Alloy Tungsten Copper Alloy Sputtering Target Tungsten Foil Tungsten Powder
TZM Molybdenum Alloy TZM Molybdenum Alloy Bars TZM Molybdenum Alloy Plate TZM Molybdenum Alloy Tube
TZM Molybdenum Alloy Wire Vanadium Sputtering Target Ytterbium Plate Ytterbium Powder
Yttrium Aluminum Oxide Powder Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia Granule Zinc Nitride Zinc Nitride Sputtering Target
Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Zirconium Carbide Zirconium Carbide Sputtering Target
Zirconium Diboride Zirconium Diboride Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Zirconium Silicate Zirconium Titanium Alloy