Nickel

Nickel based alloys

Nickel based alloys are chosen because of the corrosion resistance, heat resistance/high and low temperature properties.

Applications for nickel alloys

Nickel alloys are used in a variety of industries, such as: aircraft gas turbines, steam turbine power plants, nuclear power systems and the chemical- and petrochemical industries. Overall, nickel alloys offer a combination of strength, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, and versatility that makes them valuable in demanding industrial applications. Their properties make them suitable for environments where other materials may fail, allowing for improved performance, durability, and reliability.

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Ramani Steel House receives LoA from NSSC

RAMANI STEEL HOUSE announced that it has received the first export of Nickel Copper Alloy Plates in India made by NSSC.

Uniper appoints Michael Lewis as CEO and CSO

Uniper appointed Michael Lewis as the new CEO and he will also assume the role of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

“New Ni grade capabilities” wins Alleima Prize 2023

The project “New Ni grade capabilities” is awarded the newly established Alleima Innovation Prize 2023 for its outstanding development work related to the production...

Velo3D qualifies Amperprint® 0233 Haynes® 282®

Velo3D, Inc. has qualified the nickel-based superalloy powder Amperprint® 0233 Haynes® 282® for use in its Sapphire® family of printers. The powder was produced...

Nornickel Harjavalta wins EUR 15M from Business Finland

Business Finland has granted EUR 15M in funding for Nornickel Harjavalta’s expansion investment, which will support the growing demand of responsibly produced battery materials...

Canada Nickel update on its discussion with investors

Canada Nickel Company Inc. (Canada Nickel) provides an update on its discussions with strategic investors and financing activities. The Company has arranged a USD 10M...

Vedanta acquires Nicomet

Vedanta has acquired Nicomet. With this acquisition, Vedanta has become India’s sole producer of Nickel. The move is a significant step in Vedanta’s mission...

Sunrise Project secures Major Project Status award

Sunrise Energy Metals Limited (Sunrise Energy Metals) announced that the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor MP, has awarded Commonwealth Government...

Chengtun to invest in Indonesian nickel matte project

China's Chengtun Mining Group Co Ltd said that it would invest USD 245M in a project to make nickel matte in Indonesia as a...

Global demand for nickel: Nickel Institute

According to the Nickel Institute, around 75% of the world's stainless steel production is accounted for by grades containing nickel. The demand for nickel is...


Nickel alloys are a group of metallic materials that contain a significant amount of nickel as their primary alloying element, typically combined with other elements such as chromium, iron, copper, molybdenum, and others. These alloys exhibit unique properties that make them useful in a wide range of applications across various industries. Below we collected some key points about nickel alloys:

High Strength and Corrosion Resistance: Nickel alloys are known for their excellent combination of high strength and corrosion resistance. They can withstand harsh environments, including high temperatures, extreme pressures, and corrosive substances.

Versatile Applications: Nickel alloys find applications in diverse industries, including aerospace, chemical processing, oil and gas, power generation, marine engineering, and electronics. They are used in components such as turbine blades, valves, heat exchangers, chemical reactors, and electrical resistance wires.

Heat Resistance: Nickel alloys possess excellent heat resistance, making them suitable for high-temperature environments. They maintain their strength and structural integrity at elevated temperatures, making them ideal for applications such as gas turbines.

Corrosion Resistance: Nickel alloys have exceptional resistance to corrosion, particularly in harsh environments where other materials might fail. They resist attack from acids, alkalis, seawater, and various corrosive gases, making them valuable in chemical processing, marine, and offshore applications.

Magnetic Properties: Nickel alloys can exhibit ferromagnetic or paramagnetic properties depending on their composition and processing.

Weldability and Fabrication: Nickel alloys can be welded, allowing for the fabrication of complex structures and components. However, they require specialized welding techniques and proper heat treatment to maintain their desired properties.

Cost: Nickel alloys tend to be more expensive than common steels due to the higher cost of nickel and the complexity of their production. However, their unique properties often justify their use in critical applications where their performance outweighs the cost considerations.