Nickel and Innovation

June 01, 2013

BASF NCM Li-ion Cathode material at 2200x

We have been celebrating stainless steel for the past year and the last chapter on the first 100 years of stainless steel appears on the page opposite. It’s time now to consider some of the ways society will likely be using nickel in the next hundred years.

It’s reasonable to expect that nickel-containing stainless steels will remain a very significant construction material, and for all the familiar reasons. Which is to say its ductility, toughness, strength, weldability, resistance to acids and other corrosive chemicals, and cleanability will all remain in high demand.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.