Praseodymium occurs in the Earth’s crust at an average concentration of 8 parts per million. Neodymium-Praseodymium (NdPr) oxide, the primary ingredient in the world’s most efficient and highest strength permanent magnets. Neodymium and Praseodymium power the strongest types of rare earth magnets, which enable the conversion of electrical energy into motion via permanent-magnet motors. These motors power EVs and countless industrial processes.
In combination with neodymium, praseodymium is predominantly used in neodymium magnets used in a growing arena of high-tech applications.
Praseodymium and neodymium oxides are used in welder and glass blower goggles to protect the eyes from yellow flare and UV light.
Vibrant yellow ceramic tiles and dinnerware, popular in the Mediterranean region, are the result of combining praseodymium and zirconium oxides.
Praseodymium oxide is a catalyst to make the most widely used plastic, polyethylene, for soda bottles, bubble wrap, food plastic wrap, sandwich bags and milk cartons.