shop metals sheets foilstubeswires
home | about us | metals | how to shop | contact

back to metal list
foil | wire | rod | tube | powder
To buy metals listed here on the web site please make note of the product code and you can contact us directly to place order. Click here for our contact details.


Nickel( Ni )

General Description:

A.F. Cronstedt Discovered nickel in 1751 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nickel is a silvery white metal that takes a high polish. Nickel is hard, ductile, malleable, and somewhat ferromagnetic. It is a fair conductor of heat and electricity.

Nickel is used primarily for the alloys it forms. It is used for making stainless steel and many other corrosion resistant alloys. Copper-nickel alloy tubing is used in desalination plants. Nickel plating is applied to other metals to provide a protective coating. Finely divided nickel is used as a catalyst for hydrogenating vegetable oils. Nickel is also used in ceramics, magnets, and batteries.

foil wire rod tube powder


©2003-09 William Gregor limited (