Iodine is a relatively rare element and ranks around 62nd inabundance on earth. Iodine is essential to the human body. A deficiency of Iodine could cause hypertrophy of the thyroid and incomplete development.
Iodine is used in a variety of areas related to both human health and industrial manufacturing.
Below are some examples of Iodine uses.

Health & Nutrition Industrial Manufacturing
x-ray contrast media optical polarizing film
disinfectants heat stabilizers
pharmaceuticals catalysts
animal nutrition tall oil rosin
biocides acetic acid
iodized salt battery materials
Crude Iodine 99.5% minimum (99.8% min. available upon request)
Nonvolatile Residue 0.05% max.
Chloride and Bromide 0.05% max.
Sulfate 0.005% max.
Physical Properties
Chemical Formula I2
Atomic Weight 126.9

Heavy, grayish black flakes or prills with a metallic luster and sharp, halogen odor.  Readily sublimes to a violet vapor. 

Melting Point: 113.6°C or 236.5°F
Boiling Point: 184°C or 363°F
Specific Gravity; solid: 4.98
Vapor Density; air = 1: 9
fiber drums (up to 50kg)
super sacks (up to 500kg)
custom packaging options available upon request
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