Nickel Trading

Nickel is one of the most versatile metals found on earth and is one of many resources that allows us to live and prosper in a the modern world.

Nickel Trading Across Industries

Nickel is one of the most versatile metals found on earth and is one of many resources that allows us to live and prosper in a the modern world. Nickel has many uses and benefits and is used in coins and stainless steel products. There is an estimated 3,000 nickel-containing alloys in everyday use, including 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport, aerospace, marine and architectural applications.

Nickel is tough, corrosion resistant, hygienic and 100% recyclable. It is essential to building and infrastructure, chemical production, communications, energy supply, environmental protection and food preparation.

Rarely used in its purest form, nickel is combined with other metals to produce alloys with a combination of properties that provide both ductility and strength at high temperatures. Through its ability to withstand high heat, nickel minimizes corrosion, allowing the metal to be used for several decades without replacement. Thus, nickel is used in harsh environments such as jet engines, offshore installations and power generation facilities.

A few industries that use cast nickel:

Car Batteries
Consumer Products
Aerospace
Marine and Architectural Applications
Chemical Production

The majority of nickel is used in stainless steel. It has increased in popularity in the electric vehicle (EV) industry which is about to reach a tipping point.

As battery formulations evolve, it is anticipated that the use of nickel will increase.

A higher energy density in batteries means the increase of nickel in the battery cathode and the longer distances electric vehicles can travel. Over the next few years, nickel shortages will emerge, and most companies with nickel exposure will benefit. However, there’s another factor in play. Large car EV-makers are naturally eager to get their raw materials from sustainable sources. The industry has invested much effort and cash in cleaning up its supply chain for cobalt.

We can help source the nickel you desire at a competive price. Contact us through our Base Metal Enquiry Form and we will get back to as soon as we can.

Types of Cast Nickel

Nickel will alloy readily with many other metals, including chromium, iron, molybdenum and copper. This allows for a wide variety of alloys that demonstrate outstanding resistance to corrosion and high-temperature scaling, exceptional high-temperature strength and other unique properties, such as shape memory and low coefficient of expansion.
    Wrought Nickel

    Used in the chemical industry for its corrosion resistance, particularly to alkalis. It is also used for its properties in shielding against electromagnetic interference and in transducers.

    Nickel-Iron Alloys

    Nickel-Iron alloys are used as soft magnetic materials, as glass-to-metal seals and as materials with defined thermal expansion properties.

    Nickel-Copper Alloys

    Highly resistant to corrosion by alkaline solutions, non-oxidizing salts and seawater.

    Nickel-Molybdenum Alloys

    Highly resistant to reducing acids in the absence of oxidizing ions, such as ferric and cupric or dissolved oxygen.

    Nickel-Chromium Alloys

    Characterised by their high resistance to corrosion at both normal and high temperatures (resistance to scaling), good high-temperature strength and high electrical resistance.

 

Choosing the right type of nickel for your application is important as their properties can be quite different from each other. At Global Trading we can help and guide you through the process in selecting the right iron for your applications.

Other Base Metal Types

Steel

Steel is an important commodity because it is extremely strong and relatively low cost, making it suitable for industrial uses in construction, infrastructure and manufacturing.

Copper

The applications of copper make it a sought-after metal by a large number of industries. Its wide range of uses makes it a popular commodity to buy and trade. It’s an efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

Aluminium

Aluminium is the most abundant mineral on Earth behind oxygen and silicon, making it the most abundant metal naturally found on the planet, and the second-most used metal globally, behind only iron.

Iron

Cast iron is highly favoured for its ability to be easily cast into complex shapes when molten and for its low cost. Cast Iron properties can be easily altered by adjusting the composition and cooling rate without significant changes to production methods.

Nickel

Nickel is one of the most versatile metals found on earth and is one of many resources that allows us to live and prosper in a the modern world.

Global Trading Can Help You Purchase Base Metals

At Global Trading we can help you source the base metal your require. We will explain the process and address any questions that you might have. Please contact us at any time or message us via WhatsApp or Skype