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Antimony is a silvery and brittle semi-metal and a rare element on Earth. Most of the manufactured antimony is processed into alloys. It is used, among other things, for hardening lead and tin alloys. Furthermore, antimony also leads to a void-free production of complicated shapes and surfaces, as the metal expands upon cooling of the melt. Other applications of antimony and its compounds are in color pigments, as a catalyst for the production of polyester and PET or as flame retardants, and as components of flame and flame retardant paints, plastics and textiles.