Nickel is the fifth most common element in the Earth’s crust and as such has many varied applications. Nickel is used in everything from stainless steel, kitchen equipment, plating, and Electronics. With so many uses Nickel is a part of everyone’s daily life.
Nickel Metal is the fifth most common element found in the Earth’s crust. It is a silvery-white metal that takes a high polish and is one of only four elements that are magnetic at or near room temperature. Two-thirds of Nickel is used to make stainless steel. About 85% of metallic Nickel is used in combination with other metals to make alloys and many other corrosion and heat resistant alloys. These alloys are used for pots and pans, kitchen sinks, buildings, food processing equipment, medical equipment and chemical plants.
Nickel Metal is also used in coinage and for armor plating. About 65% of the Nickel is used to manufacture stainless steels. Twenty percent is used in other steel and non-ferrous alloys. These alloys are used for specialized industrial and military endeavors. Around 9% is used in plating and 6% in other uses. These other uses include coins, electronics, and hybrid car batteries.
- Stainless Steel
- Corrosion/Heat Resistant Alloys
- Medical Equipment
- Food Processing Equipment
- Chemical Plants
- Armor Plating
- Hybrid Car Batteries
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