sponge metal

sponge metal

[′spənj ¦med·əl]
(metallurgy)
Any porous metal made by decomposition or reduction of a compound without melting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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China is a distant second to Japan with an 8 percent share of titanium sponge metal imports, but accounted for 24 percent of imports of titanium dioxide, used as a pigment in paints.