Nickel prices and further information

Overview of Nickel

Nickel is one of the most valuable non ferrous metals and like all metals there is a market for recycling it. Nickel is used in lots of products commercially but believe it or not the US 5 cents coin ' Nickel' is only 25% made of nickel. The rest of the coin is mainly copper. 

What is Nickel

Nickel is widely used in well over 290,000 products for various industries including, consumer products, industrial, military and transport. The biggest use is in alloying - with other metals to produce stainless steel. These are used for kitchen equipment like sinks as well as cooking pots too. Building materials also frequently have a high nickel content. This is due to the superb properties of the metal some of which are listed below.

  • Chemical Symbol: Ni
  • Atomic Number: 28
  • Atomic Weight: 58.71
  • Melting Point: 1453 ºC
  • Boiling Point: 2730 ºC
  • Density: 8.90 g/cm3 at 25 ºC
  • Curie Temperature: 253 ºC

For more information on Nickel please follow THIS LINK to The Nickel Institutes website. Their website is full of lots of information regarding the metal, what kind of products its used in and how it can be recycled. 

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