Knowledge Base

Technical Literature

People with Question MarksWelcome to the Technical Literature Library of the Nickel Institute where over 250 papers in PDF format are housed. We are committed to providing you with all the information you need about nickel-containing materials in the best, fastest, least expensive way possible.

Training Modules

Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steel

Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steels

February 11, 2011

This presentation explains: the role of nickel in stainless steels and; the factors which should be taken into account if considering the use of a stainless steel with reduced nickel content.

Forms of Corrosion

Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion

October 15, 2010

"Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion" looks briefly at the various forms of corrosion which can be avoided in architectural applications by correctly selecting, installing and maintaining stainless steel.

Good Practices

Good Practices

October 15, 2010

This presentation highlights the good practices that should be followed to maintain corrosion-resistance and aesthetic qualities of austenitic stainless steels.

Corrosion by Waters

Corrosion by Waters

October 15, 2010

"Corrosion by Waters" discusses the challenges of handling water in process plants.

Featured Video


Without non-ferrous metals, no energy transition!

The video demonstrates how non-ferrous metals contribute to achieve an energy transition – with three case studies.

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Upcoming Events

Argus Metal Week

Where: London, UK

When: 27 February - 2 March 2018

Nickel Alloys & Compounds Conference

Where: Intercontinental Düsseldorf, Germany

When: 13-14 March 2018


China International Duplex Stainless Steel Congress

February 22, 2016

This presentation was given by Gary Coates at the 5th China International Duplex Stainless Steel Congress in Beijing on 26 November 2015.

China International Nickel & Cobalt Conference, 15 November 2015

February 22, 2016

This presentation was given by Richard Matheson in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on 15 November 2015.

An effective concentration approach to classify alloys

April 23, 2015

The poster explaining the unique properties of alloys as ‘special mixtures’ and the metals industry’s proposed application of bioelution based approaches for the classification of alloys was presented by Dr. Adriana Oller, NiPERA in collaboration with the European Copper Institute and Eurometaux at the Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques conference Chemical risk: innovative methods and techniques held 8-10 April, 2015 in Nancy, France.

Current Issue

Improving lives

Nickel in healthcare

December 19, 2017


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.