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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PNR signs an APA with BCL to acquire the Selebi assets

North American Nickel Inc announced that Premium Nickel Resources (PNR) has executed a definitive asset purchase agreement (APA) with the Liquidator of BCL Limited (BCL) to acquire the Selebi, and Selebi North (together the Selebi Assets) nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) assets and related infrastructure formerly operated by BCL.

Stainless Steel Infrastructure: a lifetime of savings

The Nickel Institute has published Stainless Steel Infrastructure: a lifetime of savings. This new publication explains how the unique properties of nickel-containing stainless steel make it a cost-effective choice of material for a wide range of structural applications.

Reduce component machining costs with Sanicro® 825

Machining components with metals can be expensive. The cost of materials to be used is a major factor, but there are lots of other things to consider, such as machining cost and utilization rates, tool consumption, and stoppages – whether planned or unplanned.

Kennametal launches KAR85-AM-K

Kennametal Inc. announced the launch of KAR85-AM-K, its most corrosion-resistant tungsten carbide grade for metal additive manufacturing. It is available exclusively in combination with Kennametal’s binder jet 3D printing capabilities to produce fully finished wear components.

Global nickel production likely to grow by 6.8% in 2021

Global nickel mine production is expected to grow by 6.8% to reach 2.42 million t in 2021, after registering an estimated 4.2% decline to 2.27 million t in 2020, owing to COVID-19-related lockdowns and restrictions, says GlobalData.

Horizonte receives approval from ECAs for Araguaia

Horizonte Minerals Plc (Horizonte) announced that it has received formal credit and board approval from two export credit agencies (the ECAs) for USD 146.2M of the senior secured project finance facility (the Senior Debt Facility) to part fund construction and development of its Araguaia ferro-nickel project (Araguaia or the Project).

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.


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.