HTW 2023

Nickel

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

Schlumberger signs an agreement with EnerVenue

Schlumberger New Energy announced an investment and collaboration agreement to deploy EnerVenue’s uniquely differentiated nickel-hydrogen battery technology, which is a key enabler of stationary energy storage solutions.

Stainless steel accounts for 70% of nickel consumption

The stainless steel sector still accounts for 70% of primary nickel consumption. Given that consumers of electric vehicles and other clean energy technologies are for the most part inherently conscious of the environmental impact of their purchase, many producers and prospective producers of nickel, destined for these markets, are aiming to improve their carbon footprints.

IGO and Western Areas considers further consolidation

Talks between Australia's two largest independent nickel sulfide producers could lead to further consolidation in a sector that is benefitting from renewed project investment in a higher-price environment.

Shanghai nickel prices hit record high on strong demand

Prices of nickel on the Shanghai Futures Exchange leaped to their highest on record recently, supported by solid demand and low inventories across the world.

Ryerson acquires Specialty Metals Processing

Ryerson Holding Corporation announced that it has acquired Specialty Metals Processing (SMP), a toll processor located in Stow, Ohio.

GPF issues carbon-neutral nickel ETC

The Global Palladium Fund (GPF) has issued the world's only physically-backed carbon-neutral nickel Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC). Targeting institutional investors, it has a Total Expense Ratio of 0.75%. The minimum investment is USD 100,000 and daily valuations are available on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Sacha Meaux, HandyTube’s Director of Strategic Sourcing

HandyTube Corp, a leading manufacturer of seamless, stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing for a wide range of applications and markets, has appointed Sacha Meaux as Director of Strategic Sourcing.

Blackstone Board approves pilot & DFS at Ta Khoa refinery

Following compelling outcomes from the Ta Khoa Refinery (TKR) Pre-Feasibility Study, Blackstone Minerals Board of Directors has approved the first phase of pilot plant work and the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for the TKR.

Metso Outotec flotation technology for Ni concentrator

Metso Outotec will supply cutting-edge flotation technology for a major nickel producer in Western Australia as part of their concentrator modernization.

Successful production of ultrawide Ni-alloy plate

Nippon Yakin has successfully produced NAS 625 (UNS N06625) nickel alloy in an ultrawide plate measuring 3510 mm in width and 50 mm in thickness.  The alloy, which has high corrosion and heat resistance, is now available in one of the world's widest and thickest sizes among the high nickel alloy products.
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