Performance Nickel Alloys

Nickel has a particular ability to alloy with a range of metals, which has led to the development of a range of alloys with exceptional strength and corrosion resistance (particularly at elevated temperatures) and excellent electrical resistance.

These alloys tend to be expensive, so are used solely for high performance applications such as nuclear and aerospace springs and fasteners, furnace components, pressure vessels.

In addition to the Nickel Alloys, Nickel is also available as a commercially pure material.

 

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Commercially Pure Nickel (Alloy 200 & Alloy 201)

  • Alloy 200

    Nickel 200 or Commercially Pure Nickel has a nickel content of 99.5%. It has good mechanical properties and resistance to a wide range of corrosive environments. It is used for chemical and processing plant, particularly for maintaining product purity in the handling of foods, synthetic fibres and caustic alkalis.

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  • Alloy 201

    Nickel 201 is a commercially pure Nickel with a nickel content typically of 99.6%. Very similar to Nickel 200, but with a lower carbon content prevent embrittlement.

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Nickel-Copper Alloys (Alloy 400 & Alloy K500)

  • Alloy 400 / Monel 400

    Alloy 400 or Monel 400 is a Nickel-Copper alloy well known as a corrosion resistive material to sulphuric, sea-water, hydrochloric and phosphoric acids. For temperatures up to 450 °C it maintains its strength and corrosion resistance in service. Typical applications include pickling plant and chemical processing equipment.

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  • Alloy K500 (Monel K500)

    Alloy K500 or Monel K500 is an age-hardening alloy combining the corrosion resistance typical of Alloy 400 with increased strength and hardness. It retains its strength up to 650 °C and is strong and ductile at temperatures as low as -250 °C. This alloy has low magnetic permeability and is non-magnetic down to -130 °C.

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Nickel 212

A Nickel grade with the addition of 2% Manganese. Applications include electrode support wire, and in cold tail connectors for heating cables and mats.

Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys (Alloy 600, Alloy 625, Alloy X750 & Incoloy 825)

  • Alloy 600 / Inconel

    Alloy 600 or Inconel 600 is a Nickel Chromium alloy with the addition of Iron. This alloy is used for engineering applications due to its good strength and resistance to corrosion at high temperatures. It is used for furnace and heat treatment equipment as well as heating element sheathing.

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  • Alloy 625 / Inconel 625

    Alloy 625 or Inconel 625 is a Nickel Chromium alloy with the addition of Molybdenum, providing excellent corrosion resistance. Typical applications are for sea water uses.

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  • Alloy X750 / Inconel X750

    Alloy X750 or Inconel X750 is a Nickel Chromium alloy made precipitation hardenable by adding aluminium and titanium. Used for applications requiring high temperature.

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  • Incoloy 825

    Incoloy 825 is a Nickel Chromium Iron alloy with additions of Molybdenum and copper. This creates an alloy with resistance to chemicals, so is used extensively in chemical processing.

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Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt Alloys (Alloy 90 & Alloy 75)

  • Alloy 90 / Nimonic 90

    Alloy 90 or Nimonic 90 is a Nickel Chromium alloy with the addition of Cobalt. The alloy is precipitation hardenable, and has high strength and corrosion resistance at very high temperatures (up to 950 °C)

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  • Alloy 75

    Alloy 75 or Nimonic 75 is a Nickel Chromium Alloy with excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures. Applications include in aerospace fasteners.

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Nickel-Iron Alloys (Nilo 42 & Nilo K)

  • Nilo 42

    Nilo 42 is a Nickel Iron alloy with a constant coefficient of thermal expansion up to 300°C, and is used for glass to metal seals.

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  • Nilo K

    Nilo K is a Nickel Iron alloy with the addition of Cobalt, and is used for high performance glass to metal seals.

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