Essential Nickel

Naturally-occurring, micro-nutrient nickel fundamental in ammonia conversion

B.A. McKean -

Nickel Fertilizer

Successful growth and development of plants needs nickel. That’s partly because nickel is an essential micronutrient in the conversion of urea to ammonia and thus in the mobilization of nitrogen.

Nickel is present in all soils and only a small amount is required for urea conversion, so incidents of nickel defificiency are rare. Some plants, like the pecan tree are especially reliant on the presence of nickel.

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Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017

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Feature Story:
Nickel alloys helping hearts beat stronger
With an aging population, demand is stronger than ever for pacemakers and defibrillators. With increased usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), it is important that permanent implants are made from non-magnetic materials, such as UNS R 30035.